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The Knittelfeld region ................................Pages 28 - 31 Surrounding area ...........................................Pages 32 - 33 Map of the area ...............................................Pages 34 - 35 Urlaubsregion Murtal Burggasse 3 A-8750 Judenburg Tel: +43(0)3572 44249 Fax: +43(0)3572 44249-4 e-mail: urlaub@murtal.at home: www.murtal.at Legal notice: published by Urlaubsregion Murtal. Any and all information given in the present document may be subject to errors, printer’s errors and misprints. Artwork & layout: Werbeagentur CreARTeam Judenburg Cover picture: ikarus.cc Pictures: Š Steiermark Tourismus (Harry Schiffer, ikarus.cc, Schiffer/ Symbol), Foto Mitteregger, Kaiserfotos, Georg Ott, Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park, Zirbenland 50plus, Aqualux Spa, TV Gleinalm, photo archives of the Tourism Associations of the Murtal holiday region.


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experience and enjoy! Diversity and variety is our recipe for the perfect holiday! The only thing that guests in the Murtal holiday region really need is enough time for them to fully experience and enjoy everything that the array of historic villages, communities and towns has to offer. During recent years, a considerable investment has been made in Murtal and its side valleys to improve the existing infrastructure and to create new attractions, and these changes have been key to the extremely positive touristic development of the region! True to the Styrian motto “experience and enjoy”, an extensive range of activities caters for the region’s visitors- from historic villages, venerable monasteries, museums and exhibitions to countless experiences at the heart of nature for the whole family. The list of diverse attractions in the Murtal holiday region really is endless… That is precisely why this brochure is intended to be an important companion for you during the most beautiful hours of the year. Please take your time to enjoy our interesting and exciting excursions. We wish you an enjoyable stay in Murtal!

LH-Stv. Hermann Schützenhöfer Styrian Tourism Minister

Karl Schmidhofer Chairman Urlaubsregion Murtal


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The Murau region Numerous hiking paths and cable cars provide visitors with the wonderful opportunity of exploring the mountains and forests even in the summer, before rapidly descending into the valley below via the summer toboggan run. Dedicated to wood, d the Murau region beckons with its Wood Route and lovely Wooden Objects which ar are features that are to be found throughout the area. A colourful colouu region that has kept its naturalness awaits you, ppromising exciting attractions – from thee hiking paths of the Turracher Höhe region ree to Kreischberg mountain, from Murau - the region’s capital to the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Natu Nature Park, from the Krakautal and W Wölzertal valleys with their interesting terestt historical sites to Lachtal valleyy or the Wildbad Einöd Health Spa. Special highlights which are well we worth a visit include the s summer toboggan runs, the golf courses, the Lambrecht Monastery and, of course, the Vivarium in Mariahof.

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MOUNTAIN WOOD & IRON MUSEUM TURRACH

 TV Predlitz-Turrach Tel: 03534-20349 info@turrach-predlitz.at www.turrach-predlitz.at

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Iron mining and smelting were carried out in Turrach until 1909. The museum mainly showcases tools which were used for steel production, foundry and smelting. The museum’s star attraction is the first Bessemer converter used on the European continent which was introduced in Turrach in 1863. When visiting the renovated roaster halls and the show forges you will be fully immersed in the reality of the everyday working life of a tinsmith. Special guided tours are possible. OPENING HOURS: Beginning of April to end of October, every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6€, children 3€, groups 5€

NOCKY´S ALMZEIT PASTURE VILLAGE TURRACH

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Take the cable car from Turracher See lake directly to the Panoramaalm mountain pasture 2,000 metres above sea level and savour the fantastic view of the Turracher Höhe mountain lakes. Lose yourself in the newly built “Nocky’s Almzeit” with fun for all ages, before a speedy descent on the Nocky Flitzer toboggan run.

 Bergbahnen Turracher Höhe Tel: 04275-8252-0 bergbahnen@turracherhoehe.at www.turracherhoehe.at

OPENING HOURS: 12th June - 2nd July, daily 10am - 4pm 3rd July - 12th Sept, daily 10am - 5pm, 13th Sept - 26th Oct, Wed to Sun 10am - 4pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 9€, children 6.50€

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HOTEL LAMBRECHTERHOF4´ Tel.: +43/3585/275 55-0 lambrechterhof@austria-trend.at

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HOHER STEG FOOTBRIDGE PREDLITZ

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Visitors are able to access an impressive natural monument once again thanks to the “Hoher Steg” having been re-erected. The huge gorge at the mouth of Turrachtal valley was created by snowmelt, which ate away at the stone over thousands of years. Visitors can now cross this steep gorge via the “Hoher Steg” footbridge. This natural monument is well worth a visit during a walkabout also taking in the “Hoher Steg”.

 TV Predlitz-Turrach Tel: 03534-20349 info@turrach-predlitz.at www.turrach-predlitz.at

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OPENING HOURS: All year ADMISSION FEE: Free entry

WOOD MUSEUM ST. RUPRECHT/FALKENDORF

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ALL ABOUT WOOD – from the past, present and future. Special exhibition for 2010: “Larix” – larch wood and larch pitch. Photo exhibition: The “larchiest” picture will win. Activities: Creations with and on wood – July/August: Mon/Wed/Fri: 1pm–4pm and on request. Special programmes (workshops, sports activities, tree rallies, etc …) for school groups, large wood-water playground, arboretum (tree garden), forest tower. Free guided tours for groups!

 St. Ruprecht/Falkendorf Tel.: 03534-2202 office@holzmuseum.at www.holzmuseum.at

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STYRIAN WOOD ROUTE MURAU

 Murau Tel: 03532-2720-13 E-mail: info@holzwelt.at www.holzstrasse.at

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OPENING HOURS: June - September: 9am - 5pm 1st April - 31st October, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6.50€, children 3.50€ Senior citizens 6€, families 17€ Bonus:

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The Styrian Wood Route combines the historic and modern Wooden Objects of the region. The Wood Route is signposted using giant wood tools which are placed in the villages and point to the sky, thus easily seen. Every single one of these tools reminds visitors of a different aspect of wood architecture. A variety of guided tours is on offer and really brings the Styrian Wood Route to life for visitors. Our offer: “Walking tour through the Wood City” of Murau, “All about Wood” and much more! You can even sign up for a personalised programme. OPENING HOURS: April to October ADMISSION FEE: Guided tours for 20 people and more Prices start at 3.50€/person

SCHOOL OF SENSES NEUMARKT

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From 1st March researchers and explorers will go back to school at the School of Senses!

 Neumarkt, Schulgasse 2 Tel: 03584-40582 o. 2005 schule-der-sinne@geomix.at www.schule-der-sinne.com

This year visitors can once again “attend a lesson” in a historic classroom, listen to anecdotes about Mali Steiner’s mug collection and, above all, experience many exciting adventures for the senses! The school is also hosting a NEW special exhibition about BIONICS! Come and enjoy the school’s sensual delights! OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 4.50€, reduced rate/children 3.50€, groups (10 people and more) 3.50€

