Regional products for wining and dining
Each region takes great pride in its regional products and specialities, and of course the Murau-Kreischberg region is no different. This is clearly reflected in the menus on offer at the numerous restaurants and taverns. A plethora of snack bars offer the typical "Brettljause" (platter of cold cuts) consisting of local products – plus of course some Murau Bier to quench your thirst. Many countryside taverns catering for day-trippers run their own farms. You simply can't get any fresher than that!
Beer has been brewed in Murau for over 500 years. The district of Murau has the highest proportion of forest area in Austria and is well known for its pure air and excellent water quality. The quality of the beer takes absolute precedence, and this is something that you can definitely taste. Based on extensive experience, the secrets of beer-brewing have been passed down at the Brauerei Murau since 1495.
The noble house of Schwarzenberg looks back on a rich history, and has shaped the town of Murau for 400 years. Many developments have been linked directly to this dynasty. The Fürstlich Schwarzenberg'sche Familienstiftung (Princely Schwarzenberg Family Foundation) had a fish farm built at the Laßnitzbach in 1968, where crystalline mountain water guarantees optimum living conditions for the trout.
As a hunting district, Murau is rather small but operates in a well-structured manner. Careful, meticulous game selection when hunting ensures a biodiverse and healthy habitat. The proof of this is in the eating! Numerous restaurants and taverns put on special game weeks: game is traditionally served with red cabbage and Knödel (dumplings), but of course all other garnishes go perfectly with it too.
At the farm shop in Murau, visitors can find all sorts of home-grown, home-reared, home-crafted delicacies. If you're still looking for a gift to take home, then you've come to the right place... Or if you'd like to learn about the region's culinary secrets, please drop by!
From March to December, the farmers' market is always held on Fridays in the centre of Murau. This is where customers have the chance to buy fresh, high-quality products straight from the farmers themselves. From cured products and seasonal vegetables to juices and fresh fruit, you are sure to find a wide array of farm products.