On this themed hiking trail you will learn everything about bees at eight interactive stations over a distance of around 1.2 km.
What does a bee's life and home look like? What is the job of the queen? How much honey does a bee colony produce per year? How far do bees have to fly for 1 kg of honey?
All these questions and many more are answered by the bee trail in St. Ruprecht an der Raab. Young and old can learn everything worth knowing about bees on the path from the park to the Stefaniequelle on Burgthannerweg. Already in the historical park with its old trees, the visitor is introduced to the topic of bees. As part of a primary school project, plants that particularly attract bees were planted here and labelled with stones painted by the children.
The bee trail leads along the Raaballee, the tennis court and an idyllic forest path to the Stefaniequelle. On eight information boards, it informs about the structure and functioning of a bee colony and the relationship between humans, honey bees and wild bees. It can be hiked independently at any time and is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about honey bees and their importance for humans. A harmless beehive provides a deep insight into the bees' home. Numerous flaps invite you to join in and puzzle along. Interactive and vivid, instructive and exciting - this is how the bee trail in St. Ruprecht an der Raab presents itself!
You should definitely continue your hike about 200 metres after the last station of the bee trail to the Stefaniequelle - its water is said to have an eye-healing effect and it is a special place of power. The surrounding forest invites children in particular to play adventurous games.
Rest stopsMarktheuriger Strobl
Important phone numbers:
- Fire department: 122
- Police: 133
- Rescue service: 144
- European emergency call: 112
Tips and hints
More than 120 excursion destinations and enjoyment stations free of charge with the GenussCard.
The market town of St.Ruprecht is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 minutes).
Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
Directly at the starting point at the park.
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Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plasters belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"!
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints