A place that gives you goose pimples and fires up your racing spirit, of clear mountain air and the proud drive to conquer the summits, of warm hospitality and the merry sound of children's laughter – all of this is our Murtal in the heart of Styria in Austria.
Discover the many treasures of the Region Murtal, region of adventure and experience. Have you ever experienced the indescribable feeling of standing on top of a mountain, breathing in crisp mountain air, having reached the end of your long hike? Drunk in the earthy scent of the forest floor as you conquer the Zirbitz, king of Styria's mountains? Stopped at the highest Schutzhütte (alpine inn restaurant) with your family to enjoy a traditional Murtal "Steirerkäsbrot" or join the owner in toasting your success with a warming "Zirbenschnapserl"? The people of the Murtal are known for the warmth of their hospitality. On the way back down, discover clear mountain springs and pure nature. Everyday life is far away; the sky is close enough to touch.
In the Murtal, life is lived between two rythms: slow and fast. Feel your heart beat as you share in the thrill of an exciting race at the Red Bull Ring. Or have you ever put your foot down in one of these racing cars yourself? Experience a kick of pure adrenalin. Then it's time to drop the pace in the Murtal, perhaps by hiking in the legendary mountain realm with over 92 peaks standing more than 2,000 m high, or relaxing at the spa. Discover unspoiled nature, tranquil wetlands of the river Mur, peace and serenity.
Relaxing and taking time out from the daily grind isn't hard to do in the Murtal. Unwind at the Aqualuxtherme Fohnsdorf, indulge yourself with a massage or two, escape everyday life at the spa area of the Gschlössl Murtal, enjoy beauty treatments at a number of professional providers. Put your cares and busy life away and slow down the Murtal way. There are plenty of eateries in the region that are happy to pamper you with typically tasty home-cooked fare, as well as sophisticated delicacies from award-winning establishments. Let the Murtal tingle on your tongue: with tangy cheeses, sweet delights and high-quality, organically grown products all made with the finest attention to detail. The Murtal is in a class of its own – not just in culinary terms, but historically too.
On your way through the Murtal, you will encounter all sorts of exciting stories and cultural hotspots, such as the Museum Murtal, where you can marvel at the legendary Strettweger Kultwagen (cult wagon). Learn about the development of train travel and visit the Eisenbahnmuseum (Railway Museum) in Knittelfeld. Feel the past on a fascinating tour of one of our mines. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of automobile history at the Puch-Museum and the Käfer-Museum (Beetle Museum), as it used to be…