Goričko Nature park Public Institute / Javni zavod Krajinski park Goričko, Grad 191 9264 Grad
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Part of a trilateral park system shared with Austria and Hungary, the Goričko Landscape Park covers a long-settled region where traces of the prehistoric urn burial culture, Romans, Slavs, Germans, Hungarians, and Turks can still be found. The softly rolling hills formed by the currents on the floor of the former Pannonian Sea stretch away in every direction.
462 km2, 90 villages, 11 municipalities, 23,000 residents What the park offers you
The region of Slovenia withe the least rainfall and few cloudy days, Goričko is perfect for enjoying the park's forest education and other theme trails. Park and local quides can lead you to special points of interest.
• Korovci-Fuks graba
(Information: Danica Wolf, Korovci Tourist Association, Tel.: +386 (0)31 469 923)
(Information: Forest Service of Slovenia, Murska Sobota Local Unit
• Hodoš Lake-Vidrin paradiž (“Otter Paradise”)
(Information: Municipality of Hodoš; Lutra Institute, Panonnica Local Unit, Gornji Petrovici)
• Sotina-Sotinski breg Geology Education Trail
(Information: Goricko Landscape Park)
• Bukovniško jezero – Forest path
• Bukovniško jezero – energetic fields (Information: Zavod za turizem občine Dobrovnik, +386 (0)2 577 68 88)
• Hikers can follow the well-marked Pomurje Mountain Trail
or the European Footpath E7
(Information: Sobota Matica Mountaineering Club, Murska Sobota; Tel.: +386 (0)41 614 672)
During 2006, trails for Nordic walking
will be established. (Information: Center for Health and Development web: http://www.zzv-ms.si/
pot sprostitve in užitka (Information: ZAVOD ZA KULTURO, ŠPORT, TURIZEM IN RAZVOJ PODEŽELJA OBČINE PUCONCI, Puconci 79, 9201 Puconci, Tel: +386 (0)2 545-96-70; +386 (0)2 545-96-73; Fax: +386 (0)2 545-96-72; e-mail:
The softly rolling landscape of Goričko is perfect for less demanding bicycle rides. Information: JZ KP Goricko, Bike Center, Moravske Toplice
Access to the park
Train: the regular Ljubljana-Murska Sobota-Budapest passenger train stops in Murska Sobota, Mačkovci, Gornji Petrovci, Šalovci, and Hodoš (train schedules: www.slo-zeleznice.si
). By arrangement, the park minibus will meet groups of up to 8 visitors at the station.
Bus: regular routes from Murska Sobota to almost all towns and villages in Goričko and to Grad Castle (information: www.apms.si
Car: via expressway from Ljubljana to Maribor and take the main highway toward Murska Sobota. In Petanjci take the Cankova-Kuzma road to Grad or continue through Murska Sobota to Hodoš.
Goričko Nature Park offers natural science education seminars for groups
in various natural habitats as part of Europe’s Natura 2000 nature conservation program.
Discover nature and culture with the park’s experienced guides
who will help you discover the charms of nature in every season. Information Center:
Grad castle, Grad
Guided tours of the castle every day except Monday: 10:00–18:00 (April–September), 10:00–16:00 (March, October, November). In December, January, and February, the castle is only open for groups with more then 10 visotors by arrangement and for special events in the castle.