The name Goričko comes from the word "gorice", which is what the local people call the hills which were formed long ago on the bottom of the Pannonian Sea and rose later on. People inhabited the softly shaped sandy terrain in pre-historical times and remained here. Even though the great European cities are close by, "progress" avoided Goričko and thus it has preserved the characteristic appearance of Central Europe from before the Second World War.
A gradi Vár Szlovénia legnagyobb várépülete több mint 300 helyiséggel. 800 éves és vulkáni eredetű bazalttufa dombon áll.