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Destinations in Katschtal, St. Peter am Kammersberg and Schöder Wooden Objects – Wood Route Brochure available from the St. Peter – Schöder information office Sculptor’s studio – Hans Leitner in St. Peter 03536/8466 Wood carver – Ferdinand Lercher in Baierdorf 03536/8367 Greimhalle – event centre in St. Peter 0664/40 85 056 Wood Route Tavern – Sandwirt Inn in St. Peter 03536/70 772 Brechlhütte hut in Althofen 03588/561 Kötzlmühle mill with walking routes and Kneipp facilities in Feistritz 03536/761120 Wood Route hiking tour – Maxriapl: 250-year-old group of farms /Alpine snack bar in Nickelberg 0664/520 54 11 Exciting leisure activities: Heated outdoor swimming pool in St. Peter 03536/761120 Rauch See lake - archery - 3D FLU FLU Park fishing, tandem paragliding 0676/7894603 “Berglandexpress” - a unique way to discover the mountain pastures Sights: 03536/761120 St. Mary’s pilgrimage church in Schöder & parish church in St. Peter Feistritz Castle: Knight’s Hall with wooden beam ceiling dating back to the 16th century, courtyard with chapel; Sölkpaß mountain 03536/761120 Geological Route – geology and beautiful scenery along the ancient Säumerweg path, 24 stops along the path to the Sölkpaß Chapel. Brochures are available from the St. Peter-Schöder information office The Spring of Life: 03536/761120 Augustinerbründl – legendary well that is said to cure eye diseases Kretzenbründl – healing mineral spring Günster Waterfall – Styria’s highest waterfall with a fall height of 65m Rottenmann natural pond – fishing is possible here Water games on Schöderberg – accessible any time free of charge Garden of Encounters, created by sculptor Hans Leitner, Feistritz Castle, accessible any time free of charge; the fountain represents the cycles of water and life. Don’t forget to pick up your “Sommertipps” (Tips for the summer) 2010 brochure detailing all the leisure activities and events in the Katschtal area!

Information: St. Peter – Schöder, T 03536/761120, www.greim.at

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BENEDICTINE MONASTERY ST. LAMBRECHT

 St. Lambrecht, Benediktinerstift Tel: 03585-2305-29 klosterpforte@stift-stlambrecht.at www.stift-stlambrecht.at

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Tel: 04268-2822 gesundheitstherme@wildbad.at www.wildbad.at

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The diverse monastery museum offers interesting insights into more than 900 years of monastic history, with its special attraction being the P. Blasius Hanf bird museum. Both the gothic St. Peter’s Church and the historical art collection are home to magnificent carved sculptures and panel painting objects dating back to between the 15th and 18th centuries. The guided tour takes visitors to the solemn prelate room and shows guests the folkloristic collection and scenes of a baroque nativity scene. Special guided tours are available online. OPENING HOURS: 15th May - 15th Oct 2010: Mon Sat: 10.45am, 2.30pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 7€, children 4.50€, reduced rate 6€/4€, groups 6€/4€ Bonus:

WILDBAD EINÖD

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The healing properties of the water in Wildbad Einöd have been known for hundreds of years. Very early accounts exist documenting its powers, including descriptions of its effects penned by Paracelsus, and since the 15th century people have being coming to the Wildbad spring in search of tranquil healing. For us, good health goes beyond successful therapies or short-term remedies. We are sisters of the Teutonic Order and regard human beings as complex creatures who need far more than just their aches and pains to be soothed after excessive exertion. Together we’ll try to find a sustainable solution to your problems. OPENING HOURS: Daily 9am-8.30pm, Wed 9am-7pm ADMISSION FEE: Spa/day 12.50€, 2.5 hours 7.50€ Sauna/day 22.50€, 4hours/12.50€

Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park This nature park is a true gem full of secrets and hidden wonders. Idyllic moor scenery offering protection for rare plant species, castle ruins, silent witnesses of ancient times, and an underground karstic spring system reminiscent of the last Ice Age are among the most beautiful features of this nature park rich in water. This area is particularly child-friendly and offers numerous attractions for young visitors, such as Austria’s first hiking fairytale and a whole host of other leisure activities.

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reque Popular destinations: • St. Lambrecht Benedictine Monastery Tel: 03585 / 2309-29 • VIVARIUM Mariahof, Tel: 03584 / 40500 • Wildbad Health Spa, Tel: 04268 / 2822-0 • Knappenwirt Inn, Tel: 03584 / 2542 • Summer toboggan run, Tel: 03585 / 2455 • “Hans In Luck” hiking fairytale Gössler Inn, Tel: 03586 / 2251 • Guided hiking tours through the nature park, Tel: 03584 / 2005 • Fairytale and Riddle Forest, Tel: 03584 / 3140 • Farmers’ mill, Tel: 0664 / 1667998 • NaturLesePark, Tel: 03584 / 4100 • Steinschloss Castle ruins and Dürnstein Castle, Tel: 03584 / 2005 • Adventure exhibition on display at the School of Senses, Tel: 03584 / 40582

Information: 03584 / 2005 (VIVARIUM Nature Park Centre) info@naturpark-grebenzen.at, www.naturpark-grebenzen.at .at

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Styrian Krakau

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Bathing lake in Krakaudorf: bathing, fishing, fitness trail Etrachsee lake: fishing, boating Schattensee lake: bathing, fishing and “Wasserscheibenschießen” a shooting competition where the aim is not to hit the real target but its reflection in the water. The bullet rebounds from the water surface at the correct angle and hits the target. This unique experience is available for groups of 25 people or more from May to October upon prior registration by phone. On request, individuals can also take part in a shoot-out. For information please call 03535 / 8342. Günster Wasserfall: Styria’s highest waterfall (fall height of 65m); a fee is charged in the car park next to the waterfall; free parking is available next to the Schöder – Krakaudorf road. Kalvarienberg - Way of the Cross: Wonderful lookout point providing stunning views of the Styrian Krakautal valley Village Museum: dedicated to living and working on farms; Opening hours: May–Oct, every Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm; also open on Sundays during the summer Mineral Museum: daily. For information please call 03535 / 8239 Gemstone Garden: daily. For information please call 03535 / 8239 Lama park: snapshot tours or day tours. For information please call 03535 / 8239 Oswaldi Church with its panelled ceiling is not to be missed. Ulrich’s Church with its gothic winged altar The “steirische Herrgott” (Styrian Lord God) in Fortner Chapel Klausnerberg-Säge: starting point for numerous hiking tours. “Rustic and Sociable” from mid-July to the beginning of September with a small farmers’ market and a variety of activities (woodwork demonstration) Oberetrach Nature Trail - the power of nature: Bergtrattl (movement of thoughts), Moorschlüssel (creative energy), Alpinum (freedom of thought), nature trail starting point (active power of the Earth), Riedl Wiese (reflection and retreat). Refuges: Grazerhütte cabin at the foot of Preber mountain, Rudolf-SchoberHütte cabin near Etrachsee lake, Ebenhandlhütte cabin in Rantental valley, Möslhütte cabin in Prebertal valley

For further information please visit www.krakautal.at or call 03535 8606

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MINERAL MUSEUM & GEMSTONE GARDEN KRAKAUDORF

 Pension-Restaurant Guniwirt Tel: 03535-8239, 0664-2440790 info@guniwirt.at www.guniwirt.at

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“Fall under the spell of the glistening gemstones”. The Mineral Museum, including an imitation gem gallery, a gemstone collection and a special exhibition of many crystals and minerals is sure to enthral you. There is a shop where visitors can buy jewellery, healing stones and souvenirs. Our Gemstone Garden, the “garden of the four elements”, exhibits different minerals, their effects, their corresponding zodiac signs and country of origin. Succumb to the power of the four elements! “Miniature golf course”. Creative visitors can take part in bracelet-making courses. OPENING HOURS: Daily 8am-8pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 3€, children 2€

SUMMER TOBOGGAN RUN GREBENZEN

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This is Styria’s longest toboggan run enabling holidaymakers to enjoy an exhilarating ride down the long and twisty track at more than 41km/h after a pleasant ascent in the four-person chairlift. Enjoy an adventurous 2km ride down into the heart of the valley on monster rollers. Once you have conquered the 1,700m-long toboggan run, you can try your hand at trampoline jumping, drive a few laps in a pedal car or let off some steam in the bouncy castle.

