Blick auf St. Georgen am Kreischberg im Winter | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Rene Hochegger
Murau-Kreischberg

St. Georgen am Kreischberg

The municipality of St. Georgen am Kreischberg isn’t simply a much-visited holiday destination in winter. While the Kreischberg understandably attracts lots of skiers and snowboarders in winter, summer visitors head for the golf course, the Holzmuseum (Wood Museum) or the "world championship mountain" of Kreischberg for hiking. St. Georgen has also been voted "most beautiful flower village in Styria" a number of times.


Holiday in St. Georgen am Kreischberg

With 1,880 inhabitants, the parish of St. Georgen am Kreischberg consists of St. Georgen, St. Lorenzen, Lutzmannsdorf, Kaindorf, Bodendorf, St. Ruprecht and Falkendorf. A comprehensive range of leisure activities, not to mention peace and a relaxing atmosphere are to be found high and low.

The Kreischberg is the heart of the municipality. With 14 cable cars and lifts and 42 km of descents, it is an absolute winter paradise for skiers and snowboarders. The freestylers among them are brilliantly catered for with the snow park on the Kreischberg. Further highlights include tubing, the Dinopark and Yabba Dabba Doo Land. There is plenty to choose from, from beginner slopes to family-friendly runs to special descents.

In summer, the winter hotspots of the Murau-Kreischberg region transform into an oasis of greenery and colour. The 18-hole golf course situated between the Kreischberg and the River Mur invites visitors to try to improve their handicap in a beautiful setting. The golf complex has been designed sympathetically to the region with a wood design. Alternatively, why not take the gondola lift onto the world championship mountain to explore the countless hiking trails and picturesque surrounding area.

 

Wood in the Murau-Kreischberg region

The Holzmuseum (Wood Museum) in St. Ruprecht shows you everything you need to know about one of Austria's most important raw materials. The museum guides visitors through historical workshops and helps them unlock the secrets of modern design and timber construction. The Holzmuseum spans 10,000m² and has exhibited wood in all its facets since 1988.

Currently the largest cantilevered wooden bridge in Europe, the Europabrücke, links St. Georgen and St. Lorenzen over the River Mur and is a feat of Styrian timber construction. It was built according to the motto "Necessity has turned vision into reality." When the bridge fell into a state of disrepair in the 1990s, the municipality decided to upgrade it using a sustainable regional material: wood.

 

Churches in the parish of St. Georgen am Kreischberg

Stroll for a little over an hour from St. Georgen am Kreischberg and you will come to the Gothic Cäciliakirche (Church of St. Cecilia) in Bodendorf. The wooden ceiling dating back to around 1500 and the 14th and 15th century frescoes are particularly worth a look, as is the simple yet elegant pulpit.

The parish church dedicated to St. George in St. Georgen, the succursal church dedicated to St. Laurence in St. Lorenzen and the parish church of St. Ruprecht are beautiful buildings which you may also like to visit when you are in the Murau-Kreischberg region.

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Kletterhalle in Murau West | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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 ...
Filialkirche Hl. Laurentius, St. Georgen am Kreischberg | © Holzwelt Murau
Murau-Kreischberg
In the centre of the town of St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg, there stands a special example of the Gothic in the Upper Murtal and the Upper Carinthia region: the church dedicated to St. Lawrence, which ...
Mit dem eMountainbike auf den Frauenalpe Gipfel | © Alpengasthof Krische
Murau-Kreischberg
The Alpengasthof Krische has four full-suspension e-mountain bikes for adults and two children's e-bikes available. Tours already stored in the GPS allow visitors to explore hitherto undiscovered ...
Disc Golf am Kreischberg | © Murtaler Seilbahnen Betriebs GesmbH
Murau-Kreischberg
Great fun for the whole family: the new Disc Golf Park on the Kreischberg. Situated directly by the mountain station for the gondola lift is the nine-hole Disc Golf Parcours, set in beautiful pine ...
Cäciliakirche Bodendorf nahe St. Georgen am Kreischberg | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
This small Gothic jewel, a work of art that has evolved over 700 years, can be reached from St. Georgen in about 30 minutes on foot.
Kreischbergwirt | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
Situated next to the mountain station for the gondola lift, the Kreischbergwirt is ideal for an extended rest for the whole family. There is plenty on offer especially for children. The sun terrace ...
Die Terrasse beim Kreischberg Eck | © Kleinferchner
Murau-Kreischberg
Close to the valley station is the Kreischberg Eck, offering a good serving of Styrian hospitality. The eatery prides itself on a diverse range of regional products and specialities. In summer, the ...
Restaurant Pizzeria La Strada | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The Pizzeria lies on the state road in St. Georgen, at the crossroads to the Kreischberg. Pizza and pasta as well as typical home-cooked Styrian fare can be enjoyed at the Pizzeria La Strada.
Pfiff - Das Restaurant am Golfplatz | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
Pfiff is a golf course restaurant, situated in the clubhouse for the Murau-Kreischberg golf club. Take a seat on the wonderful terrace (with sun shades) to watch people teeing off and, more ...
Ottl's Wirtshaus in St. Lorenzen im Sommer | © Wind
Murau-Kreischberg
The Ottl's Wirtshaus (inn and café) is located in St. Lorenzen and offers indoor and outdoor seating. The kids will enjoy the trampolin and sandpit. Ottl's offers home-made ice cream and warm ...

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