Durchgang Pfeilburg am Festungsweg Fürstenfeld | © Uwe Reinecker Durchgang Pfeilburg am Festungsweg Fürstenfeld | © Uwe Reinecker

Festungsweg Fürstenfeld

Fürstenfeld

Fürstenfeld fortress path

Discover the former fortress town of Fürstenfeld with medieval buildings, mysterious bunkers - from the Turkish siege to the Second World War - with impressive videos and animations along the stations. The highlight is crossing the 130-year-old iron bridge 18 meters above the ground. Travel back in time through the thermal capital

Fortress path

Discover the former fortress town of Fürstenfeld with medieval buildings, mysterious bunkers - from the Turkish siege to World War II - with impressive videos and animations along the stations. The highlight is the crossing of the 130-year-old iron bridge 18 meters above the ground. Time travel through the thermal bath capital The cityscape of the former border town of Fürstenfeld is characterized by the imposing remains of old fortifications. The Fürstenfeld fortress path leads you to these historical places and provides an exciting insight into the history of the fortress city. The perfect starting point is the Pfeilburg Fürstenfeld with its museums on urban and contemporary history, the tobacco culture around Fürstenfeld and special exhibitions. By the way: With your GenussCard you get a free tour! Highlights along the fortress path Discover the former fortress town of Fürstenfeld Exciting journey into the past Medieval fortresses, mysterious bunkers from World War II Impressive videos and animations Over 130 years old iron bridge: 18 meters above the ground Fortification of the city of Fürstenfeld Fürstenfeld was founded around 1170 by Margrave Ottokar IV as a princely city to secure the imperial border to the east and as a trading city. The first documentary mention dates back to 1178. At that time, the market was protected by walls and towers and nestled against the castle high above the Feistritz and the Johanniter-Kommende. The Johanniter also owned the parish rights of Altenmarkt and Übersbach and dominated the region on the Lafnitz border very early on. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the medieval city fortifications were expanded and supplemented by bastions. In the past few years the fortifications of the city of Fürstenfeld have been restored and are now accessible through a fortress path. These can be experienced on 13 stations. At the same time, the work of the Johanniter in the area of ​​Fürstenfeld, Altenmarkt and Übersbach is shown and three historically significant church complexes are connected by the Knight Order Bike Tour.

Health and security measures

  • Distance rules are kept

Contact

Festungsweg
Klostergasse 18
8280 Fürstenfeld

What the weather will be like

Fürstenfeld (277m)

Morning
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Noon
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Night
1°C
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
-1°C
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Noon
7°C
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Night
2°C
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
01.02.2023
-2°C 9°C
02.02.2023
-2°C 9°C
03.02.2023
-2°C 7°C