Green path with a story


Green path with a story (si. Zelena pot z zgodbo) from Podgorje to castle Vodriž or Wiederdries is a school didactic path, which was created by primary school Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu in the year 2016. It is a circular path, along the path we can challenge ourselves in mathematical, natural-scientific and literary tasks, presented on informational boards along the path. The path enables numerous activities, like sport and natural-scientific days. We take a walk in the embrace of nature in forests, on meadows, on forest roads, past farms, and ponds, at the same time it offers a beautiful view towards Pohorje and Uršlja gora. You can enjoy the wind, sound of nature, and sounds of forest animals.

The path begins at primary school Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu and it leads us towards the remains of grad Vodriž (Widerdries). The entire path is 9.3 kilometers long and takes around 4 hours to finish. Shorter path, the first part of the path, is 5.9 kilometers long and it takes around 2.5 hours to finish. The path is not demanding and is suitable for all age groups. The path was officially opened on June 17th, 2016, the ceremonial opening ribbon was cut by the principle of the school and mayor Andrej Čas. After the ceremony follows first, opening, hike along the path. The path connects didactic points from fairy tale That castle stands there (si. Tisti grad tam stoji), it is special because of the tasks along the path. Tasks are arranged on 13 informational boards. In front of the school, on the first point, stands first board with the map and marked path.


Directional board of Green path with a story
One of the informational boards

Across the meadow
Pond below castle or castle pond

Castle Vodriž (Wiederdries)
Forest road


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