Nature & Hiking
Hiking in the region Bad Radkersburg
Whether you are hiking along the river in the Au marsh countryside, in the wine areas or walking through the city, spend a relaxing and active walking vacation in the region Bad Radkersburg - the southernmost city in the Styrian thermal spring county.
In Bad Radkersburg whoever exchanges his bicycle for walking shoes, experiences one of the most stunning kinds of perambulation: the wine hike. Detailed maps show the pleasure filled wine routes: the Traminer route in Klöch, TAU route in Tieschen, or the Water route with the branching river landscape leading in to Bad Radkersburg. After you have explored the landscape and regional culinary delights, relish in a relaxing time well spent in the thermal complex. The special thermal water loosens and relaxes muscles tired from a day spent enjoying the varied and delightful opportunities found in Bad Radkersburg and the areas surrounding it.
The Mur marshes form the second largest enclosed Au area in Austria with approximately 3000 square hectares of forest land. The emergence of these Au forests is owed to the irrigational effects of the flowing river Mur.
Bad Radkersburg is a member of the „European Green Belt“. This is a unique biotope formation found running along the former „Iron Curtain“, which extends from the Polar Sea to the Black Sea and divides here and continues in the direction of the Adriatic and the Balkans.
In the case of the Au landscape running along the river Mur it can be seen at its best and also most typical as it approaches the regions of Bad Radkersburg and Halbenrain. This area is characterized by its exceptional wealth of plants and animals species.
In close proximity to the city are the Au forest areas with their strongly based, alder, birch, willow and elm landscapes. Particularly worth mentioning are the snowdrops, which cover the Au forest floor in February in April, and the Au forest itself with its hints of a light garlic aroma created by the Forest garlic to be found there.
Due to the multifaceted connection of different biotopes in this tightly packed area of Mur marshes numerous types of animals are also to be found. Thus this area proves an important refuge for threatened animal species.
Of particular interest is the bird world, which exhibits various kinds of birds especially Kingfishers and Black Storks. The Au also plays an important role as a sleeping and resting place for many different migrating birds but especially the Cormorants whose yearly appearance heralds the oncoming winter season.