Kreischberg mit Gondelbahn im Sommer | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | ikarus.cc
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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Bogenschießen | © Young Styria
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Experience the noble art of archery. The Weilharter family runs a course featuring 28 lifelike SRT target animals.
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 ...
Am 18. Loch des Golfclub Murau_Kreischberg | © Holzwelt Murau
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The gorgeous landscapes of the Upper Murtal region and beautiful lakes form the perfect backdrop for this 18-hole complex.
Holzeuropabrücke, St. Georgen am Kreischberg | © Holzwelt Murau
Murau-Kreischberg, Murau
Currently the largest cantilevered wooden bridge in Europe, this feat of Styrian timber construction is approved for heavy-load traffic and links St. Georgen with St. Lorenzen.
Freibad St. Lorenzen | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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The leisure centre in St. Lorenzen boasts a heated swimming pool with its own children's paddling pool. The adjoining restaurant “Barfly” keeps you amply refreshed.
Murau-Kreischberg, St. Peter-Schöder
A popular route with views of the eastern 3,000ers of the Hohen Tauern mountain range; some planning is required in order to get back to the starting point.
Wanderung zur Almrauschblüte | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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A refreshing hike in the Gurktaler Alpen, guaranteeing rest and relaxation, is to be found south of the Kreischberg ski resort.
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An intermediate level hike on the forest path with gentle ascents and a beautiful view of the Rantental, the Freiberg and the Krakautal featuring the Preber mountain.
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This long hike runs along hiking trails and mountain pastures to the world championship ski mountain of Kreischberg. For an easier family-friendly variant, take the gondola lift to the top.
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A very long hike from the Frauenalpe to the Kreischberg, boasting outstanding views on alpine meadows and hiking trails, and particularly suitable for hikers with plenty of stamina.
Restaurant Spoolfield im Relax Resort am Kreischberg | © Relax Resort
Murau-Kreischberg
At the restaurant Spoonfield, you will appreciate the high-quality taste sensations: from traditional to international delicacies and vegetarian goodies. Great importance is placed on the quality and ...
Hausansicht vom Kreischbergwirt im Winter | © Kreischbergwirt
Murau-Kreischberg
Nestled by the mountain station for the gondola lift, the Kreischbergwirt is an excellent place for the whole family to enjoy a good long rest. There is plenty on offer here, especially for children. ...
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 ...
Grillboden am Kreischberg | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The Grillboden restaurant is situated next to the halfway station for the gondola lift. You'll be spoiled with home-made dishes using produce from our own farm, satisfying delicacies and sweet treats.
Die Rieglerhütte am Kreischberg im Winter | © Mediadome
Murau-Kreischberg
The self-service Rieglerhütte on the Kreischberg offers simple home-cooked fare and is a great hut to stop at. Enjoy a good helping of Styrian hospitality in the cosy parlour or soak up the sunshine ...

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