The main square served as the marketplace and is surrounded by two and three-storey houses once owned by rich tradesmen and noblemen.
The town hall tower is the most famous landmark of the city. The three lower stories represent the Gothic period. The upper section of the tower was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1806. Three plaques on the outside of the ground level remember victims of World War I and the occupation of the city after the fall of the monarchy. Inside the tower there is a memorial for the victims of World War II designed by Franz Silberbauer.
Multicultural and 700 years young! The real appeal here is the unique sense of history combined with modern life, which come together to create a one-of-a-kind charming atmosphere. It is a modern city that provides everything you would expect from a district capital city.
As you tour through the medieval city and stroll down romantic passageways you will always find a new historical perspective if you pay close attention. Buildings from the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque periods are harmoniously united.
During the Late Middle Ages, Bad Radkersburg was one of the most significant trading towns in Styria. As a key transport route, the Mur river enabled extensive trade to take place between Upper Styria and Southern or Lower Styria. The town had ist economic heyday in 1498 when Bad Radkersburg was ranked second behind Graz in terms of estimated taxes.
The historic old town of Bad Radkersburg cannot fail to impress visitors. The town’s 700 year history is evident everywhere. There are new discoveries to be made on almost every corner in Bad Radkersburg such as the Hauptplatz (main square) with its Renaissance facades, the Gothic parish church, the Museum in the Old Arsenal and the Herberstorff Palace with its magnifi cent arcade courtyard and fortifi ed wall where Italian architects have made their mark. Bad Radkersburg was awarded the European Gold Medal for Historical Monument Preservation in 1978 in recognition of preserving its historic old town. Up until now, it is the only Austrian town to have acquired this distinction.
Numerous romantic spots and charming arcade courtyards give Bad Radkersburg ist special character of southern zest for life. A top tip for your visit to the town: ‘Stroll & Bike’ every Friday over summer! An intensive exchange with the neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia characterise the town’s multifaceted cultural life. The town’s history is impressively presented in the Museum in the Old Arsenal.
Vibrant city life amidst historical façades. Who would think that you can find everything you are looking for here, at the southern-most tip of the Styria thermal spa region? Palm trees, a southerly hustle and bustle, narrow romantic cobbled streets, arcade courtyards, cosy cafés and pleasant shops.
Don’t be surprised if you stroll through the city and see a palm tree offering shade to an outdoor dining area. You aren’t lost. Here you are one lovely and sunny step closer to the South. This is due to the Mediterranean climate that, with 1,930 hours of sunshine per year, makes us the sunniest region in all of Austria.
The city is located at an altitude of 208 m along the Mura river and spans an area of 2.17 km². It has approximately 1,450 inhabitants. It is directly on the border with the Republic of Slovenia.