 Lift GesmbH. St. Lambrecht Tel: 03585-2455 info@grebenzen.at www.grebenzen.at

OPENING HOURS: July - August, daily 10am - 5pm ADMISSION FEE: Available upon request Bonus:

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VIVARIUM – Was(s)erleben Mariahof Dive into an underwater world at VIVARIUM! The local water world with of our native fish species comes together with the tropical rainforest in this unique venue. Having crossed the threshold into this fascinating world, visitors will see pikes, trout and huge themed aquariums before entering into the exotic world of poison dart frogs, New World monkeys, crocodiles and piranhas. Those longing for a swim will enjoy the “Wellness by Fish” area with its indoor adventure pool and sauna facilities. Families with children will be spoilt for choice in the adventure playground equipped with exciting apparatus and activities where guests are invited to play, carry out research and let off steam. After the visit to the jungle and fun in the water, visitors can recharge their batteries in the VIVARIUM restaurant. Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm (QuaQuarium to 7pm; Wellness by Fish to 9pm) Admission fee: Water Worlds’ Exhibition: 5.50€-7.50€, Wellness by Fish: 6€-11€, QuaQuarium: 3€ Don’t miss: Piranha feeding every Sunday at 11am Save money with the combi tickets!

VIVARIUM – Was(s)erleben Mariahof, 8812 Mariahof, Tel. 03584/40500, info@vivarium.at, www.vivarium.at

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“Summer Weeks” Programme Turracher Höhe “mehrBergerLeben“ Monday 5th July – 27th September 2010, 10am

Guided mountain bike tour

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Get to know Turracher Höhe mountain during a familyfriendly mountain bike tour (Duration: approx. 2-3 hours). Meeting point: Kemperle Inn Cost: 3€/person Further information: Mountain bikes can be rented in the bike shop next to Kemperle Inn Fee per bike: 5€/person Tuesday 6th July – 7th September 2010, 10am

Children‘s Expedition

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Weather permitting, Maria will take you on a very interesting discovery hiking tour - a light-hearted way for you to learn a great deal about the fauna, flora and the animal kingdom. Please don’t forget to bring along a snack and drinks! (Duration: approx.5 hours) Meeting point: Living room/Kornockbahn chair lift Cost: 5€/person Thursday 17th June – 21st October 2010, 10am Bonus:

Guided hiking tours in the Nockberge mountains

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Relish the wonderful view of the Nockberge mountains during a hiking tour. Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes and bring along a snack and drinks! (Duration: approx. 3-4 hours). Depending on the weather, one of the following hiking tours will take place: 1. Weitental - Engerle Riegel - Kaser - Gruft - Schoberriegel 2. Kormulde - Rinsennock - Kornock - Panorama Alm - Turracher Höhe 3. Schafalm - Winkleralm - Kornock - Panorama Alm - Turracher Höhe Meeting point: Living room/Kornockbahn chair lift, Cost: 5€/person Friday 2nd July – 24th September 2010, 10am

Barefoot hiking tour

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During the barefoot hiking tour, we will take off our shoes at interesting places to feel everything going on beneath our feet. This hiking tour takes place regardless of what the weather has in store! (Duration: approx. 2-3 hours). Meeting point: Living room/Kornockbahn chair lift Cost: 3€/person Further information: Don’t forget to bring along a towel! All events take place even if the weather isn’t too good (rain). Turracherhöhe Tourism Association Tel: 04275-83920 info@turracherhoehe.at www.turracherhoehe.at

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FAIRYTALE AND RIDDLE FOREST ZEUTSCHACH

 8820 Zeutschach 39 Tel/Fax: 03584-3140 info@haus-seeblick.at www.haus-seeblick.at

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“MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT FOR THE YOUNGEST”. Riddle fun for the whole family: The Fairytale and Riddle Forest is located next to the Seeblick Inn in Zeutschach. Discover various fairytale stations and a forest nature trail where you can play games and have fun! Enjoy yourself in the great water playground at the end of the circuit. Animal lovers will most definitely be in their element in the small petting zoo. Nature Park partner. We are looking forward to your visit! OPENING HOURS: 1st April to 2nd November ADMISSION FEE: Adults and children aged four or older 2€

SIX-PERSON CHAIRLIFT LACHTAL

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Every Tuesday and Saturday in July and August, the six-person chairlift in Lachtal valley takes you up to the starting point for wonderful hiking tours at 2,000 metres above sea level. The Lachtal area boasts the perfect scenery for family hiking tours. After a long walk, our comfortable rustic mountain cabins will beckon you to indulge in a traditional, hearty snack.

 Schönberg-Lachtal 402 Tel: 03587-203-0 office@lachtal.at www.lachtal.at

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For more information please visit www.lachtal.at OPERATING HOURS: 3rd July-31st Aug, Tues & Sat, 9am-4pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 11.50€, children 7.50€ Family chair (four-person chair): 27€

GELLSEE LAKE & MOOR NATURE TRAIL LACHTAL

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This nature site which oozes joie de vivre welcomes people in spring, summer and autumn between May and the beginning of October. This well-known and popular lake is a true Mecca for fishermen! The Moor Nature Trail next to Gellsee lake can be accessed via a path made of larch wood slats and has a peat path which is so soft, you’ll feel as if you were walking on air.

 Schönberg-Lachtal 402 Tel: 03587-203-0 urlaub@lachtal.at www.lachtal.at

OPENING HOURS: May - beginning of October ADMISSION FEE: Free entry

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ESELSBERG PASTURE ADVENTURE TRAIL WÖLZERTAL

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This 1.5km circuit is especially suitable for families and children. At seven different stops along the way you will get to know more about mountain farming, plants and animals in mountain pastures and the production of the famous “Steirerkas” (Styrian cheese). Interesting experiences await you at the Summstein (humming stone), the Archimedean spiral or when playing in or near the stream. Rustic mountain cabins invite you to stay for a drink and a snack.

 Tourismusverband Wölzertal Tel: 03581-8420 tourismus@woelzertal.at www.woelzertal.at

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OPENING HOURS: From mid-May to mid-October Guided tours upon reservation every Monday at 2pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 2.50€, schoolchildren/ children (aged six and over) 2€

OBERWÖLZ - STYRIA´S SMALLEST TOWN

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Until this very day, Oberwölz has been able to preserve its medieval town centre and ranks among the most worthwhile places in Austria to visit. A city wall with three gates and many more sights are reminiscent of medieval times. The Oberwölz leisure centre offers sports, games and fun for the whole family. A swimming pool, a beach volleyball court and four tennis courts are amongst the facilities at your disposal, and Oberwölz is where all of the Nordic Walking tours in Wölzertal valley set off from.

 Tourismusverband Wölzertal Tel: 03581-8420 tourismus@woelzertal.at www.woelzertal.at

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Guided city tours every Wed at 10am and at 9pm Adults: 2.50€ or 4.50€, children 1.50€ or 3€ Guided Nordic Walking tours every Wed at 5pm: Adults 2.50€, children 1.50€

ÖSTERR. BLASMUSIK- & HEIMATMUSEUM OBERWÖLZ

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Numerous instruments, traditional clothes and uniforms worn by brass bands from all over Austria, a documentary and a gallery with the big names of Austrian Brass Music tell the story of the brass music phenomenon. A tour of the local museum will give you an insight into life and work during days gone by. The special exhibits and findings on display are silent witnesses of a long and interesting settlement history.

