Hiking route Path of water (Wasserweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland Hiking route Path of water (Wasserweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland

Path of water (Wasserweg)

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.
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.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
22,4 km
5:30 h
75 hm
80 hm
220 m
Highest point

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More information

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
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.

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
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.

You will find public parking on site! Hasenheide - City Park Bad Radkersburg
Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Bad Radkersburg
Hauptplatz 14
8490 Bad Radkersburg
Tel. +43 3382 55 100-90


What the weather will be like

Bad Radkersburg (209m)

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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
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Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
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17°C 33°C
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