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Fantastic tour (Fantastische Tour)

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A tour between dream and reality. Bringing people, architecture and nature into harmony with the philosophy of the century-old artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Symbiosis of nature and architecture

Bringing man, architecture and nature in harmony with the philosophy of the century artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.A feast of imagination, a miracle of water and the fascination of nature. In short: a tour between art and nature.

Tips for cyclists along the Fantastic Tour:

  • Rogner Bad Blumau, Blumau Spa: Thermal landscape with indoor and outdoor pools, sports pool, sauna landscape, Vulkania healing lake with underwater music, whirlpools, fitness room
  • themed trails, Spa Blumau: Celtic Tree Round Dance (personal birthday tree), Tree of Life, Geomantic Trail
  • Thermenpark Bad Blumau, Bad Blumau: Works of art, water goddess by André Heller, willow construction
  • Castle Burgau, Burgau: moated castle, cultural events, exhibitions, nearby camping site and open air swimming pool
  • Fritz Mill, Rudersdorf: Visit of the 100 year old oil press with tasting of kernel oil
  • Pfeilburg, Fürstenfeld: City history Fürstenfeld, tobacco museum, collections Fürstenfeld
  • Open-air swimming pool Fürstenfeld, Fürstenfeld: Largest pool in Austria, child-friendly, recreation, games and fun with 23,000 m2 of water, 100,000 m2 of green space, restaurant, buffet and much more.
  • Saga trail, Start: Pfeilburg in Fürstenfeld: A total of 26 eventful stations take you into the realm of fantasy: e.g. follow the tracks of the dwarves, discover castles, trees and treasures, legendary forest paths and much more.
  • 1000 year old oak tree, Bad Blumau: On the Bierbaumer height stands the 1000 year old oak: Diameter over 2.5 m and circumference 8.8 m.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
37,8 km
Route
3:00 h
Time
277 hm
Uphill
277 hm
Downhill
349 m
Highest point

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More information

Travelling by car from Vienna:
Motorway A2 direction Graz - take the exit ‘Sebersdorf/Bad Waltersdorf’

Travelling by car from Graz:
Motorway A2 direction Vienna - junction Riegersdorf: S7 direction Budapest - take the exit Fürstenfeld

Travelling by train:
Austrian Federal Railway: Tel. 0043 (0) 51717 or www.oebb.at
 
Let yourself be touched

Gentle green hills, mild climate. Eye slit houses, art and brick house = colorful, uneven architecture with bright green on the roofs.

The world-famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser has realized a fantastic landscape of flowing forms, nature and colors in the spa community of Bad Blumau. His philosophy of giving back to nature what has been taken from it gives new impulses to rethink the all too often everyday deadlocked structures. Many things appear in a new, colorful positive light.

The geomantic path with its recreation and power places. The Celtic tree circle, which describes the characteristics of the human being for each date of birth. No one leaves untouched this colorful oasis of peace and relaxation.

Across lush green forests you will reach the town of Burgau. Burgau Castle with its wide, deep moat will take you to a completely different era of time, where water also played an important, but different role.

Places where there were fountains used to be very important. They were places of meeting and communication. In Deutsch Kaltenbrunn historical wells have been restored and connected by an interesting circular path. On the trail of the kernel oil we reach the Fritz mill. You will not be able to resist a tasting of the freshly pressed, dark green kernel oil. A few tips for using the oil for cooking will be gladly divulged.

Following the element of water, the border river Lafnitz, you will roll leisurely from Burgenland back into Styria. The mighty city wall of Fürstenfeld makes you curious about the interesting lovely old town from afar. To learn more about the history of this town, you should visit the Pfeilburg Museum. The castle with its beautiful arcades not only houses the museum about the history of Fürstenfeld, but also gives a glimpse into the long tradition of tobacco cultivation and the processing of this plant into cigars and other tobacco products.

If you want to learn more than just the real, tangible history, you can feed your imagination on the Legend Trail, which starts here. The trail takes you to the realm of dwarves, castles, treasures and the legendary forest paths, over gentle hills and past Baroque architectural gems to the next building. This time not created by the hand of man, but by the creative power of nature.

Baumstark

Already 1,000 years ago, this mighty, wide-spreading oak (30 m high, 2.5 m trunk diameter, 8.8 m circumference) is said to have found its position for life on this site. Protected as a natural monument, no one will ever uproot it again. Impressed by this power and the tranquility of nature, you return to the largest inhabitable work of art Rogner Bad Blumau, created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and suddenly you understand his philosophy, of living in harmony with nature, a little better.

Marvel at the fountains in the thermal capital of Fürstenfeld, enjoy an ice cream and stroll through the town.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

Free parking is available in the spa town of Bad Blumau. Parking is also available at the train station in Fürstenfeld.
Recommended direction of travel: Clockwise
Connections: R12 Thermenradweg, R8 Feistritztalradweg

 

Here you can find the best cycling spots:
Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Bad Blumau
Hauptstraße 113
8283 Bad Blumau
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-83
badblumau@thermen-vulkanland.at
www.thermen-vulkanland.at

Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Fürstenfeld
Hauptstraße 2a
8280 Fürstenfeld
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-81
fuerstenfeld@thermen-vulkanland.at
www.thermen-vulkanland.at

Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Hauptstraße 2a
8280 Fürstenfeld
Tel: +43 3382 55 100
Fax: +43 3382 55 100 - 20
info@thermen-vulkanland.at
www.thermen-vulkanland.at

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Burgau (276m)

Morning
sunny
19°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
very sunny
29°C
0%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
26°C
0%
5 km/h
Some clouds in the morning, lateron much sunshine and hardly any clouds
Morning
very sunny
21°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
30°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
24°C
50%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
23.07.2024
sunny
18°C 29°C
24.07.2024
sunny
16°C 26°C
25.07.2024
very sunny
14°C 25°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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