Murau - Murtal Region
Variety and diversity
Every shade of green: forests extend as far as the eye can see in the timber region of Murau. Here, the mountains reveal their gentler side, for instance in the Seetal and Seckau Alps, but have their craggy moments as well in the summits of the Tauern. You’ll see, hiking through both of these areas is an absolute delight! Interested in culture? Then head to Murau, Judenburg or St. Lambrecht. A fan of hot wheels? You’ll find what you like at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Winter sports enthusiasts are certain to enjoy Kreischberg, Lachtal, Grebenzen and Frauenalpe.
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High mountains, lush green alpine pastures and the river Mur are the most prominent features here, between the Seckau Alps and the Hohe Tauern range.
Families, the fit and outdoorsy and nature lovers can look forward to a land of diverse activities.
Discover plenty of family-friendly attractions. After an effortless climb with the three cable cars “Kreischberg”, “Lachtal” and “Turracherhöhe” that are also in service in summer, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view.
Hikers will love the family-friendly country walks, themed trails and demanding routes for mountaineers. Cyclists can explore hundreds of kilometres of cycle paths up hill and down dale, across the undulating hills and along the rivers.
The highlight: the long-distance cycle route along the river Mur (“Murradweg”). Pedal along one of the most beautiful stretches of the river Mur which has its source in Salzburg, just a few kilometres from the border to Styria.
The ski resorts in the Murtal valley offer high-quality pistes and a reliable snow cover thanks to state-of-the-art snowmaking machines. From the mountain pass Turrach to the mountain Semmering, twelve mountains in the Murtal and Mürztal valleys have joined forces, giving rise to a network of ski resorts with ideal conditions for winter sports. Plus, there are a lot of small, family-run ski resorts. They are perfect for everyone who’d like to make the first turns on skis.
Snow boarders will love the ski resort “Kreischberg” with the “snow park Kreischberg” - a paradise for snow boarders!
The “Steirisches Loipengütesiegel” is a seal of quality awarded only to the best destinations for cross-country skiing. Four of Styria’s finest cross-country ski trails are located here:
- Nature park “Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen”
Off the pistes, you can engage in a variety of other winter activities: country walks, snowshoeing, rides in a horse-drawn sleigh, tobogganing, sledging, ice skating, ice stock sport. Allow your muscles to relax in the thermal bath “Therme Aqualux” in Fohnsdorf or “Heiltherme Wildbad”. In these spas, healthy living, relaxation and tranquility are the top priorities.
What to Do Here
Not only fans of motor sports know the Red Bull Ring. Apart from hosting major motor sports events all year round, there’s a lot of activities to engage in, in summer and winter alike.
Are you looking for a silent retreat? Visit Seckau Abbey or St. Lambert’s Abbey.
Learn interesting facts about wood, the most important resource in the region, in the wood museum in St. Ruprecht. An exciting and worthwhile trip for the whole family.
Other fun attractions: the planetarium “Sternenturm” in Judenburg, a ride with the steam train through the Murtal valley (“Murtalbahn” - bicycles allowed on board) or the tree top trail in Rachau. There won’t be a dull moment, that’s for sure!
- Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
Crystal-clear waters, tranquil mountain lakes, karstic peaks and of course the daffodils epitomise the Ausseerland in the Salzkammergut region, a particularly beautiful corner of Styria.
- Schladming - Dachstein
Breath-taking slopes of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern – the region around Schladming, Dachstein, Ramsau and Grimming has everything you could possibly need for unforgettable summer and winter holidays.
The forest region. Here the green heart beats particularly hard. In the midst of proud peaks, gentle knolls, extensive alpine pastures and lots of forest. For motorsport fans - this is where the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located.
Wonderful mountain ranges, rare plants and animals, the impressive silence of the mountains, the rustling of the Enns and the world's largest monastery library in Admont Abbey.
A world of its own. Inviting and divers. From the Hochschwab along the mountain time travel to the pilgrimage sites and pilgrimage destinations.
- Region of Graz
Graz, a city of culture and design, has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe and a lot of southern flair.
- Southern & Western Styria
The wine, horse and Klapotetz region. Well-known Austrians like the Lipizzaner, the Styrian pumpkin seed oil and the Schilcher are at home here between rolling hills and vineyards.
- Spa- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Soothing hot springs and great food! Green hills with their palaces and castles invite you to travel back in time. A stretch of land made for those looking for relaxation.
- Eastern Styria
Romantic flower villages, mountain pastures with wild herbs, sun-drenched orchards and vineyards – East Styria reveals the region from its idyllic side.
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