07.10.2023 - 07.10.2023

Basaar at the Grad Castle

Saturday, 7th of October 2023 from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

02.09.2023 - 02.09.2023

The Moment will dance at Grad Castle

an artwork of more than one person in Grad castle

06.08.2023 - 15.08.2023

Exibition BioGrad On humans and nature

Opening event on 6. 8. 2023 at 14.30

23.04.2023 - 16.07.2023

Styrian art goes Slovenia

Opening ceremony, Sunday April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Grad Castle

01.03.2023 - 30.11.2023

Exibition Picturesque Goričko

The picturesqueness of Goričko has always inspired artists who express their feelings and visions in words, music and works of art.

01.01.2023 - 01.12.2023

Exibition Porcelain Catbriyur Pariz-Goričko

Autors of the Exibition are Katja Jurgec Bricman and Jure Bricman.


Basaar at the Grad Castle

Saturday, 1st of October 2022, from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm

05.08.2022 - 30.11.2022


At a matinee on 7.8.2022 at 11.00 a.m., the artists will give an overview of their work from the Soviet times until today in an artist talk.

01.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Magical Nature

The international nature photography contest Magical Nature was organized as part of the project LIFE NATURAVIVA.

07.07.2022 - 30.08.2022

Summer 2022 in Moravske Toplice


05.08.2021 - 31.07.2021

Hedonism 2020-21

In Cooperatin with Pavelhaus and Verein HOCHsommer we invite you to the Exibition Hedonism 2020-2021 at the Grad Castle.

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

Events in 2021

Events will be carried out with the accordance with epidemiological conditions. We kindly ask vistitors to check the current informations on this website.  March 2.3.-30.5., Grad CastleExhibition TATJANA MIJATOVIĆ3.3. at 10.30; 12.00 and 13.30, Grad CastleWorld Wildlife Day - guided tour through nature heritage exhibition rooms - Kukavica, Upkaš and Vidra.  April 22.4. at 11.00 and 14.00, Grad CastleEarth Day - guided tour to forest spring.   


2020 Events Calendar

Januar - december In 2020, there will be 41 guided hikes in the Goričko Nature park. The list. Februar 7.2. at 18.00 at the Grad CastleTomaž Koltai: Wild Patagonia and Terra del Fuego. Travelogue lecture. More... 20.2. ob 17.00 at the Grad CastleIvan Esenko: Garden animals. Lecture. March 1.3.- 1.6., Grad CastleMAGICAL NATURE 2019. Photography exhibition.  6.3. at 18.00 at the Grad CastleSiniša Golub: National parks of USA - best american idea. Travelogue lecture. April  All events in April cancelled due to pandemic of Covid-19.  May June  July August September 4.9. at 20.00 in KančevciInternational bat night 2020.  5.9. between 10.00 and 16.00 in KančevciDoors open days on bat exhibition.  October NovemberAll events in November cancelled due to pandemic of Covid-19.   December All events in December cancelled due to pandemic of Covid-19.  

12.09.2020 - 04.10.2020

GORIČKO: countryside revisited

Architecture exhibition of students of three universities from Slovenia and Austria.

06.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Jurak on Grad castle

We invite you to visit the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Robert Jurak, an artist from Logarovci. The artist expresses himself at heart by creating statues, mainly of metal and wood, but he also uses clay and stone. The exhibition will be on display at Grad castle until 29th November.


Summer cinema

Seven months in the wild with brown bear families.


Summer outdoor cinema, documentary movie Terra (2015)

A 90 minute documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot, produced by Hope Production represents a colorful tribute to the human race and it is clearly showing that we are still capable of changing our future, just by looking differently at life.

02.06.2020 - 30.08.2020

Exhibition of Vesna Kitthiya

Exhibition of scketches and watercolor, Naive friendships in the world of ordinary lives


Ornithological Excursion Does the Woodlark still sing?

Sunday,  May 3rd 2020 at 9.00 Fokovci, start at Primary school Fokovci (Fokovci 32, 9208 Fokovci) More information: Gregor Domanjko (gregor.domanjko@goricko.info) In the heart of the Goričko Nature park we will see for yourˈself whether the woodlark is still singing. In the past woodlark was a common bird throught Goričko, but nowdays it is among the most rare and endangered species. The excursion is part of the Goričko Krajina project. With a little bit of luck other typical bird species like Hoopoe, the Green and the Grey-headed woodpecker, Yellowhammer, European stonechat and the common whitethroat will be heard or seen.  


Travelogue lecture ”The National Parks - Americas best idea”

Friday, 6.3.2020 at 18.00 Grad, Goričko  Lecturer: Siniša Golub On the second travelogue lecture, the lecturer Siniša Golub, director of Public institute Međimurska priroda, traveller, photographer and author will share his experiences from several travels in the most extraordinary Nacional parks of United states of America. You are kindly invited.   


Culture at the Castle

We invite you to the castle fair "CULTURE AT THE CASTLE", which will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 between 1 and 6 p.m. in Rakičan Castle. Join us and discover new destinations, interesting tourism offer, make new business contacts or simply enjoy an interesting journey through Slovenian and Austrian castles.Included are: Rakičan, Grad, Slovenska Bistrica, Ptuj, Ormož, Velika Nedelja, Negova, Güssing, Kornberg, Aichberg, Herberstein and many others. Vulcano ham manufactory and various chocolate manufacturers will provide a special culinary event. Creative workshops and games as well as horse riding will ensure that even the youngest visitors will have fun with us.As part of the Castle Road project (Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria), a cross-border castle road is being established, which joins 36 Austrian and Slovenian castles and historical buildings. The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund. Free admission.


