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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Murlis tierische Freunde | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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 ...
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.
Mit Pferden unterwegs | © Young Styria
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Surrender to pure, undisturbed riding pleasure at the newly built riding arena. A qualified instructor helps visitors of all ages learn or improve the art of riding. Guided horse tours are also ...
Pfarrkirche St. Georgen | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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This church dedicated to St. George is located in the centre of St. Georgen am Kreischberg. It was gothicised in the Late Gothic period when the church was remodelled, giving it three aisles and ...
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.
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A superb circular woodland trail with a lovely view over Murau and a tree hollow. Particularly suitable for families with children.
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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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Leisurely hike from Murau to St. Georgen with a lovely view of the golf course. Alternatively, you can start this round trip from St. Georgen.
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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.
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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.
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The market offers locally products. Meat (game, turkey, chicken, beef, sheep), dairy products, fruits, vegetables, bread, honey, eggs, fruit juices, schnapps, craft items. Additional offers like ...
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 ...
Neues Cafehaus | © Cafe Crema
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Find whatever the heart desires in this recently redesigned, stylishly furnished café. Enjoy a fresh coffee at Café Crema with a large selection of home-made, lovingly prepared tarts and tempting ...
Ottl's Wirtshaus in St. Lorenzen im Sommer | © Wind
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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 ...
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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