Wie ein blaues Band zieht sich die Mur durch die Region. Sie verbindet die Menschen und die vielseitigen Landschaften. Wiesen und Wälder wohin das Auge reicht, eine Biermarke von Weltrang, Tradition und Kultur in Verbindung mit der Moderne.
Bei uns findet jeder sein persönliches Lieblingsplätzchen!
Die Region Murau-Kreischberg bietet ein Naturerlebnis höchster Klasse und lässt das Herz jedes Wanderers höher schlagen.
Der Kreischberg mit seiner Gondelbahn bietet eine bequeme Aufstiegshilfe zu Wanderungen auf blühende Almwiesen. Die familienfreundlichen Wanderungen auf den Gstoder (2.140m) und die Frauenalpe (2.004m) belohnen schon nach kurzer Gehzeit mit einem herrlichen Ausblick!
Die Gemeinde St. Georgen ob Murau mit 1.460 Einwohnern, besteht aus den Orten St. Georgen,
St. Lorenzen, Lutzmannsdorf, Kaindorf und Bodendorf und bietet Ihnen ein vielfältiges Freizeitangebot sowie auch Ruhe, Entspannung und Erholung.
Der Kreischberg mit 14 Seilbahnen und Liften und über 40 km Abfahrten ist im Winter ein Paradies für Wintersportler. Es wird von Anfängerpisten über Familienpisten bis hin zu Spezialabfahrten für Erlebnishungrige alles geboten.
Der 18-Loch Golfplatz Murau-Kreischberg ist in einem der Region entsprechenden Holzdesign gehalten. Mehr Info zum Golfplatz
Die derzeit größte freitragende Holzbrücke Europas verbindet St. Georgen mit St. Lorenzen und ist eine Meisterleistung des steirischen Holzbaues.
Nach einem etwa 15 minütigen Spaziergang von St. Georgen aus erreicht man die Cäciliakirche, ein kleines gotisches Juwel. Sehenswert sind die gotische Holzdecke aus der Zeit um 1500 und die Fresken aus dem 14. und 15. Jahrhundert sowie die Freskos an der Außenwand aus dem 15. Jhdt. (Meister v. Schöder). Erwähnenswert ist außerdem die schlichte Kanzel.
Welcome to Steiermark (Styria) ...
... the Green Heart of Austria!
In Steiermark (Styria), you‘ll find all the attractions of Austria in one province. Between the unspoilt nature of the Dachstein glacier and the enchanting scenery of the wine region, there is an abundance of lovely scenic spots and many impressing cultural treasures. The Styrian people, well known for their hospitality, invite you to discover the diversity of their province. With its wide range of holiday offers Steiermark (Styria) caters for all tastes, from pure relaxation holidays to challenging sports experiences and the province is an attractive destination throughout the year. Steiermark (Styria) enjoys a reputation of being the culinary centre of Austria. Besides, the very reasonable prices, the rustic charm and the Mediterranean flair make the province an insider’s tip for pleasure holidays.
Harmony of Contrasts
Steiermark: The Green Heart of Austria
Now what would make more sense than to spend your holidays where the locals themselves feel snug as a bug in a rug? If you ask Austrians where the best place is to spend holidays in their country, be sure that the majority of them will end up saying: ‘Styria’. The tip is well founded: after all, Styrians have a reputation for being excellent hosts and offering ‘great value for money’, for being ‘child-friendly’, ‘tremendous in terms of offering great food’ and ‘authentic’. The main reasons cited for spending a holiday over here are ‘wellness & pleasure’, ‘active enjoyment of nature’ and the events we have on offer.
‘Desire for diversity’: in the north of the region, some 800 peaks at or greater than 2,000 m above sea level set the scene for the great Styrian hiking and biking experience around the huge Dachstein mountain at 3,000 m or so above sea level. Yet all this is not to forget the 3,500 mountain pastures, six nature preserves and one national park; and to the South-East, the five thermal spas within a radius of 90 km from the Hundertwasser thermal spa which have already turned the region into a premier wellness centre.
The ‘castle road’ and apple orchards embellish the green surroundings of Eastern Styria – to the West, who could resist the famous pumpkin seed oil, Styria’s ‘black gold’ and the birthplace of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses. Right down in the very south of the Province, sunny weather is a major factor in producing internationally well known premium wines on sun-kissed vineyard slopes.
And in Graz, capital to the province and regional home to incumbent Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003 - and a whole lot more, the medieval town centre (elevated to the status to the status of a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO) resonates by sending out a quickening pulse of life!
