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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Kreischberg Gondelbahn Sommerbetrieb | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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In summer, this mountain ‒ which has previously hosted world winter sports championships ‒ proves a beautiful hiking area for the whole family! Take the gondola lift from the valley up to an ...
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 ...
Pfarrkirche St. Georgen | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
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 ...
Reiten mit Reitlehrern am Zechnerhof | © Zechnerhof
Murau-Kreischberg
Riding holidays at the Zechnerhof are something truly out of the ordinary; an experience to look back on with great fondness. Start off at the Zechnerhof on the back of Haflinger horses and ponies, ...
Mit Pferden unterwegs | © Young Styria
Murau-Kreischberg
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 ...
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This leisurely walk runs straight from Murau towards Stolzalpe, following the Käferweg trail to the Käferhube guest house. A beautiful view of Murau opens out halfway.
Murau-Kreischberg
This leisurely hike starts in St. Georgen, which has won the title of Most Beautiful Flower Village in Styria several times, and heads up the world championship mountain of Kreischberg.
Murau-Kreischberg, Murau
A superb circular woodland trail with a lovely view over Murau and a tree hollow. Particularly suitable for families with children.
Murau-Kreischberg, Murau
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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A wonderful, long hike for people seeking time out, leading to one of the most spectacular peaks in the Murau region for views.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gasthof Schafferwirt in Kaindorf | © Fam. Mandl
Murau-Kreischberg
The restaurant has been in the Mandl family for three generations and stands out for its family atmosphere. The Schafferwirt is situated in Kaindorf, on the road between Murau and St. Georgen am ...
Da Silvano - Außenansicht  | © Da Silvano
Murau-Kreischberg
Welcome to this oasis of Italian cuisine in the holiday region of Murau-Kreischberg. The Pizzeria serves Italian specialities made using the finest local and Italian products. Set on a hill above the ...

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