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Österreich. Blasmusikmuseum Stadt 15, Oberwölz Tel: 03581-8203 od. 7366 www.oberwoelz.istsuper.com

OPENING HOURS: 1st May - 31st Oct daily 10am-12 noon and 2pm-5pm ADMISSION FEE: 1 or 2 museums: Adults 2.50€ Children 2€/2.50€, families 6€/9€

MYSTIC WÖLZERTAL

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Immerse yourself in the mystic past of Wölzertal valley! Along a 3km-loop hiking path there are 10 stations with larger-thanlife sculptures, a lumberjack hut reminiscent of ancient times, a children’s playground in the form of a lindworm and many more attractions just waiting to be discovered. The beautiful scenery and numerous play areas turn a walk into an exciting adventure for both young and old. If your legs get tired, you can take a break on one of the many wooden benches.

 Tourismusverband Wölzertal Tel: 03581-8420 tourismus@woelzertal.at www.woelzertal.at

OPENING HOURS: From the beginning of May to the end of October. Guided tours upon prior reservation every Thursday at 2pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 2.50€, schoolchildren/children (six years and over) 2€

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KREISCHBERG IN THE SUMMERTIME

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In the summer, Kreischberg mountain is absolutely marvellous for hiking! Sit back and enjoy the first metres of your climb in the comfort of a gondola before finally setting out on your hiking tour at the forest line. Marvel at the lush green mountain pastures and indulge in the stunning panoramic view of the Tauern and Nockberge mountains. Don’t forget to finish off your hiking tours in one of the cosy cabins or mountain taverns.

 Kreischberg Seilbahnen Tel: 03537-300 office@kreischberg.at www.kreischberg.at

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OPERATING HOURS: Gondola: July - August, Wed & Sun, 9am-4pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 12€, children 6€

MURAU - KREISCHBERG GOLF CLUB

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This beautiful 18-hole golf course is located between the Kreischberg skiing area and Murau, the capital of the region. The perfect design of the course led to the club scooping the treasured “Austria’s best new golf course” award after its very first season. Introductory offer: Every Tuesday from May to September, 11am to 12 noon Bonus card holders pay 4€ instead of 5€. Please register in advance, as the number of participants is limited.

 St. Georgen ob Murau Tel: 03537-22221 golf@kreischberg.at www.golf-murau-kreischberg.at

OPENING HOURS: Mid-April - beginning of November ADMISSION FEE: Attractive green fee prices for guests of our partner hotels, proficiency courses for 99€

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Tonnerhütte cabin “MOUNTAIN WELLNESS – ALPINE CULINARY DELIGHTS“ Located at 1,600m above sea level at the foot of the Zirbitzkogel, the mountain that offers Styria’s most majestic panoramic view, the Tonnerhütte cabin with its Swiss stone pine terrace and garden restaurant providing a stunning view of the surroundings never fails to please. “Zirbenschwartling Nature Park” – regional products such as venison ham, venison salami, goat’s cheese, Perchau mountain cheese, trout, venison, Zirbitz lamb and the like which have been produced by local farmers and cooked affectionately with an array of fresh herbs – in a nutshell: hearty, tasty and healthy food. These culinary delights are best enjoyed with exquisite wines from our wine cellar. Our specialty: en suite rooms, 150m² of Alpine wellness including Zirbenbrechl baths (baths smelling of Swiss stone pine), a natural pond, a petting zoo, a huge children’s playground, a go-kart course and much, much more. In July and August: Every Tuesday at 10am hiking tour with donkeys and a campfire. “Nature Park Pasture Brunch” - all you can eat. From 27th June every two weeks on Sundays from 11am to 2pm. Prior booking required: Tel: 03586 / 30077

Jakobsberg, 8822 Mühlen, Tel: +43-(0)3586 300 77 tonnerhuette@muehlen.at, www.tonnerhuette.at

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18-HOLE MINI GOLF COURSE MARIAHOF

 Gasthof Knappenwirt, Mariahof Tel: 03584-2542 info@knappenwirt.at www.knappenwirt.at

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The lovely mountain scenery and various idyllic lakes of the Zirbitzkogel – Grebenzen Nature Park surround the “Knappenwirt”, our cosy and welcoming familyrun guesthouse. Our guests can also take advantage of a shooting range, our 18-hole mini golf course and a children’s playground. 2 tennis courts, which can be used by guests for a reduced fee, and a sports ground are within walking distance (5 mins). The public bathing lake is only a fifteen-minute walk away. OPENING HOURS: 20th April - 4th November ADMISSION FEE: Adults 2.20€, children 1.50€ Bonus:

GOLF COURSE MARIAHOF

 Golfanlage Mariahof Tel: 03584-33222 info@golf-mariahof.at www.golf-mariahof.com

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This well-kept and exciting 18-hole-golf course is nestled between Furtnerteich pond, a haven for birds, and the romantic Steinschloss Castle ruins. Wherever you look, you will be captivated by overwhelming scenery and breathtaking views. During your round of golf, the fairytale view of the Steinschloss Castle ruins and the Zirbitzkogel mountain will be omnipresent – turning your game into a truly magical experience. Treat yourself to a typically Styrian game of golf. Every Monday, beginners can take introductory lessons for free from 3pm-4pm. OPENING HOURS: April - November ADMISSION FEE: Green fee Mon-Fri: 55€/49€ Green fee Sat, Sun, bank holidays: 62€/55€

MURTALCARD The discount pass that offers a wealth of benefits The Murtal Card brings together all of the leisure activities on offer for all guests of the Murtal holiday region. One card – more than 40 attractions on offer – making your stay in the Murtal holiday region even more worthwhile. Among others, the Murtal Card includes es the following: g Wood Museum Murau indoor swimming pool Gondola ride up Kreischberg mountainn Steam train rides Vivarium Summer toboggan run Aqualux Spa Rachau Treetop Hiking Trail and much, much more … The Murtal Card can be purchased at the following prices

Per Person 4 days 6 days 10 days

Adults 28€ 40€ 50€

Children 15€ 20€ 25€

Please ask for the Murtal Card flyer featuring a list of all participating attractions! The 2010 Card is valid from 1st May to 31st October 2010.

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The Myth of the Gemstones

Special exhibition 2010 The highlight of the Turracher Höhe region, open all year round (opposite of the summer toboggan run), will bring a sparkle to your eye. Breathtaking gems, fossilized trees which are more than 250 million years old, giant crystals weighing up to 4 tonnes and the special “Mythos Achat” (the myth of agate stone) exhibition never fail to cast their magic spell on young and old alike. Don’t forget to visit our new gallery in Pörtschach am Wörthersee (opposite the BKS Bank) and in Bad Kleinkirchheim (opposite the Roman Bath). Open daily from 9am to 5pm – closed on Sundays! Entry is free for children up to 12 years old if accompanied by an adult! Adults: 4€ Bonus: Admission fee with Bonus Card: 2.50€ instead of 4€ 50 € -1red,uction

The Kranzelbinder family, Turracher Höhe 15, 9565 Ebene Reichenau Tel. +43(0)4275/8233; www.kranzelbinder.at

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The Judenburg region After an adventurous hiking tour in Zirbenland (Swiss stone pine region), Pölstal valley or other areas and a hearty snack in a cosy mountain cabin, the Aqualux Spa invites you to relax and recharge your batteries. It goes without saying that Styriholiday here! an culinary y delights g ts are p part and p parcel rcel of your y h F From Keltenberg mountai mountainn in Hohentauern, Hoh your path will lead you to Pölstal valley v with wi its numerous attractions, such as the Demonstration Demonstra Silver Mine in Oberzeiring, the Tauern Wind W Park or placer mining in Pusterwald. On the other other side of tthe valley you’ll pass Unzmarkt and St. Georgen Georggen and continue on to the Fairytale Forest before finnally reac reaching Judenburg, the historic capital of the t region. regio Do not miss out on the Star Tow Tower wer and th the Puch Museum. In Fohnsdorf, thee neighbo neighbouring town, another attraction attractioon awaits await you: the modern Aqualux Aquualux Spa. Spa In Zirbenland you can caan discover discov and experience the t area’s area’ unique nature on numerous numerou hiking trails. The cutting-edge cutting-e sports centre in i Zeltweg Zeltwe offers everything sports spports buffs buf could wish for.

