Nature Trail Sarossa horseradish trail (Sarossa Kren-Erlebnisweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Unknown Nature Trail Sarossa horseradish trail (Sarossa Kren-Erlebnisweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Unknown

Sarossa horseradish trail (Sarossa Kren-Erlebnisweg)

On the Sarossa horseradish trail, interesting facts about horseradish are explained at several stations along the way.
Mettersdorf: The word "Mettersdorf" contains "Medwed", the Slavic word for bear. This closes the circle from the Ursula spring to our place name. Look for the "Big Dipper" once in a clear night, extend the distance between the rear two stars of the dipper five times upwards, there you will meet the North Star; then the "Little Bear" should also be clearly visible!

The legend
According to the legend, Sarossa was a farmer who was led by his horse to horseradish roots, which cured him of a serious illness. Also from a historical point of view, the plant, also called horseradish, was initially a remedy due to its very high vitamin C content and its circulatory stimulating and anti-bacterial effect, and only later became a food. More interesting facts about horseradish are explained at several stations along the way.




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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
5,0 km
1:30 h
49 hm
49 hm
318 m
Highest point
269 m
Lowest point

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You can arrive by car via the A9 Phyrn freeway. Freeway exit: Straß-Vogau

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

The circular trail begins in the center of the village at the "Bären" and leads in the direction of the municipal office, where we are greeted by a very eye-catching oversized "Krenwurzn" made of wood. A little further on we branch off to the right into the path and follow the legend stations with the story around the miracle root. Through a cool piece of forest and along a field path we come to the outskirts of Rannersdorf, here there is the possibility to go left along the sidewalk back to Mettersdorf or we decide to branch off to the right. Here it is worthwhile to branch off to the Schaustall. In recent years, the farm has shifted from pig farming entirely to the cultivation of dried flowers and process them into small art, which you can admire and purchase at the exhibition in the Schaustall. At the same time, the owner of the house will guide you through the archaeological exhibition: 5000 Years - From Prehistory to Roman Times. You will learn about the interesting results that archaeological excavations have brought to Mettersdorf am Sassbach. We follow the trail along some horseradish fields to the drinking pavilion of the Ursula Spring, which is officially recognized as a healing spring especially for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as for skin diseases and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. There is also a nice swimming pool here for cooling off after a summer round hike for the whole family. After a few hundred meters we have reached the starting point in the middle of Mettersdorf.
Let yourself be enchanted by the legend of the small village and immerse yourself in the cultural past of Mettersdorf am Saßbach!

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Marktgemeinde Mettersdorf am Saßbach

8092 Mettersdorf am Saßbach 85

Tel: +43 (0) 3477 2301


Sarossa Kren

Der Saßtaler KREN – Werbegemeinschaft e. V.

Rannersdorf 1, 8092 Mettersdorf a. S.



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Mettersdorf am Saßbach (278m)

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