Travelogue lecture ”Wild Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego”

Friday, 7. february 2020 at 18.00 Grad, Goričko Lecturer: Tomaž Koltai  Free of charge.    In the project Life Naturaviva we will start with the series of Travelgue lectures, which will occur each first friday in february, march, april and may. On the first lecture we will discover a vast Patagonia, a remote region of south Argentina and Chile, which attracts travellers and explorers from the whole world. Along an always windy Patagonia, also Tierra del Fuego and Iguazu falls will be presented. You are kindly invited. 


WWD 2020, World Wetland Day

  Sunday, February, 2nd 2020 “Life thrives in wetlands”International Board NAŠA MURA-UNSERE MUR invites you on guided Tour along the Mura River at the border Slovenia-Croatia. 9.30 beginning at Društveni dom, Ul. Ivana Grščića 5, 40317 Podturen10.00 start of 10 km hiking Registration fee: 7 EUR


Doors Open Day, Kančevci - Bats exhibition

Sunday, 2nd November 2019 from 10 am till 16 pm Former school in Kančevci, Kančevci 38, 9206 Križevci Info: Gregor Domanjko (gregor.domanjko@goricko.info)  Free entrance.  We kindly invite you to visit the first exhibition on bats in Slovenia - Living with bats. The exhibition is in english.  On the map.


Doors Open Day, Kančevci - Bats exhibition

Wendsday, 30th October 2019 from 10 am till 16 pm Former school in Kančevci, Kančevci 38, 9206 Križevci Info: Gregor Domanjko (gregor.domanjko@goricko.info)  Free entrance.  We kindly invite you to visit the first exhibition on bats in Slovenia - Living with bats. The exhibition is in english.  On the map.


Bazaar in the Castle

Saturday, 12th October 2019 from 10 am till 16 pm Grad Castle courtyard, Grad 191, 9264 Grad Free entrance.   Programme:  10.00 and 12.00 Guided tour throught exhibition "Invasive alien species - our undesirable neighbours" 10.30 Main programme - honourable speaker mag. Dejan Židan, National Parliament President of Republic Slovenia,            honoring of the Best meadow, Best orchard and Nature Guardians in Goričko 2019. 12.00 Childrens Theatre Play "Cinderella" 13.00 Music programme with Dorina Gujt and Boris. From 10 am till 16 pm wide selection of Goričko Nature Park Craftmans and Farmers products will be presented.  11.00 and 14.00 The Oli train will take the passengers on a free ride to The Vukanija adventure park in the Village Grad.  Bazaar in 2018.  (short film) Dear visitors of the Bazaar. Please notice that the traffic regime on the day of the event will be changed on the road LC 197201 Križarka–Grad. The traffic will run only in on one way from house number Vidonci 200 to the cemetery in Vidonci. To ensure the safety on the road, the parking will be possible on the left side of the road. The traffic will run on the right side of the road in line with traffic regulations.  On the partially roadblock there will be 5 security officers. Please follow their instructions. We kindly ask for your understanding and toreranc.


Borders separate. Nature unites!

Borders separate. Nature unites! 30 Years of Networking for Nature: The European Green Belt. Monday, September 9th, 2019 9:00 - 15:00, Grad Castle, Goričko Nature Park  Introductory greetings - Goričko Nature park director, Nemzeti Őrségi park Director, President of Slovenian Nature Parks Asossiation- Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning R Slovenia- Ministry of Foreign Affairs R Slovenia Uwe Riecken, BfN, Germany: Special case Green Belt Germany - political, practical and legal development. Introduction: Special case of the inner-German Iron Curtain How it all began: from the Death Zone to life line: the Green Belt Projects and cooperation Concrete projects (nature conservation and regional development) The Green Belt Germany becomes a national natural monument in Germany The Green Belt as a model for the DMZ in Korea Alois Lang, National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel, Austria: Opportunities for networking for nature and regional development in the future.  Communicating nature conservation issues based on Europe’s history Reaching more target groups and multipliers The challenge of the “invisibility” of the Green Belt How to achieve progress for economic development in (former) border areas Break Gregor Domanjko, Istvan Szentirmai, SI-HU: Goričko Nature Park/ NP Őrség: Dare to connect, Danube region program. Should we connect habitats cross border for endangered species? Conclusion and outlook. Registration: stanka.desnik@goricko.info  

Summer Cinema ”The Last Ice Hunters”

Summer cinema ”THE LAST ICE HUNTERS” On saturday 7th september 2019, there will be screening of slovenian documentary movie ”The Last Ice Hunters”. The movie tells a story about present generation and community of Inuit people in Greenland, which is rapidly changing due to globalisation and other factors. The cinema is organised by project LIFE Naturaviva.  Screening will start at 20.00 and its free to visit.  Welcome! THE LAST ICE HUNTERS (Official Trailer) from FilmIT on Vimeo.

Lecture: ”The animal world of gardens”

Thursday, 20. february, at 17.00  ”The animal world of gardens”, lecturer: Ivan Esenko.  Free of charge.  The lecturer and author Ivan Esenko will present us the garden habitat and the rich animal world that sorrounds us by our homes. We will comment and go through authors new book ”The world of garden animals”. You are kindly invited.    Goričko Nature Park Public Institute