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AQUALUX SPA FOHNSDORF

Fohnsdorf, Thermenallee 10 Tel. 03573-20780 office@therme-aqualux.at www.therme-aqualux.at

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Exceptional & refreshingly different with regards to its architecture, atmosphere and activities. The AQUALUX Health Spa was opened in 2007 and revitalises and rejuvenates all five senses with long-term effects. The spa will not only win you over with its unique architecture, which alone would be well worth a visit, but also offers a well-balanced mixture of experiences. Fun and action is guaranteed in the “fun & family” adventure area with its black hole slide, a swimming pool complete with wave machine, a jet stream canal and much more. If relaxation and inner tranquillity is what you are longing for, then the VitaDome® with its spacious sauna area, thermal pool and exquisite restaurant for bonvivants will be just perfect for you. OPENING HOURS: All year round ADMISSION FEE: All prices are given on our homepage

MOUNTAIN MUSEUM FOHNSDORF

Fohnsdorf, Schacht 1 Tel: 03573-4647 od. 0699-18701500 bergbaumuseum-fohnsdorf@aon.at heinz.kopp@twin.at

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The Mountain Museum showcases more than 300 years of mining history. Step into the interesting, mysterious and dangerous world of the miners in what once was the deepest brown coal mine on Earth. Witness the pitmen’s tough fight for “black gold” in the 47m shaft tower, the unique twin tandem hoist and the 160m subterranean display gallery. Numerous machines, pictures and even a real black lung make a visit to the museum a truly unforgettable experience. As the miners say, “Glück Auf”! OPENING HOURS: 1st May - 31st Oct daily 9am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6€, schoolchildren 3.50€ children enter free of charge, Groups: Adults 5€, schoolchildren 2.50€

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EEn route t … iin Pöl Pölstal! t l! Surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery and many mountain tops of 2,000 metres or more, Pölstal valley comprises seven communities: Pöls, Oberkurzheim, Oberzeiring, Bretstein, St. Oswald-Möderbrugg, St. Johann am Tauern and Pusterwald. Fresh mountain air, rolling mountain tops as far as the eye can see, well-signposted cycling and hiking paths along which visitors can explore the region, sunny mountain pastures and scenic mountain streams invite our guests to relax and unwind. Pölstal’s many well-signposted paths offer walking or hiking tours for all abilities. Explore our diverse network of hiking paths, all of which are detailed on the Pölstal trail map, and discover the picturesque and diverse nature of the region. What’s more, the impressive mountain scenery is ideal for anyone into ski mountaineering. A wide range of trails awaits beginners and skilled ski hikers alike in the Pölstal mountains. Visitors who don’t enjoy great heights can opt for walking tours. Our wonderful valley offers a variety of beautiful and centrally located rambling and Nordic Walking trails where you can gain a stunning insight into the region. Why not explore castle ruins that are hundreds of years old, ancient farms and the occasional unexpected surprise? In addition, Pölstal valley is the ideal destination for cycling enthusiasts and is also home to many other sports activities such as tennis, horse riding and swimming, to name but a few. Rural villages and hospitable local people will welcome you with open arms. Don’t forget to sample the numerous culinary delights and visit some of the countless cultural and exciting sights:

• Silver and Demonstration Mine / Oberzeiring • Tobacco Museum / Oberzeiring • Tauern Wind Park / Oberzeiring • Theo Studio Stage / Oberzeiring • Knödlquelle well /Pöls • Paragliding / Pöls • Placer mining / Pusterwald • Bathing lakes / Pöls / St. Johann am Tauern/ St. Oswald-Möderbrugg • Multipurpose sports field / St. Johann am Tauern • Horse riding / Oberkurzheim • Concentration Camp Memorial /Bretstein • Fuchsia Garden / Bretstein /

Marktplatz 3, 8762 Oberzeiring Tel. 03571-21 700, office@poelstal.info, www.poelstal.info Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8.30am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm and Fri 8.30am–12 noon

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LEISURE PARK UNZMARKT

 Unzmarkt-Frauenburg

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OPENING HOURS: May - September ADMISSION FEE: Pit-pat: Adults 2€, children 1.10€ groups of 10 people or more 1.30€

DEMONSTRATION SILVER MINE OBERZEIRING

Tel: 03571-2387 oder 0676-9761455 fritz.stuhlpfarrer@ainet.at www.poelstal.info

Pit-pat free of charge

The park is situated right next to the River Mur Cycle Path. A stone swimming pond with its own children’s pool, sun deck, sunbathing area, children‘s play area, pit-pat area, skating ground, tennis courts, football ground, camping site and fun court, as well as signposted walking and hiking routes. The Holiday Café is open from May to September. The “Hotel zur Schiene” (a former railway carriage which has been renovated with great love for detail) provides accommodation. Sights: Frauenburg Castle ruins (minnesinger Ulricht von Liechtenstein) – guided tours possible.

Tel: 03583-2204 www.unzmarkt-frauenburg.at

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The demonstration mine used to be one of the most important silver mines of the Eastern Alps. In recognition of its contribution to the consolidation of the Habsburgs’ power, the village was awarded great privileges. The right to mint and issue the so-called “Zeyringer Pfennig” coins was one of the most important privileges and was granted to Oberzeiring in the year 1284. Easily accessible concrete steps take visitors inside the mountain to discover places where the miners worked in times gone by. Visitors pass wonderful dripstones, crawl galleries, ladder hooks and fire places before finally reaching the exit. As the miners say, “Glück Auf”! OPENING HOURS: May and Oct: 11am, 1.45pm, 3pm, June - Sept: 9.45am, 11am, 1.45pm, 3pm ADMISSION FEE: Ad. 8€, child. 4.50€, families 16€, groups of 8 people or more 7€ Bonus:

THEO OBERZEIRING

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The Oberzeiring THEO theatre is a free, professional ensemble theatre with a year-round programme. Every season, 6 productions and one children’s play are performed on two stages – a black box and a studio stage – accommodating a total of 180 people. This small theatre centre is a house of dreams and a place where you can experience reality presented in a light-hearted way.

 Oberzeiring, Hauptstraße 7a Tel/Fax: 03571-20043 info@theo.at www.theo.at

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OPENING HOURS: All year round ADMISSION FEE: Evening performance 11€ Children’s play 7€

TOLL ROAD TO EDELRAUTEHÜTTE CABIN HOHENTAUERN

 Fam. Rieger/Jansenberger Tel: 0664-9136670 oder 0664-9230652 www.edelrautehuette.at

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The 4.5km toll road takes you from Hohentauern to Edelrautehütte cabin some 1,725m above sea level at the foot of Großer Bösenstein mountain. The road winds its way through unique mountain scenery and offers stunning views of mountain peaks! Special highlight: the spectacular blooming of the Alpine rose. We also recommend the circular route around Großer Scheibelsee lake – a nature experience for the young and old. Indulging in culinary delights in Edelrautehütte cabin is an absolute must! OPENING HOURS: 1st May - 27th October ADMISSION FEE: 1.40€/person, toll road fee

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AQUALUX Therme Fohnsdorf Thermenallee 10, 8753 Fohnsdorf Tel.: 03573 / 20 780 E-Mail: office@therme-aqualux.at Web: www.therme-aqualux.at


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MOSCHER EQUESTRIAN FACILITY

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Riding lessons in groups or individual lessons, dressage, rides though nature on horseback or longe lessons can be booked any time in advance. Our staff will be happy to advise you! Or how about a cosy carriage ride? We also offer “adventurous horse riding weeks” for children and teenagers during the summer holidays. The team of the Moscher equestrian facility looks forward to welcoming you!

