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Family experiences on holiday

The Murau-Kreischberg region offers year-round family adventure, special programmes and experiences. There's no need to worry: on your next holiday, the kids will have no chance to get bored and parents can find some time to relax in peace as well as spend a whole lot of quality time with the children.

Experiences especially for children

Countless children's playgrounds are available to families especially with young tots. The "Generations-playground" in Murau's town park deserves a special mention for its trampoline, several sandboxes, swings, water play features and climbing course. A picnic in the country is always an experience for the whole family!

TIP: Picnic on the Kreischberg! Take the gondola lift to the top – much easier, particularly when you have young children in tow. Once up on the Kreischberg, it's well worth making a detour to DinosaurForest or perhaps having a go at the Disc Golf Park right next to the mountain station.


A host of fascinating facts

The educational animal trail welcomes families in Murau, heading towards the Frauenalpe. It is an interesting walk that tells you all sorts of things about the region's animal kingdom. On the educational forest trail, you will encounter all the local tree species and find out what they are used for. The Stolzalpe Health and Science Museum ("Gesundheitswerkstätte") is a unique museum, where children can learn how the body works.

TIP: Test out medical devices for yourself. Special children’s tours are offered in the summer.


Summer for the whole family

The Letters Rally thrills children up to the age of 15 or so, and even some adults! Collect the treasure map from the Murau-Kreischberg tourist office, and follow the clues through the town of Murau to secret spots with letters. Once you've completed the tour, there’s a small prize waiting for you at the end! About Murau, incidentally: wander through the beautiful old town at any time of year. A trip on the steam railway is a delight for the whole family too. The Detective Trail in St. Georgen am Kreischberg is an amusing activity for the kids, entailing a fun stamp book, colourful little houses and a stamp with letters.


Winter for the whole family

Trendy ski resort in the Murtal, the Kreischberg, is always a magnet in winter. Skiers, snowboarders and freestylers will be in seventh heaven. It goes without saying that you can expect ski rental points and a ski school on site! The local recreation area of the Frauenalpe is also a popular destination, offering gentle winter tourism – why not try a snowshoe hike? The Christmas period is forever a sparkling affair, while everything turns into a riot of colour at Fasching (carnival).


Family-friendly excursions

Visit the "world of wood" of Murau! Thanks to a number of "world of wood" tours, it has been possible to incorporate over 90 "world of wood" stations in new thematic groupings. In particular, the Wood Museum brings together the entire history of wood under one roof. The nearby flour mill offers visitors the chance to watch grain being milled as it was some 200 years ago.

So you see: there's nothing standing in the way of a fabulous family break! There's certainly no shortage of relaxation, fun, excitement, and pure holiday pleasure to be had in the Murau-Kreischberg region!

Family experiences

The most beautiful excursions and activities for families and children in Murau-Kreischberg
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Kinder machen die Buchstabenrallye in Murau | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg |
Family & Kids

Letters Rally through Murau

Pick up a treasure map from one of the information offices and set off exploring the town of Murau with your family. The treasure map will lead you to secret spots where red clue letters are hidden. Once you've completed the tour, we have a small ...
Schloss Murau | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Anton Schwaiger
Art & culture, Family & Kids

Murau Castle

Towering above the town of Murau is Murau Castle, owned by the Schwarzenberg family. The castle can only be visited as part of a guided tour.
Kletterhalle in Murau West | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Family & Kids, Nature & Adventures

Murau climbing centre

This climbing centre also contains a boulder zone with fall protection facilities, ensuring challenge and adventure at every turn up to a maximum height of 13 m. In total, there are 35 routes offering varying levels of difficulty from 4 B to 7 B. Of ...
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Murau Craft Museum

The history of settlement in Murau dates back to the Copper Age. The oldest finds are from around 1750 BC. The minnesinger Ulrich von Liechtenstein founded the town at its present location. In 1928 Murau received the town charter. Through ...
Tennishalle Murau West | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Nature & Adventures, Family & Kids

Murau West Tennis Centre

Murau West Tennis Centre is located west of the city outskirts at Brigittenhof, directly on the River Mur Cycle Trail. The centre is home to three indoor artificial grass courts, 6 outdoor clay courts and 2 outdoor hard courts. You can also play ...
Murli Express | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Mediadome Michael Hebenstreit
Family & Kids

Murli Express

All aboard! A fun-filled ride on the Murli Express takes place twice a week in summer. Travel is free!
Murlis tierische Freunde | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Family & Kids

Murli's Animal Friends

Set off on a fun expedition on which you can learn more about woodland animals! Start the discovery trail at the tourist information office on Kreischberg (St. Lorenzen train station), where you will also be given a map and a pen. Upon completing ...
Dampfbummelzug  Murtalbahn | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg |
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Murtalbahn Steam Train Experience

Snorting, steaming and hissing - a short, shrill whistle clears the air - and the steam train leaves Murau station taking its historical carriages with it. The tour takes you through the Upper Murtal, along the green waters of the River Mur, through ...
Freibad Murau | © Stadtwerke Murau
Family & Kids, Cooling tip

Outdoor pool, Murau

Located near Murau's ski jump, this large outdoor swimming pool (50,000m²) is the perfect place to swim. The non-chlorinated pond has a diving board, an island and water slide. There is also a restaurant, a beach volleyball court, a table tennis ...
Rafting in der Mur mit Murtal Rafting | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg |
Cooling tip, Nature & Adventures, Family & Kids

Rafting on the Mur

Rafting on the green River Mur is an action-packed, fun-filled watery adventure. Murtal Rafting takes good care of participants with a state-certified guide, and provides all the necessary equipment: neoprene suit, rafting shoes, all-weather ...