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Winter activities in the Murau-Kreischberg region

Make the most of winter on a holiday in Styria! The Murau-Kreischberg region is a great place to try all sorts of different winter activities in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Take a break from everyday life in the winter months! Inhale the fresh air and be amazed by the magnificent snowy landscapes of the region.

Winter holiday in the Murau-Kreischberg region

Of course, winter sport is top of the list during your stay in the region. But as a local recreation area too, the Murau-Kreischberg region is not to be underestimated. Over the Advent period, the town of Murau glows in a very special light. Stroll through the charming Christmas market, and you won't want to leave.


A sporty path through winter

The Kreischberg ski resort is a stronghold for skiers and snowboarders far and wide. But countless other sports are also offered here for a fresh approach to winter. Those who want to enjoy some natural snow far away from the ski runs should head to the Frauenalpe.

Those looking to get active away from the slopes might like to try cross-country skiing, ice skating or tobogganing or the many winter hiking trails on touring skis and snowshoe hikes. Experience winter in the region in an active manner and make the most of the varied selection of sports and leisure activities on offer! 

Depending on the snow conditions, there are up to 40 km of double wide trails available for cross-country skiing. The Weirerteich trail in Laßnitz bei Murau has its own snow-making facilities and floodlights along approximately 2 km of track, and there's even a biathlon shooting range.

Experience nature mantled in white on a snowshoe hike in the Murau-Kreischberg region! Guided snowshoe hikes led by experts are available on selected dates. Full moon hikes promise a remarkable winter experience.

However, you don't need snowshoes to explore the area in winter. High-altitude trails such as the Kreischbergsee circular route and the Zirben-Höhenweg are waiting to be discovered.

The 'peak performers' among you should definitely try a ski tour. There are unlimited possibilities in the Murau-Kreischberg region for ski tourers. Explore the various routes on the Frauenalpe, or the surrounding mountains, such as the Preber, the Greim or the Zirbitzkogel.

For the youngest visitors, a winter holiday isn't complete without some ice skating or tobogganing. Of course, there are some great rinks available, as well as an excellent tobogganing facility about 25 minutes away from Murau by car.


Winter holiday for connoisseurs

Are you looking for a more leisurely approach to your holiday in winter? Stroll through the snowy streets and delight in the beautiful atmospheres of the region's towns.

Destinations such as the Brewery of the Senses in Murau are always worth a look. Or why not take a wintry guided tour of the town?

Some of the accommodation in the Murau-Kreischberg region also offers wellness facilities for a couple of hours of well-earned relaxation. If you like the sound of a spa day, your best bet is the Aqualux spa in Fohnsdorf.