Nature

Town Park

http://www.zkts-ms.si/sites/zktsms/files/styles/large/public/content/images/mestni_park.jpg?itok=HkCfEGhnTown Park is one of the best preserved castle parks in Slovenia, with an area of nine and a half hectares. In the park there are two-hundred-year-old oaks, beech trees, ash trees, linden trees, patches of grass and a small artificial lake. From the Evangelical Church, through the park, there is the Trubar Walk, leading up to the castle entrance, featuring a few statues and monuments, eg. the bust of the first Slovenian writer Primož Trubar , created by sculptor Drago Tršar, a monument to the memory of the teachers who have fallen during World War Two, created by Feri Novak, erected at the twentieth annivesray of the annexation of Prekmurje to Slovenia. There are also 19 stone lithopoints, distributed throughout the park, created by sculptor Marko Pogačnik, and a children's playground. The green spaces of the town are rounded up by Fazanerija, the remains of a former forest in the northwestern part of the town. There is the green path leading through the green spaces and it starts and it ends in front of the Regional and Study Library.

The Mura River

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/Halbenrain_Bridge_2.JPG/1024px-Halbenrain_Bridge_2.JPGThe people living on its banks are emotionally very attached to it. Throughout history the river has permanently changed its stream thus creating a lot of meanders which have created water nymphs and other mythical creatures in the fantasy of the people, they have inspired poets and painters and today they offer habitat for rare species of plants and animals. Its riverbed has been regulated, the current has picked up speed but the mystery of early morning silver lining above the water has remained. Due to floods the people have never dared to poulate its banks but they have built not only ferries and one of them has remained and it still links Prekmurje with Sytria and Prlekija, but also bridges such as the 833-metre-long motorway bridge, the longest bridge in the country. There are strolling paths along the river, there are picknick places, the villages of Krog and Bakovci organise traditional rafting down the river, and the entire municipality is the starting point of cycling routes, leading to the Mura River, to the flatland villages of the Ravensko and Dolinsko or the slopes of the Goričko.


Fun fact: Town Park is one of the best preserved castle parks in Slovenia, with an area of nine and a half hectares. In the park there are two-hundred-year-old oaks, beech trees, ash trees, linden trees, patches of grass,  a small artificial lake and a children's playground.

Source: Zavod za kulturo turizem in šport

River Lendava

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/52/Ledava1.JPG/1024px-Ledava1.JPGThe Ledava is the largest river of Goričko, northeastern Slovenia, and the largest tributary of the Mur River in Slovenia.[1] The river is 76 kilometres (47 mi) in length.[2] It originates in Austria as the Lendva Bach and first flows southeast. It enters Slovenia near Kugla Hill, the highest peak of Prekmurje (418 metres or 1,371 feet), and flows south as the Ledava. In this part of its course it forms the only gorge in Goričko. In the village of Ropoča it flows into the Ledava Reservoir, which distinguishes itself by a variety of bird species, a variety of dragonflies, and the best preserved otter population in Slovenia. The Ledava is the only outflow from the lake. In its lower course the river flows through Murska Sobota and Lendava. It has several (mainly left) tributaries in this part, the largest of them being the Big Krka and the longest Kobilje Creek. Finally, it joins the Mur.

Vir: Wikipedia

 

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