Autumn in Murau-Kreischberg
Get active in autumn
When the leaves change colour and the days begin to draw in, you know autumn has arrived in the Murau-Kreischberg region. But the end of summer end doesn't mean the end of things to do – in fact, there is still ample opportunity for an activity holiday. Discover the region's nature on foot or by bike; for example, you could pedal along the Murradweg cycle trail or go hiking on the mountains. Weekly guided hikes are offered until the end of September. You can expect a few more beautiful sunny days to come in north-west Styria before the first snow falls.
Traditional mountain huts, taverns and restaurants serve up an array of culinary highlights during harvest time. Dishes are prepared using traditional recipes, with seasonal and regional products. One particular delicacy in autumn is the freshly harvested "Murbodner Erdäpfel" (variety of potato). For a culinary holiday, it's a good idea to pick up the gourmet guide "Guten Appetit", which provides an overview of all the gastronomy establishments.
What is there to see?
In addition to sporting activities in the Murau-Kreischberg region, you can also delve into its culture. Museums such as the Murauer Handwerksmuseum (Craft Museum), Diocesan Museum and Holzmuseum (Wood Museum) hold exhibitions even in September and October. And if autumn isn't looking its best weather-wise, there are still lots of alternatives to choose from. Learn more about beer-brewing at Murau's "Brauerei der Sinne" or learn how court life used to look on a guided tour at Murau Castle.
Vibrant autumn is also a beautiful time of year to get to know the old town of Murau style-wise. Here you will find brand items, holiday souvenirs, fashion, costumes, hand-crafted jewellery and much more. Stop for a rest at one of the tavern restaurants and simply enjoy the atmosphere.
Event highlights in autumn
There are a number of events to experience in the Murau-Kreischberg region in autumn too. Culture enthusiasts will love the operetta performances in September. And of course, you can't miss an Oktoberfest in a designated 'town of beer'! Every year, the WM-Halle Murau hosts the town's Oktoberfest, featuring live music, the Bieranstich (traditional beer-tapping), Schuhplattler dancing and a fantastic atmosphere.