Billabong of Kerka in KerkaszentkirályShare
The Kerkaszentkirály settlement was founded by Saint László according to the legends, but this story is unlikely, as it was originally a royal estate whose name refers to the Zent king. It was first mentioned in a XIV. century writing, which was the property of Bánffy, and so it remained in their hands until the family’s extinction for almost 300 years. Over its last decades, the country has undergone Turkish occupation, where one third of the population died. From the XVII. Century to the end of the XX. Century, it was possessed by the family Esterházy. The primary care of the present-day town and its beautiful environment have drawn a lot of attention to the village of Kerka and Lendva streams. Along the path, information boards provide knowledge on topics of the flora and fauna.
The nature trail of Kerkaszentkirály inside the settlement brings us through the history of the village, fishing and the animals and plants of Kerka and Mura. It is a short but enjoyable walk from the previously formed park, to the end of the fishing lake. Meanwhile, the heroes of the World War II. can be commemorated in the memorial park.