Kreischberg mit Gondelbahn im Sommer | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | ikarus.cc
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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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Kreischberg 10er Gondelbahn | © Kreischberg Seilbahnen Betriebs GesmbH | ikarus.cc
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Enjoy carving and snowboarding in the region's trendiest ski resort - the Kreischberg inspires visitors with 42 km of wonderfully wide, perfectly maintained pistes! The 10-seater cable car is a real ...
Flying Fox am Kreischberg | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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Children who want to show that they have a little James Bond can hook onto the line and fly through the forest. The Kreischberg Flying Fox is right next to the Rieglerhütte.
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.
Tennishalle Murau West | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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 ...
Golf Club Murau - Kreischberg | © GolfClub Murau-Kreischberg
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The gorgeous landscapes of the Upper Murtal region and beautiful lakes form the perfect backdrop for this 18-hole complex.
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A wonderful alpine hike with sweeping views of the Niedere Tauern, the Gurktaler Alpen and the Karawanken, commencing in the district capital and weaving up Murau's 1,997m local mountain.
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This particularly rewarding hike runs from the district town of Murau up to the summit of the Stolzalpe.
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A stunning circular trail that takes in the pearl of the region, the Hauserersee (lake). This shady route is especially good for hot days ‒ including a refreshing dip in the lake!
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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 easy yet long hike runs from the world championship host town of St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg to the summit of the Frauenalpe with its superb views.
Grillboden am Kreischberg | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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.
Carver's Pub Bar | © Hotel Relax Resort
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The pub is located at the Hotel Relax Resort****. It is a cosy Irish pub offering classic pub games such as darts and snooker in addition to a wide range of drinks. A bowling alley, table football ...
Die Terrasse beim Kreischberg Eck | © Kleinferchner
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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 ...
Berg7 am Kreischberg im Winter | © Ulrich Siebenhofer
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Berg7 guarantees pure quality. Our priority is to make sure that guests feel at home. We place a great deal of value on excellent quality and the freshness of our produce. Our selection of drinks is ...
Restaurant Pizzeria La Strada | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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.

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