Winter in Murau-Kreischberg
Get sporty in winter
The Kreischberg ski resort could have been made for skiers and snowboarders. Carving and boarding in this most trendy of ski regions – the mountain, which has hosted world championships, thrills guests with its brilliantly wide, 42 km slopes! Plus there are the "Kreischberg Extras": high-speed runs, permanent race tracks, tubing arena, Yabba Dabba Doo Land and Dinowald. After fun on the slopes, it's time to experience traditional mountain hut fun at the restaurants! Join the happy throng in the après ski bars on the Kreischberg after an action-packed day on the mountain to reflect on your best runs of the day.
Freestylers too are in cloud nine on the Kreischberg. The Snowpark Kreischberg is a professionally-run fun park at an altitude of 1,900 m. For freestylers, there's a beginner line and a medium line ready and waiting.
Those who'd like to try a few different activities can head for the Frauenalpe, where snowshoe hikes and ski tours on natural snow await. Of course, there are also cross-country trails available to winter sports enthusiasts. The region's ice skating rinks and the indoor pool in Murau are just a few more amenities to make your winter break in the Murau-Kreischberg region even more special.
Tradition and custom in the Murau-Kreischberg region
Over the Advent period, the town of Murau transforms into a Christmas wonderland. The Christmas market cannot fail to put you in a festive mood. Traditional mask processions (Perchtenlauf) and musicians playing at the tops of towers are also traditional elements of this season. You might even bump into St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) on a stroll through the old town.
However, Murau isn't just ideal for a romantic stroll at Christmas time, but in the rest of winter too. Numerous idyllic and delightfully romantic spots cry out for visitors to stop, look and marvel. The popular Mur Promenade takes you straight to the newly opened "Brauerei der Sinne" (Brewery of the Senses), which provides lots of fascinating facts about the history of beer-brewing.
The Faschingrennen (carnival race) is a parade held on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday), in which men and young lads dressed as old-time farmers and craftsmen participate. The event is one of the oldest customs in the region and is only seen in some places in the area, which is why it is considered such an extraordinary spectacle throughout the rest of Austria too.
Snow-covered mountain peaks, the frozen River Mur and valleys sprinkled in white – enjoy these enchanting vistas on a winter holiday in the Murau-Kreischberg region. You definitely won't regret it.