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 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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
Die Rieglerhütte am Kreischberg im Winter | © Mediadome
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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 ...
Da Silvano - Außenansicht  | © Da Silvano
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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 ...
Restaurantansicht mit Terrasse - Dörflwirt | © Dörflwirt
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This restaurant on the Kreischberg has a large selection of burgers, home-made pizzas and home-style fare ‒ a treat for any palate. The establishment is located at the Ferienpark Kreischberg, and ...
Jausenstation vlg. Tscheppa | © Jausenstation Tscheppa
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Set on a beautiful hill, surrounded by forest and meadowland, lies the Tscheppa snack bar. Enjoy-ment and tradition are the order of the day here. Settle into the cosy parlour or enjoy the sunshine ...
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In summer, the Rieglerhütte on the Kreischberg is a great place to stop for a bite to eat on the mountain, just near the mountain station for the gondola lift. It also makes a great base from which ...

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