Challenge in the holiday region with so much on offer: On land and on water, sport fans will find optimal conditions for their hobbies. The mountain calls! And the call is hard to ignore in Northern Styria. Mountain challenges are provided by guided tours, hikes to the summit, walks with fantastic views and themed walks as well as climbing trips. Fishing and white-water excursions add an extra element of adventure.
It's easy to experience Styria up close: There are 2,500 km of mountain bike tours and 3,000 km of classic bike tours along rivers, lakes, through mountain scenery and alpine meadows, criss-crossing Styria. And there are plenty of bridle paths for those who prefer a different type of saddle. In the South, there are numerous golf courses and tennis centers waiting to be discovered.
Have you ever spent your family holiday in Styria? No? Then it's about time! The second largest Austrian province provides a great number of attractions for big and small. Styria is full of natural beauty. Styrians know this and are happy to share their homeland with visitors. They are particularly proud of their slogan The Green Heart of Austria because hospitality and generosity are taken seriously in Styria. Families are especially welcome and the wide variety of attractions and many different landscapes reflect the diversity of the province. If you bring your children to the Green Heart of Austria, you are sure to find the very thing to suit you.
Over the years, Styria has built up its good reputation as a holiday region for the whole family. A successful holiday is more than a wide range of attractions, it also requires fantasy, creativity and a zest for life. That's when a holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.
Art and Culture
From the Dachstein mountains to the Styrian Spa Land there is a special elixir of life: the appreciation of art and culture. It gives daily life fresh impulses. Poetry, street theater and the best concerts: from the largest 'open air jazz hall' to 'styriarte', all have made Styria one of the most fruitful locations for artists and art-loving guests.
Culture.Graz.Province – The Styrian capital, the gateway to the South, is a cultural city, university city and congress town all in one. With a rich history – Graz was imperial capital twice - and its status as the single Cultural Capital of Europe, 2003, Graz is traditional, avant-garde and colorful, with more than a little southern flair. The New amongst the Old in art, architecture and living guarantees excitement. In summer the whole city is a stage – for international events, street parties and the city's untiring nightlife. Charming: the enjoyable tendency to idleness...Worth seeing: the cultural and natural monuments outside the city limits.
The wellspring of Styria bubbles and laughs amongst the rolling hills, hot springs and well-sorted wine cellars. Landscape, nature, culinary highlights, wellness and sports ideas underscored with a joyous attitude to life, invigorating in all senses of the word. There are five thermal bath centers within 90 km in the Styrian Spa Land and Eastern Styria. These form the largest spa resort in Europe. The Apple route, Wine route, Flower route and Castle route entice visitors through the South.
Landscape, nature, sophisticated wellness and leisure ideas combined with hospitality and a desire for the dolce vita leave guests refreshed and relaxed. Hundreds of paths for biking, riding and walking get the body moving while the soul flies high like a kite. Try out the wellness idea in Northern Styria: Salt, moor and clear mountain air in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut.
Golfing in Styria
The green heart of Austria beats for golf
24 picturesque golf courses, embedded in the natural surroundings, represent the Styrian diversity between North and South, between the mountain “Dachstein” and the vineyards.
The panorama changes from gigantic mountains to softly rolling hills, the air from a fresh alpine breeze to an almost Mediterranean flair, the range of activities from enjoying nature to a real cultural experience. The golf courses here make for sportive challenges. Make your way alongside hilly holes, well-kept fairways, demanding water hazards and fast greens. In-between, the local hosts impress with culinary treats, interesting greenfee offers and attractive
vacation packages. The Styrian golf academies and training facilities prove competence and dimension. In short, beginners as well as professionals discover a heart and passion for golf in Styria between March and November.
In addition to attractive green fee options, the Steiermark Golf Card gives you the opportunity to experience various facets of Styria with regard to its countryside, culture, culinary offer and wellness
Styria's richness lies in its variety: cattle farming in alpine pasture in the North, agriculture and the mild climate of the South, the Hungarian influence in the East, an abundance of water, volcanic soils...the perfect conditions for a rich supply from kitchen and cellar. And these treasures are put to use. Styrians are not only envied for their pumpkin seed oil, which is sold outside the province at exclusive prices in delicatessens, or indeed their unrivaled wines, such as Welschriesling, Weißburgunder, Morillon, Traminer and Schilcher, all of which are in demand on the world market. Whether pumpkin in all shapes and forms, sun-ripened apples, cured ham, handmade chocolates, vinegar in barrels and elegant liqueurs: Styria is the delicatessen of Austria.
Source: Steirische Tourismus GmbH