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Wasserweg
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22.36km
200 - 220m
Distance
75hm
80hm
Ascent
05:30h
 
Duration
Brief description

Along the waterway you can experience the beauty of nature of flowing waters, standing waters, but especially the mineral water springs in Bad Radkersburg and its surroundings.

Difficulty
medium
Rating
Technique
Fitness
Landscape
Experience
Starting point

Thermal-Quellengebäude

Route
Bad Radkersburg
Altneudörfl
3.4 km
Oberlaafeld
7.4 km
Laafeld
9.9 km
Sicheldorf
13.4 km
Obere Wiesen
14.9 km
Mitterling
15.7 km
Oberradkersburg
21.2 km
Bad Radkersburg
21.8 km


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Description
With around 3000 hectares, the Mur floodplains form the second largest closed floodplain area in Austria and have been designated by UNESCO as the Lower Mur Valley Biosphere Park. We owe the formation of these floodplain forests to the Mur River, which moves back and forth in the floodplain.

Bad Radkersburg is a member of the "European Green Belt". This is a unique biotope network along the former "iron curtain", which stretches from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea and divides here towards the Adriatic and the Balkans.

The waterway also passes two widenings of the Mura River, which were implemented to prevent further deepening of the bed and thus to protect the groundwater and improve the ecological condition. The widenings create new habitats for typical animal and plant species in and around the water.

In the area of the former border bridge to Slovenia you can experience and marvel at breathtaking sunsets at the newly created "Mura Square". Embedded in these impressive natural landscapes is the "Bad Radkersburg gold" - the mineral and thermal springs of Bad Radkersburg.

These springs, formed by the former volcanic activity, are characterized by a high mineralization and shape the health destination Bad Radkersburg. The water trail starts at the thermal spring and continues to the Bad Radkersburg city spring, which is bottled as healing and mineral water "Long Life". Furthermore you walk to the Josefsquelle in Sicheldorf (Sicheldorfer mineral water) and to the Johannesquelle in Laafeld, which is used as a natural drinking fountain.

From many locations along the waterway you can observe the landscape forms typical of extinct volcanoes.

Directions
Circular hiking trail

The waterway EAST with 13,5 km leads downstream the river Mur via Bad Radkersburg in direction Sicheldorf/Laafeld and back. The waterway WEST with 9,5 km leads upstream the river Mur via Bad Radkersburg in direction Liebmannsee/Altneudörfl and back.

Highest point
220 m
Endpoint

Thermal-Quellengebäude

Height profile

Equipment

Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather!   

Backpack with water bottle and snack   
Comfortable walking shoes   
Comfortable clothing   
Hiking or Nordic walking sticks   
Rain protection   
Cell phone   
Cash

Safety instructions

EU emergency call: 112
Emergency call fire department: 122
Emergency call police: 133
Emergency call rescue: 144

Tips
Through the lowest part of Styria, where the waters gather.

 

Places to be found:   

beautiful river landscape    Chapel in Sicheldorf    Liebmannsee lake    Buschenschank - perfect for a short rest    hut at the Johannesquelle    Overview board in front of the Quellenhaus    Thermal water - exhibition in the Quellenhaus
Additional information
Gästeinfo Bad Radkersburg

Hauptplatz 14
8490 Bad Radkersburg

T: +43 3476 2545

E: badradkersburg@thermen-vulkanland.at 

W: www.thermen-vulkanland.at


Arrival
Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
Public transportation
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at.

With the BusBahnBim app from Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and streetcar connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

The Thermenlandbus also takes you directly to Bad Radkersburg on the fastest way.

Parking
You will find public parking on site! Hasenheide - City Park Bad Radkersburg

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