- Town of Murau
- Skiing & snowboarding
- Ski area Kreischberg
- ski area Lachtal
- Cross-country skiing & tobogganing
- Ski tours & winter hiking
- Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
- Leisure opportunities
Hiking in the region Murau Kreischberg
Discover the region Murau-Kreischberg in the heart of Styria by hiking up different trails and routes. Enjoy the south side of the Niedere Tauern, breath in the fresh mountain air and gaze into the distance. The Karawanks, Dolomites and the Hohe Tauern are awaiting you.
At the mountain world of Murau you are able to challenge yourself on alpine trails at the Niedere Tauern or enjoy a beautiful hike with a marvelous distant view to the smooth hills of the Nockberge. Dare to make a detour to the untouched nature. You pleasantly reach your destination while walking over beautiful mountain pastures, passing alpine roses, red larch pines and countless ripe berries, such as blueberries, raspberries or cranberries.
You might even be lucky and find a delicious mushroom along your way. Start your expedition through the most densely wooded region of Austria! If you are particularly courageous, you might even consider jumping into the cold and fresh water of the crystal clear mountain lakes.
With the cable cars at the Kreischberg, Lachtal and the Turrach you are able to reach airy heights and are able to enjoy the mountain to the fullest. 8 impressive mountains invite you to immerse into the hiking- and mountain world. Don't forget to take a break. Lean your head backwards, enjoy the view and watch the clouds go by.
During the cold season, the region at the Kreischberg and the Lachtal surprises you with numerous winter activities, such as skiing and snowboarding. Or how about trying our alternative winter disciplines and escape every day life in the middle of the snowy winter wonderland?
Let the beautiful day come to an end with a glass of wine out of the wine cellar or a Murauer beer on the larch-wood terrace at the restaurant Lercher. The Lercher family is looking forward to spoil you with culinary delights.
Tips from Anna Lercher for the perfect hiking equipment:
- hiking shoes with a high-grip sole - a safe grip helps you climbing up and down the mountain
- hiking clothes - multiple layers help to be prepared for any kind of temperature. Don't forget cold- and rain protection as well as sunscreen!
- hiking backpack - enough water and food are a must. Please be sure to only bring what you really need.
- walking sticks - your ideal hiking company.
- First aid kid - for small injuries: bandages. Also don't forget to pack band-aids (in case you get blisters) and sunscreen. For emergencies: charge your mobile phone; the number of the mountain rescue is 140 and the EU-emergency number is 112.
Plan your hiking tour carefully. At the reception you receive useful tips for your special experience in the mountain world of Murau. Always keep one eye on the current weather situation when starting your tour, so if there is a weather change, you are able to stop in time and get to a safe place.
In order to mind and respect the natural habitat of animals and plants, we kindly ask to stay on the marked path. If you encounter cows on your way, make sure to keep your distance and do not feed them. Dogs must be kept on a leash. In case of a cow attacking your dog, let go of the leash!
Adapt your pace to the pace of your fellow hikers and enjoy the breathtaking view at the Nockberge, the Niedere and Hohe Tauern. Don't forget to stop and take a break in order for you to completely take in the beauty of nature and take a deep breath.
Lachtal summer operation
With the 6-seater chairlift, you are able to get up to 2.000 m above sea level. An ideal starting point for a beautiful hike along the mountain crest or a tour up to the peak. The rustic huts invite you to stay for a while.
With the 6-seater chairlift, you are able to reach the breathtaking high plateau in no time. The mountain-nature-experience-area is dedicated to the theme "Time on the mountain" and the mascot "Nocky the bunny". The fun and fast summer-toboggan-run "Nockyflitzer" at the Turrach guarantees an exciting descent.
Kreischberg cable car
Unfortunately, a pleasant walk over mountain pastures and through the stone pine forest has to wait. The construction of the new 10-seater cable car is in full progress and is going to be reopened in winter 2021/2022.
The starting point is about one hour by car from the Hotel Gasthof Lercher in Murau!
The Treetop-Hike Rachau is the highest located treetop trail in Europe. The trail offers you a beautiful view over the surrounding mountain world and the surrounding area. The circular trail is 2,7 km long and leads about 20 m above the ground over stairs, towers, footbridges, forest soil and platforms through untouched nature.