 Hohentauern 16 Tel: 03618-20457 info@moscher.at www.moscher.at

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OPENING HOURS: May - October ADMISSION FEE: See current price list

MINING PARLOUR HOHENTAUERN

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The mining parlour at the Hohentauern parish hall is a mountain museum of its kind and was integrated within the parish hall with the help of a specialist architect. The idea of the museum is to display mining as a “place” (living and working place) within other living spaces. Exhibits describe the history of the mines and include folkloristic artwork and local minerals. ARGE Sunk Tel. 03618-325 vs.aleitner@asn.netway.at www.argesunk.at

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NATURE ADVENTURE PARK HOHENTAUERN

 Hohentauern, Nr. 8 Tel: 03618-335 info@hohentauern.at www.hohentauern.at

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OPENING HOURS: Wednesday, 3pm-5pm and on request ADMISSION FEE: Voluntary donation

St. Georgen ob Judenburg Tel: 03583-2116 www.maerchenwald.at

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The Nature Adventure Park is a special experience for the young and the old alike. Along the water trail you will get to know the different low elements in a relaxed atmosphere and experience the diversity of nature on the barefoot path. You can also opt to explore the rocks and caves and learn more about the history of mining. Further highlights: forest trail, lake dwellers’ village with showroom (hut), boat trips on Weberteich lake, the 70mlong hillside slide, exciting guided tours. OPENING HOURS: Mid-May - mid-October, 10am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6€, children 3.50€

STYRIAN FAIRYTALE FOREST ST. GEORGEN O. J.

 Wrabl Sieglinde

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Where are pirates up to no good? Where is Winnetou washing his gold? Where are Hansel and Gretel playing tricks on the witch and where is Sleeping Beauty still sleeping? In the Styrian Fairytale Forest, of course! More than 130 fairytale heroes live here and are eager to take you on adventurous and unforgettable tours. You’ll have butterflies in your stomach when you go on the new Butterfly ride in the pirates’ village which will spin you around in the air. The annual ticket for 2010 costs 24€ per person. OPENING HOURS: Easter - end of October, daily 8.30am6.30pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults and children of 2 years and older 8.50€, kindergarten/schools from 4.50€

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE in St. Georgen ob Judenburg! Don’t go without me!

A hive of activity. A place where even sleeping is an adventure. Where are pirates up to no good? Where is Winnetou washing his gold? Where are Hansel and Gretel playing tricks on the witch and where is Sleeping Beauty still sleeping? In the Styrian Fairytale Forest, of course! More than 130 fairytale heroes live here and are eager to take you on adventurous and unforgettable tours. You’ll have butterflies in your stomach when you go on the new Butterfly ride in the pirates’ village which will spin you around in the air. This is the place for adventures, delicious food and where fairytale dreams come true!!! OPENING HOURS: Easter – end of October daily 8.30am–6.30pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults and children of 2 years and older 8.50 Kindergarten and schools from 4.50€ Groups of 20 people and more 5.50€ Bonus: 10% reduction Wrabl Sieglinde, Styrian Fairytale Forest 8756 St. Georgen ob Judenburg, Tel.Nr. 03583/2116 www.maerchenwald.at

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ZIRBENLAND – STYRIAN SWISS STONE PINE REGION

 Tourismusbüro Obdach Tel: 03578-3406 office@steirisches-zirbenland.at www.steirisches-zirbenland.at

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330km of signposted hiking trails, crystal-clear mountain lakes, the stunning view from Styria’s highest mountain refuge on Zirbitzkogel (2,397m) and many mountain cabins – what more could hiking enthusiasts wish for? Well-signposted cycling and mountain biking trails invite you to rise to yet another sportive challenge. Sales exhibitions in the Köstenberger gallery, the “Granitzenbach” and “Amering” Nature Adventure Trails, and the “Zirbl” Adventure Hiking Trail are all well worth a visit. Don’t forget to sample the local culinary delicacies such as the award-winning “Zirbenkugel” and the “Zirberl”, Swiss stone pine schnapps. Bonus: Bowling at the Grillitsch Inn in Obdach for 5€ per hour instead of 7€.

FOREST NATURE TRAIL & MILITARY AVIATION EXHIBITION

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In the heart of Zeltweg, the “Pfaffendorfer Wald” Forest Nature Trail and a fitness circuit await you. The variety of activities caters for anyone who is into outdoor sports or looking for peace and relaxation.

 Tourismusverband Zeltweg Tel: 03577-25510 office@zeltweg-tourismus.at www.zeltweg-tourismus.at

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OPENING HOURS: 30th April - 17th October 2010 Tues-Sun 9am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Free entry

SPORTS CENTRE ZELTWEG

 Zeltweg, Bundesstraße 14 Tel: 03577-2356613 info@sportzentrum-zeltweg.at www.sportzentrum-zeltweg.at

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Military aviation exhibition 2010 Venue: Hangar 8, Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser 8740 Zeltweg, www.luftstreitkraefte.at Military aviation exhibition Tel: 05020152-53596

Tel: 03577-81111 Fax: DW 4 info@edelsteine-krampl.com www.edelsteine-krampl.at

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The Zeltweg sports centre covering more than 126,600m2 offers a large number of leisure and sports activities for all ages. More than 20 different summer and winter sports can be played here, such as beach volleyball, boccia, football, tennis, table tennis, squash, street soccer and inline hockey, to name but a few. Skaters are treated to a 1.5km-long and 3m-wide concrete track around the centre and a 5m speed skating oval. Bonus: One-time free game of squash for one person for 60 minutes or one roller skating session for free. OPENING HOURS: All year round ADMISSION FEE: For fees and prices please consult our homepage.

KRAMPL MINERALS WEISSKIRCHEN

 Weisskirchen, Bahnhofstraße 7

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Austria’s only gemstone polishing workshop is located in Weißkirchen, where Styrian gemstones are transformed into wonderful jewellery. Current exhibition: “The glistening world of the stones”. Coach groups of 10 people or more are also able to visit on Saturday afternoons and Sundays further to prior reservation. Opening hours: January - May: Monday Friday from 9am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon. 1st May - end of December nonstop from 9am to 8pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon. OPENING HOURS: All year round ADMISSION FEE: 2€ per person

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PUCHMUSEUM JUDENBURG

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The Puch Museum in Judenburg promises an adventure for the whole family and gives you hands-on insights into the milestones of automobile development. Legendary bicycles, motorbikes and cars and their historical development are vividly presented on two floors and remind visitors of the worldwide success of “Puch”. Also being organised in 2010: the special exhibitions “Haflinger 50+” and “Pre-war motocycles”. CombiCard (Star Tower and Puch Museum) 12€

 Judenburg, Burggasse 39 Tel: 03572-47127 office@puchmuseum.at www.puchmuseum.at

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OPENING HOURS: Thu-Fri 2pm-5pm, Sat, Sun, bank holidays 11am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5€, children (6-12 years) 4€ Families (2 adults, 2 children up to 12 years) 12€

STERNENTURM / PLANETARIUM JUDENBURG

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Europe‘s most modern planetarium takes you on a thrilling trip to the secret universe of planets, stars and galaxies. Cutting-edge 3D space action that is fun, amazing and broadens your knowledge horizons. Children’s activities suitable for visitors over 4 years old (e.g. “The Magic Reef”) and exciting shows for adults (e.g. “The 7 Wonders of the Universe”). A presentation of the current sky is always included. And all this in Austria’s highest city tower with its stunning glass lift.

