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Spring in the Murau-Kreischberg region

The Murau-Kreischberg region in Styria lies on the border with Salzburg and Carinthia, between the Niedere Tauern and the Nockberge mountain ranges. As the ski season comes to an end in April, the region begins to blossom, offering fantastic leisure activities for a short time-out in nature. Enjoy a spring break in the region, based around the idyllic town of Murau.


Hiking season kicks off

Go hiking and walking in an incomparably beautiful, sometimes unspoiled natural environment. As the snow melts away, you will see one or two flowers peeking up on the meadows. The mild spring temperatures are perfect for hikes on a number of trails. Whether you prefer to do a leisurely walk or a challenging mountain tour, the region's valleys and mountains are certain to have just what you're looking for.

 

A holiday on two wheels

As the days grow longer and the temperatures creep up, people start dusting off their bikes. Are you familiar with the Mur Cycling Path (Murradweg), which runs across Styria following the longest river in the state? Spring could be the ideal time to explore this route in the Murau-Kreischberg region. Of course, there are many other tours to choose from: we recommend taking a look through the Murau-Kreischberg hiking and cycling tour book.

Motorcyclists too can be found back on the roads of Austria in spring. The Upper Murtal region is very central, and not far from magnificent highlights such as the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (Großglockner High Alpine Road) or the Sölkpass (mountain pass), which are of particular interest to motorcyclists.

 

Museums and attractions

The Murau-Kreischberg region doesn't just come recommended for sports enthusiasts; culture lovers too are also very well served here. In and around Murau there are a number of must-see attractions. Spring in particular can be the right time to discover them, when the weather is still a little changeable.

The Brewery of the Senses offers a modern interactive tour on which guests can learn all about beer-brewing. The tour takes a glimpse at the demonstration well, and also includes a tasting session.

In April, a special exhibition on wood and forest themes awaits visitors at the Wood Museum (Holzmuseum). Learn more about this raw material at the interactive World of Wood.

From May, lots more museums start opening their doors. Stop by the Murau Crafts Museum (Handwerksmuseum), for example, which introduces you to the town's cultural history with guided tours on the development of craft and trade. The Diocesan Museum illustrates the history of the Protestant church, while Murau Castle exhibits princely possessions from Styria and Salzburg. The Stolzalpe Health and Science Museum takes you on a journey through the history of medicine.

In many towns in the region, a Maibaum (maypole) is traditionally erected on the evening of 30 April. Easter sees a number of customs taking place, such as the Osterjause (Easter platter), the blessing of Easter foods, Easter Fires and Easter Egg hunts, which you can witness during your holiday to the region. Another special spring highlight is the Pfingstspiele (Whitsun Plays) of Murau.

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