Summer holidays in Styria
The welcoming hotel in Styria is situated in the center of the historical old-town of Murau. Since more then 300 years the Lercher's Restaurant stands for traditional hospitality in Murau according to the motto: "Styrian cuisine with Austrian variety"! During the warm summer season, you are able to enjoy drinks and dinner at the terrace in front of the house, at the foot of the castle hill - the castle of Murau of the Princely family of Schwarzenberg - or at the covered terrace made out of larch wood with a view to the Stolzalpe. You are also able to relax and unwind and give yourself a little break in our cozy wellness area.
Escape the every-day life and be conscious about all the good things in life. The region Murau-Kreischberg captivates by its' interplay of characteristic and picturesque places, the unique landscape with crystal clear mountain lakes, alpine terrain, smooth giants, green forests and a distinctive culture. Recharge your energy and experience this uniqueness with all your senses.
Experience our region by your own means. In anticipation of movement you hike along the south side of the Niedere Tauern, breath in the fresh mountain air and let your gaze wander over the Karawanken, the Dolomites and the Hohen Tauern. Our summer-cable cars Kreischberg, Grebenzen and Lachtal get you into airy heights. Without any problems you climb up the surrounding Nockberge. Refresh yourself during hot summer days with a dip into the cool mountain lakes.
At the valley you are able to cycle along the Mur and climb a few elevation gains with the E-bike. You are able to borrow an E-bike at the rental stations of the area for a test drive. The summiteers amongst you fight with every muscle of their body until they have reached their destination with the mountain bike.
On your motorcycle you experience pure freedom in the heart of Austria along the most beautiful routs of the Eastern Alps or during a detour to the warm South. Be prepared for your hole in one at two of the most beautiful golf courses in Styria. Let your mind get carried away and throw your fishing rod into one of the 14 surrounding fishponds and into the water of the Mur, which is rich in fish.
Through the open window you are able to feel the quiet and cool night. Finally, you are able to sleep through the night again. Cuddled up under a cozy warm blanket you are being tickled by the warm sunlight shining through the curtains and are listening to the chirping of the birds. Relaxed and decelerated you stroll to the breakfast buffet and smell delicious freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked pastries. The covered terrace out of larch wood in eastern direction invites you to take a seat and admire the sunrise. Your wish of experiencing the summer with all your senses is getting true.
Full of energy you explore the region Murau-Kreischberg on your own terms. Climb up the highest peak of the Niedere Tauern. Let yourself get carried away by sparkling mountain lakes. A dip into the cool water is good for you. While glancing into the distance you get the desire to hug the peaks of the Karawanken, the Dolomites and the Hohen Tauern.
On two bikes you cycle through the side valleys of the Murtal, reach a few elevation gains with the E-bike or fight with your mountain bike to reach your destination while feeling every muscle in your body. In the heart of Austria, you speed over mountain passes along the most beautiful routes of the Eastern Alps in direction of the South. Your motorbike gives you a sense of freedom.
Be prepared for a hole in one at two of the most beautiful golf courses in Styria. Back in Murau you relax and unwind and throw your fishing rod into one of the 14 surrounding fishponds and the water of the Mur. Your curiosity makes you want to discover the region. Again and again you stop and take in all the cultural treasures of the region.
Full of joy and new impressions you enter the hotel. During a refreshing shower you regain your strength. Due to the mild evening you are able to dine outside at the terrace out of larch wood. Together you drink to all the experiences of the day and are looking forward to the culinary experience waiting for you. Slowly the day is getting to an end - a bright red light is shining on the mountain ridges.
The picturesque old town of Murau is inviting you to stay a little while. Just like a green ribbon the Mur is winding through the city. During your walk along the old city walls you are able to see numerous small churches, such as the gothic parish church with its' old frescos. You are gazing at the beautiful "Hämmer House" at the main square and curiously walk over the "Mur bridge" to the modern District Commission of Murau (Markus Tschapeller).
Taste through the Murauer beer selection and learn more about the art of brewing from the Murauer Cooperative Brewery at the Brewery of the Senses. The Leonhardi-pond is inviting you for a swim in the woods. While gazing over the Mur you marvel at the renaissance castle of the Princely Family of Schwarzenberg. If you are curious we would like to invite you to visit the Museum of crafts in Murau or take part at a guided cultural walking tour. Enjoy!
The Hotel Lercher is easy and simple to reach. The medieval town is situated in the middle of the Nockberge and the Niedere Tauern in the heart of Austria, Styria. The easiest route to the hotel is via the border triangle (Styria, Carinthia and Salzburg) over the "Tauern highway" and Tamsweg coming from the direction of Salzburg or over the "Murtal express road", Judenburg and Scheifling coming from the direction of Vienna and Graz. You are also able to travel comfortably by train from Vienna and Graz. The ride with the Murtalrailway is going to slow you down your pace and you are able to relax. We are happy to pick you up from the train station of Murau.