The castle of Halbenrain, located in the heart of the town, was first mentioned in 1244. This historically significant building is surrounded by a marvellous park and represents a precious jewel in the area. It was newly erected in the 16th and 17th century. In 1724 it passed into the ownership of Duke Stürgkh. After the castle had been destroyed by fire in 1767, it was rebuilt to a large extent. Since 1980 the federal province of Styria has been the official owner of the castle initiating a complete renovation. Today the walls of the castle house a domestic science school for girls.
Murradweg, a nice cycle path, passes at Halbenrain and leads you to the most southerly point of Styria, the city of Bad Radkersburg. This is an excellent way for bikers to explore the wonderful surroundings, romantic vineyards, hot springs, pumpkin fields and fruit plantations. Along the cycle route you find a wide range of culinary offers from tasty titbits to refined regional delicacies. Many hotels and inns have specialised in welcoming bikers and offer them a relaxing stay and a fresh start for their onward tour.