Wetland Meadows

Floodplains & mudflows in the Bad Radkersburg region

The Bad Radkersburg region has even more to offer than its excellent wine and the hiking and biking trails. Excursions into the nature of the Bad Radkersburg region are an impressive experience for the senses. You are sure to remember these nature experiences in the region.

In addition to many attractions in the Bad Radkersburg region such as the historic old town of Bad Radkersburg, the museums and churches, the Italian architecture and the castles and palaces, the Mur river floodplains are excellent for rest and relaxation.

In close proximity to the city you will find a natural wetland with alders, elms and beautiful pastures...
The Mur river floodplains are called the Murauen. These riverbank landscapes are continuously creating new habitats for plants and animals, and provide a recreational area for us year round.

Numerous animals are also found in the Mur river floodplains due their closely packed, diverse network of different biotopes. That makes this region an important refuge for threatened animal species. Its bird life is especially interesting, with a wide variety of species such as the kingfisher and black stork. It is also a sanctuary and resting spot for many migratory birds. One of our most loyal winter guests is the cormorant.

Highlights include the snowdrops that cover the floodplain forest floor in February. In the time from March to May, the wild garlic propagates in the Mur river floodplains near Bad Radkersburg. With an odour similar to domestic garlic, it is also called “bear’s garlic” and is a popular dish among chefs in the Bad Radkersburg region during this time.

To enjoy and experience the nature of the Mur river floodplains, one can explore them by bicycle. The bicycle trail through the Mur natural area leads among other things to the ship mills in Mureck and the ferry in Weitersfeld.

Antenne Flusslandschaft in Bad Radkersburg

The “Antenne Flusslandschaft” is a branch of the “Museum im alten Zeughaus”. It focuses on the Mur river and the network of relationships between the Mur, landscape and humans. The marked nature trail runs largely through the floodplain forest with a total of 10 stations. It is 6.9 km long and one should plan about 2 hours to explore it on foot.

A folder about the marked nature trail is available from the Bad Radkersburg tourist information office. The trail takes you to various information stations that tell you about the natural history and economic significance of the Mur river in the past and present.

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