Nordic walking guide
: Tourist information centre Murska SobotaAddress
: Slovenska ulica 9000 Murska Sobotae-mail
The Green path has an interesting characteristic, as it is possible to approach the path from two sides, each of which marks the start of the walk in its own way. The path in Murska Sobota starts in front of the Regional and Study Library in Murska Sobota in the street Zvezna ulica. The library facility is marked by a modern architectural appearance and in its immediate vicinity a new town centre with a pleasant resting place by the fountain is growing. The path leads us along the street, Kocljeva ulica, towards the town park and castle.
In the middle of the vast park stands a four wing, two floor Renaissance castle with impressive rectangular corner towers, dating back to the second half of the 16th century. In the park axes the castle connects with the Neogothic complex of the Evangelical church built between 1907 and 1910, which we can tour on our way back. The Protestant belief spread in Murska Sobota and the surrounding area from the beginning of the 17th century until recatholicism during the years 1671-1673. The Evangelists reorganised in the year 1886, however, the Prekmurje seniority with its seat in Murska Sobota was established in 1922.
The town park is adorned with a lake and it represents an oasis for relaxation, suitable to stop and rest, but at the same time the area is suitable for doing excersises and practising Nordic walking.
A walk through the park leads us past the castle and a children's playground where we turn right and continue our way along the cycling path to the town swimming pool. In front of the town swimming pool, to the left, is the Fazanerija forest through which we take the regulated path leading along the north west part of Murska Sobota past the tennis court and the football stadium Fazanerija to the canal, along which we go right to the barrier. The path leads us along the north edge of Fazanerija and the Ledava stream to the football stadium and to the main road connection between Markišavci and Murska Sobota. We turn right and continue back to the town park. We can make a stop along the route at the Spartacus sports centre.
We return along the first path through the park, with the difference that after the exit we continue to the Evangelical church. Along the street, Slovenska cesta, the path leads us in the direction of the library. The path across the town is at a slower tempo and is also pleasing to the eyes. In front of the pub, Pivnica Zvezda, which has a large terrace in the shade of a chestnut tree, we can rest and watch the pulse of the town in the summer months. Here a very important event took place in the history of the inhabitants of Prekmurje: namely from the balcony of the, at that time Dobray hotel, in May 1919, on the basis of the right of the nations for self-determination, the inhabitants of Prekmurje proclaimed the Mura Republic, which lasted for only 6 days, although it is still inscribed in the collective memory of the place today.
This path enables connection with the path from Černelavci, thus taking on the shape of a bow, and is suitable for those to whom a longer path presents a greater challenge.
DifficultyEasy Lenght of path
: 5,9 km
Duration of walk1 hour - 2 hours Starting point
: Regional and Study Library Murska Sobota
SurfaceEstablished forest trail, Dirt road, Asphalt
Regional and Study Library Murska Sobota, Castle park and Sobota castle, park Fazanerija, Evangelical church
Tel. : ++386 31 301 290
GPS Northing (N) : 46,6585
GPS Easting (E) : 16,1625