to challenging treks
Pack your hiking backpack, get your hiking boots on and fully immerse yourself in the unspoiled nature of the Murau region! Rising to altitudes of between 700 and 2,800 metres, the southern Tauern mountains allow hikers to experience a unique combination of picturesque and green mountain landscapes with 40 crystal-clear natural bathing lakes and unending adventure. The Kreischberg, the Lachtal and the Turracher Höhe can be reached on foot or with the summer gondola, while the chairlift will take you up the Grebenzen or to the mountain station in Lachtal. Take a comfortable walk up the Frauenalpe and the Zirbitzkogel, or set yourself a sporting challenge by ascending the mighty Preber. The mountains and forests in Austria's most richly wooded region offer both unforgettable and soothing hiking experiences. There’s only one way to discover the feeling when natural scenery, fresh mountain air and breathtaking views all combine, and that’s to hike through Murau, a region filled with experience and adventure.
Experience the region
Part of the southern Tauern mountains, the Murauer Range offers visitors "eight mountain personalities", a superb natural experience. The aromatic scent of pine leads hikers from the Preber to the Turracher Höhe and from the Lachtalzinken and Kreischberg to the Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park. Magnificent views, deep blue mountain lakes and alpine landscapes await you, as do homely huts set within green meadows and forests.
Nothing is more touching than the untouched nature to be found on the Murauer alpine paths. Must-sees include the eight-peak mountain path, the Krakauer Höhensteig and the Alpine peaks of the Lachtal.
Enjoy walking from the ‘Glacier to the Wine’, the gentle long-distance path that leads walkers into wine country, via the southern route from idyllic Krakau with its natural monument, the Günster Waterfall, to St. Peter am Kammersberg.
Rediscover the wonders of the natural world on the long-distance Via Natura path. Its emphasis is on "reading nature”, and allows you to enter a state of deep relaxation thanks to its romantic ponds, mystical moors and the natural jewels nestled within the park.
Impressive hike with a large difference in altitude over the First Grebenzenhöhe.
4 LAKES CIRCULAR HIKING TRAIL
A top highlight is the Dürnberger Moor. It radiates an idiosyncratic charm and mysterious orginality.
HÖRFELDMOOR CIRCULAR TRAIL
On the circular trail around the Ramsar protected area Hörfeldmoor, many stations point out the fauna and flora of the wetland.
"HANS IN LUCK" HIKING FAIRY TALE
Austria's 1st hikiing fairy tale is fun for the whole family!
The tour ist also considered a top tip of the region around the mountain personality "Zirbitzkogel" and symbolizes one of the 19 leading offers on the subject of hiking in the adventure area Murau.
Experience, what an incredible source of inspiration nature can be for inventions and innovations in all areas of life and how we can learn even more in the furture to take nature as a model.
SMALL ZIRBITZKOGEL CIRCUIT
From the Tonnerhütte, the hike leads to the summit of the Zirbitzkogel - one of the most beautiful view mountains in Styria. This hiking trail is a permanent IVV-hiking trail.
The tour leads from Schleifling to the highest castle ruin in Styria - the castle Steinschloss is freely accessible all year round.
A beautiful, family-friendly alpine walk on this magnificent panoramic mountain that starts in St. Ruprecht ob Murau. (Caution: toll road!)
This leisurely hike starts in St. Georgen, which has won the title of Most Beautiful Flower Village in Styria several times, and heads up the world championship mountain of Kreischberg.