 Judenburg, Kirchplatz 1 Tel: 03572-44088 reservierung@sternenturm.at www.sternenturm.at

OPENING HOURS: 3-7 days a week, daily during holidays ADMISSION FEE: Adults 9.50€, children (up to 16 years) 6.50€, CombiCard (Star Tower & Puch Museum) 12€

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The Murtal holiday region BonusCard offers a wide range of benefits On presentation of their guest form, guests of the Murtal holiday region can obtain their BonusCard for free at any tourist information office. BonusCard holders benefit from a number of wonderful and worthwhile reductions and benefits when visiting our numerous attractions or when making use of the leisure facilities in and around the Murtal holiday region! All destinations offering bonus value are labelled with the BonusCard symbol. If you don’t manage to visit one of our information offices before heading off to a destination, just bring along and present your host’s guest form. Don’t forget to pick up your BonusCard as early as you can! We wish you a wonderful, action-packed stay in the Murtal holiday region!

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CITY MUSEUM JUDENBURG

 Judenburg, Kaserngasse 27 Tel: 03572-85053 www.judenburg.com

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Numerous exhibits on three floors document the history of the city of Judenburg, once a famous trading town between Vienna and Venice. A panoramic design model of medieval Judenburg is displayed, as are a replica of the famous “cult chariot of Strettweg” (Europe’s most important discovery dating from the Hallstatt period) and a wide range of objects relating to the history of coins and local art. Guided tours are possible outside of opening hours when booked in advance. OPENING HOURS: Sept-June: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, July-Aug: Mon 9am-12 noon, Tues-Sat 9am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Voluntary donation

GUIDED CITY TOUR JUDENBURG

 Sternenturm Judenburg

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Very few towns have kept such strong connections to their historical roots and have maintained such well-preserved memories of their creation as Judenburg. A tour through the historic city centre leading you past ancient houses and buildings will bring Judenburg’s vivid history to life! The tour starts at the 500-year-old City Tower, with a short show in the planetarium. Meeting point: Star Tower ticket desk, every Friday at 10am. DATES: Every Friday from 9th July to 24th September ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5.50€, children (up to 12 years) 3€

INDOOR CLIMBING AND TENNIS HALL JUDENBURG

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The wonderfully equipped spacious sports facilities feature a climbing area of more than 860m2 with a selection of structured climbing routes for various levels of ability (3–10). Tennis enthusiasts are also catered for with three perfectly-kept indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The adjacent sports café with 60 seats and a comfortable garden terrace offers plenty of space for relaxation.

 Waltersdorfer Straße 25 Tel: 03572-86950 kletterhalle@sportaktiv.at www.sportaktiv.at

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OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm ADMISSION FEE: For current prices and combination offers please visit our homepage at www.sportaktiv.at

ADVENTURE POOL & INDOOR POOL JUDENBURG

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The adventure pool, awarded the Styrian seal for excellent pool quality, offers many opportunities to keep fit the whole year round. A pool for swimming lengths and an indoor and outdoor toddlers‘ area are available. A play stream, a wave machine pool, the water monster ‘Nessy‘, a 70m water slide, jacuzzi jets and water shoots all guarantee great fun for the whole family.

 Judenburg, Fichtenhainstr. 3 Tel: 03572-85492 i.wolfger@judenburg.at www.judenburg.at

OPENING HOURS: Winter (Oct-April), summer (May-Sept) ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6.30€, children 3.30€ Families (2 adults and 2 children) 15.15€

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The Knittelfeld region While the new Österreichring racing ring nears completion, guests can discover VW Käfer rarities in the VW Käfer Museum in Gaal. But the railway y is the true queen of the Knitt Kn Knittelfeld nitt d region. region For the time being, if you w want ant to he hear motors roaring in Spielberg, you’ll have havve to visit the indoor gocarting facilities, but the new Österreichring Öst will be finished soon. The neighbouring neeighbouri valley, Gaal valley, offers a wide range range of attr attractions such as the Alpine Park, Inge Ingeringsee ringsee la lake and the VW Käfer Museum. A highlight highligh which is most definitely w well worth a visit is the Seckau Monastery Moonastery with w its current exhibitions. exhibitions s. We also recommend a trip to thee Railway Museum and the model railways in Knittelfeld, the capital of the t region. region The adventurous Rachau Tr Treetop reetop Hik Hiking Trail is one of its kind kind, d, inviting the young and the region the oold to explore exp from exhilarating heights. fro om exhila

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INDOOR GO-CARTING SPIELBERG

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Indoor racing fun for all ages on 3,000m2 of asphalt with 9-horsepower-karts. Safety system in place. Possibility of organising your very own “Grand Prix”. Children taller than 135cm are allowed to drive a kart. Group events can be booked outside of opening hours!

 Kartstr. 1, Spielberg Tel: 03577-23655 office@indoorkart.at www.indoorkart.at

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SECKAU

 Tel: 03514-52053 Fax: 03514-52054 info@seckau.at www.seckau.at

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Seckau is located near Knittelfeld at the foot of the Zinken mountain and is the most popular destination in Murtal. It has a lot to offer: The Benedictine Monastery with is Romanic basilica and frescoes by Herbert Boeckl, the mountain pasture with the Maria Schnee pilgrimage church located at 1,822 metres above sea level or even Tremmelberg mountain with its lookout towers. In the summer, treat yourself to a swim in Weirermoarteich pond. An absolute must is a visit to the Regner confectionary at no. 3 Marktstraße, where you can taste the world’s greatest, award-winning tarts. Exhibition on the theme “The World of Monks” at the Seckau Benedictine Monastery. OPENING HOURS: 1st May – 31st October Guided tours: 11am and 2pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5€, reduced fee 4.50€

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Fam. Reumüller Gaal, Gaalgraben 15 Tel: 03513-282 matthaeus.reumueller@utanet.at

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Tel. 03513-8820 gde@gaal.steiermark.at www.gaal.at

Improve your knowledge of herbs and herbal remedies 1,200m above sea level amidst lovely mountain scenery. A nicely designed herb trail made up of 14 boxes with 70 different herbs and herbal remedies awaits you. Once you have finished the herbal tour, why not take a Kneipp bath in a small mountain stream – a truly refreshing experience. You can either explore the trail on your own or take part in one of the guided tours which can be booked any time in advance. OPENING HOURS: Beginning of June - October ADMISSION FEE: Voluntary donation

Tel: 03513-8822 info@kaefermuseum.at www.kaefermuseum.at

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Free entry

“Inhale nature and just relax” – escape your hectic daily life and while away the hours at this mountain lake which is picturesquely situated at an altitude of approximately 1,200m. Well-kept walking and hiking paths lead you into the Alpine region and make the impressive Seckau Alp and the Gaal Alp massifs, which surround this popular destination, accessible to visitors. Enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains which are reflected on the water surface. Accessible by coach. The lake is a 5-minute walk from the car park.

VW KÄFER MUSEUM GAAL

 Gaal, Ingering II

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Free entry

INGERINGSEE LAKE GAAL

 Gaal, Bischoffeld 25

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HERB TRAIL GAAL

Bonus: : Ad./child. 0€ 1.50€/0.8 reduction

VW Käfer – a name, a car, an all-time favourite! This car is the true love of generations of drivers when it comes to design, reliability and extravagance. The museum showcases this cultic car in all its glory – with wonderful exhibits presenting the road from birth to re-birth of a legend. The museum has collected, bought and renovated exhibits with great commitment, perseverance and a love for detail, ensuring that the cult status of this car won’t fade away. OPENING HOURS: 1st May - 31st October, Sat, Sun and bank holidays, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 4€, children 2€

ALPINE PARK STEINMÜHLE GAAL

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10%

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Fun for everyone. Whether you are with friends, family or in a group, just forget about your daily routine, rise to new challenges and experience your very own personal adventure. Our high ropes course, nestled between rocks and pure nature, offers abseiling activities, a pamper pole, chimes, a flying fox cable car and much more. The Alpine Park is ideal for climbing and via ferrata training, with all the necessary equipment available on site.

