Oasis of peace and life
Unspoiled nature and the opportunity to learn about plants and animals, while enjoying relaxation and peace.
The Rački Ribniki – Požeg Nature Park is located at the edge of the Dravsko Polje and measures 484 hectars; it features mostly lowland mixed forests, meadows with hedges and standing water (ponds and reservoirs).
The park is an incredibly important complex in the lowlands of Slovenia, since it represents the habitat of rare and endangered plant and animal species – not only in the region and Slovenia but also wider. The area is home to over 210 species of birds, 50 species of dragonflies and 12 species of amphibians, pointing out just the few of most noticeable and loudest of animal species.
The park is interesting for visitors, who will encounter unspoiled nature, learn about plants and animals and have opportunities to relax and enjoy peace. Because of its lowland position and easy access, the park is suitable for visitors of all age groups. The trails in the park are marked and equipped with signs that point out important animal and plant species and, by the entrance, you can locate the information boards.
The trails in the nature park are marked with information boards and accessible in all seasons. Since they all take place in the lowland, they can be easily accessed by all age groups. The Castle Trail (Grajska Pot) can be entirely accessed by bicycle (cart track), and at the Swamp (Močvirkina) and Grebe (Ponirkova) Trail. The section between the railroad and Turnovi Ribniki ponds includes a narrow neck.