Mur River

Mura (German: Mur) is the name of the river which flows through the city of Graz. Graz is also the biggest city which is crossed by the river.

The National Park “Hohe Tauern” in central Austria is the source of the river. Its total length is 465 km, of which 295 km is in Austria, 98 km is in Slovenia and the rest constitutes the border between Hungary and Croatia.

There have been reports since the 4th century BC, about mills powered by the streams of the river. When Slavs and Magyars arrived in the area the ancient technology was adopted by them . Several decades ago, in the 1920s and ’30s, many of these mills were still operating along the river.

The end of the river is near Legrad in the Varazdin county of Croatia, where the Mura flows into the Drava river.