Climb a summit early in the morning on a hot summer’s day, followed by a refreshing dip in one of the region’s lakes. Or marvel at the snow-covered mountains in winter, enjoying the peace and tranquillity. No matter what time of year you visit the Murau region, exploring its natural highlights is a treat for your body and mind.
Preber, Zirbitzkogel, Kreischberg, Greim, Grebenzen, Frauenalpe, Lachtaler Zinken, Kornock: Eight summits tower above the region, inviting you to enjoy their varied nature from spring all the way through winter.
There are numerous ways to explore the eight mountains – whether it’s during leisurely hikes or challenging mountain tours. If you’re a fan of long-distance hiking, the 10 stages of the 130-kilometre-long Via Natura hiking trail that leads through Nature Park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen might be just the thing for you.
In winter, the mighty mountains turn into one big winter sports paradise. Skiing, snowboarding, sledging – there’s no limit to action-packed days in the snow. If you’re looking for more relaxed activities, we recommend ski touring or winter hiking. Far away from the hustle and bustle, these sports allow you to experience the pristine winter landscape at its best.
Alternatively, you can explore the region’s comprehensive range of cross-country skiing trails, with 21 cross-country ski runs spread out across 180 kilometres. Among them, you can also find trails that have been awarded the “Steirische Loipengütesiegel” quality seal for outstanding cross-country ski runs.
Mountain bikers, road cyclists and leisure cyclists all love the Murau region and its varied trail network. For instance, the Mur Cycle Path that takes cyclists along the river Mur and its varied landscapes is particularly popular with families. If you’re looking for a more challenging alternative, try one of the numerous trails leading up Grebenzen, Kreischberg, Frauenalpe or Hochwald.
Whether it’s down in the valley or up in the mountains – the Murau region is blessed with a multitude of crystal-clear lakes reflecting the impressive surrounding summits. In total, there are 40 lakes spread out across lush green Alpine pastures, hidden in shady forests and nestled between rocks and summits.
In summer, they are perfect for taking a dip, in winter they turn into natural ice rinks where winter lovers of all ages can skate to their heart’s content.