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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Fischen in der Mur | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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The fishery on the River Mur encompasses two reservoirs. Other fishing areas are private.
Cäciliakirche Bodendorf nahe St. Georgen am Kreischberg | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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.
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.
Reiten mit Reitlehrern am Zechnerhof | © Zechnerhof
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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, ...
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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.
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A long hike from Kreischberg to the Frauenalpe, offering superb views on alpine meadows and paths, making a wonderful tour for endurance hikers.
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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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An easy tour starting at 1,583m at the Murauerhütte (mountain hut). It is an ideal hike for families, offering magnificent views over mountain pastures to the summit of the Frauenalpe.
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.
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 ...
Hausansicht vom Kreischbergwirt im Winter | © Kreischbergwirt
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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. ...
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 ...
Kastanienbar Kreischberg | © Everyday
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The Kastanienbar on the Kreischberg is THE place to meet for the young and young at heart. This is party central, and not just in winter. While the après ski crowd flocks to this bar at the foot of ...
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 ...

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