Austria 14 October: Herberstein

a Peace Run from Styria to Africa

Welcome to Herberstein! This idyllic castle in Eastern Styria hosts a lovely, picturesque zoo!

...we were ready to run from Styria to Africa!

...children from the primary schools Kaindorf and Pöllau arrived for this special local Peace Run...

...a quick presentation of the Peace Run...

...and many big smiles...

Mrs. Wolkner-Steinberger, the manager of the Zoo, received the torch and passed it on to the children...

...the kids from the two primary schools had a lot of fun passing the torch...

...both primary schools sang nice songs for us...

..two birthday-children...

...we received a brief introduction about zoo Herberstein and the animals...

...finally the Peace Run started!

...two hundred kids on their way to Africa!

...ready for the big star:

...here he is! The lion presented himself in a majestic way. A real "professional"...

...the kids enjoyed the African journey....

...at every corner we found new animals to watch....

...another highlight....

A big "Thank You" to the primary schools Pöllau and Kaindorf!

It was a special honor for us to award Mrs. Wolkner-Steinberger and her staff from the "Tierwelt Herberstein" with the "Torch Bearer Award" for the outstanding work and service!

Thank you Herberstein for the heartfelt meeting and all the fun!

...the children were treated with sweets and drinks...

...after the meeting we got a short tour through the zoo...

...the Peace Run was finished for today. Finally time for some rest....