 Knittelfeld, Billrothstraße 8 Tel: 0664-4431251 ewald.walder@aon.at www.alpineerlebniswelt.at

OPENING HOURS: Information on opening times can be obtained online ADMISSION FEE: Price depends on the number of participants and duration

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MINI GOLF COURSE KNITTELFELD

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In the wonderful Knittelfeld city park you will find Styria’s only mini golf tournament course! The course consists of 18 concrete runs, each of which is 12m long and 1.25m wide. Numerous benches are available for you to sit down on and relax. Mini golf, leisure fun for the whole family – during the day trees provide some shade, whilst in the evening the course is lit up with romantic lights!

 Stuhlpfarrer-Egger Stadtpark Knittelfeld Tel: 0676-4270930 www.knittelfeld.at

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PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL KNITTELFELD

 Knittelfeld, Parkstraße 63 Tel: 03512-82319 www.knittelfeld.at

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OPENING HOURS: April-October ADMISSION FEE: Adults 2.50€, children 1.50€ (6-15 years) Bonus:

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Pool for swimming lengths, children’s pool, toddler’s pool with slide. All pools are heated by solar energy panels, which guarantees pleasant water temperatures in all seasons. Outdoor area: large football pitch, beach volleyball court, basketball basket, children’s playground. Indoor swimming pool: Pool for swimming lengths, 1 children’s pool, perfectly suitable for swimming competitions, 56m-long giant water slide. Bonus: 10 reduction of day tickets. OPENING HOURS: May-Sept, winter: Oct-April, Tues-Sun 2pm-8pm, holidays: Tues-Sun 9am-8pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 4.40€, schoolchildren 2.30€

CARNIVAL AND CUSTOMS MUSEUM KNITTELFELD

Bonus:

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Approx. 3,500 exhibits are presented in Austria’s 1st Carnival and Customs Museum, including 2,000 carnival medals from all over the world, carnival costumes belonging to guards, committee members, princes and dukes, as well as dance costumes from Rio de Janeiro, traditional costumes, hand-carved wooden masks, witch costumes and much more.

Knittelfeld, Hauptplatz 10 Tel: 03512-864640 stadtmarketing@infoknittelfeld.com www.infoknittelfeld.at

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OPENING HOURS: Tues 9am-11pm, Wed 2pm-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 3€, children younger than 15 1€

MODEL RAILWAY KNITTELFELD

Bonus:

Free entry for children

700m of model railway tracks and 5 stations are presented in an exhibition area of some 160m². Original demonstration of how a railway works. A narrow gauge railway has also been integrated into the facility. 220 track switches, 280 signals and 500 sections where it is indicated whether the railway track is free or occupied are controlled and monitored. The entire site is served by a network of roads, enabling cars to access all areas. Bonus: Free entry for children if accompanied by an adult

 Knittelfeld, Bahnhofplatz 8 Tel: 03512-75168 esv@modelleisenbahn-knittelfeld.at www.modelleisenbahn-knittelfeld.at

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OPENING HOURS: Please visit our homepage for opening times ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5€, free entry for children if accompanied by an adult, children (6-16 years) 3€, groups of 15 people and more 4€.

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RAILWAY MUSEUM KNITTELFELD

 Knittelfeld Tel. 0676-5440795 eisenbahnmuseum.kf@aon.at www.eisenbahnmuseum-knittelfeld.at

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Tel/Fax: 03512-44599 office@wipfelwanderweg.at www.wipfelwanderweg.at

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Special features of the museum: driving simulator, railway history, collection of uniforms and rapiers, saloon carriage compartment dating from the turn of the century, track system and track system tools, different types of rails, tools, clock cupboard, railway emblems, miniature railway, fully functional railway control centre, 1,300 railway caps (entry in the Guinness Book of Records), from the stage coach to the Taurus, history of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, special exhibitions and much, much more. Garden railway: 1st May-Sept, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm OPENING HOURS: 1st April - 31st Oct, Tues-Sun: 9am5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 7€, children 3.50€, senior citizens 5€, groups 5€, guided tour per person 1.50€

TREE TOP HIKING TRAIL RACHAU

 Mitterbach 25, Rachau

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Europe’s highest tree top hiking trail is nestled in the Rachau mountain pastures and offers a spectacular view of Gleinalm mountain, the Seckau Alps and of many surrounding hills, meadows, forests and steeples. This adventurous 2.7km loop path will lead you through untouched nature. The highlight of the tour is the tree top hiking trail which offers a stunning view of the region – a massive larch construction towering 20 metres above the forest – and includes steps, 28 towers, footbridges and four platforms: the sky’s the limit. OPENING HOURS: April-October, daily 9am-6pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 9€, children 6€ Reduced price 7€, groups 7€

The Spitzer Alpine Guesthouse is located on a wonderful elevated plain and offers a spectacular panoramic view which alone is well worth a visit. Guests will enjoy an Alpine atmosphere and every possible comfort. The healthy mountain air at 900m above sea level and the wonderful view transform every stay at the Spitzer Alpine Guesthouse into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. Hot and cold meals are served all day and are prepared using products from the family farm. Hiking enthusiasts will get their fill on wonderful hiking trails with beautiful panoramic views. Guests are more than welcome to help out in the stable or with the horses. The children’s playground is within view of the sun terrace and offers a lot of fun and a variety of activities for our younger guests. Open year round.

A-8715 ST. LORENZEN BEI KNITTELFELD PREGGRABEN 65. TEL.: 03832/2525 gasthof@almgasthof-spitzer.at www.almgasthof-spitzer.at

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PERFECT neighbouring destinations When you have exhausted all of the many activities that the Murtal holiday region has to offer, why not visit one of our many Bonus partners in Styria or in the neighbouring state of Salzburg. Below you will find a small selection of destinations that are well worth exploring:

THE ERZBERG ADVENTURE EISENERZ Visit the underground labyrinth of Erzberg mountain and learn more about the working life of miners both past and present – from the history of Erzberg mountain and the legend of Aquarius to a live audiovisual explosion. In addition to a visit to the demonstration mine, “Hauly”, the world’s biggest taxi cab - a converted 860-horsepower heavy goods vehicle, will take you on an unforgettable adventure tour of the layers of the Styrian Erzberg. Giant “Hauly” can accommodate 64 guests at a time.

 Eisenerz, Erzberg 1 Tel: 03848-3200 info@abenteuer-erzberg.at www.abenteuer-erzberg.at

OPENING HOURS: 1st May-31st October, 10am-3pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 14€, children (4-6 years) 6.50€, Schoolchildren (7-15 years) 7.50€, Demonstration mine and Hauly: Adults 24€, children (4-6 years) 11.50€, schoolchildren 12.50€

ADMONT BENEDICTINE MONASTERY – LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

 Admont 1 Tel: 03613-2312-601 kultur@stiftadmont.at www.stiftadmont.at

The Admont Monastery Library is the world’s largest monastery library. The Monastery Museum is as interesting a sight as the library, housing a museum of culture and natural history, a contemporary art museum and a multimedia presentation of the monastery all under one roof, while at the same time creating interesting discussions. Special exhibitions: from 3rd June to 7th November PLAY ADMONT, an interactive exhibition, will be held at the Admont Monastery in the framework of the REGIONALE10! OPENING HOURS: 28th March-7th Nov, daily 9am-5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 9.50€, children 3.50€ Groups: adults 8€ / children 4.50€ Bonus:

ELFENBERG MAUTERN

 Alpsteig 1, Mautern Tel: 03845-2268 office@elfenberg.at www.elfenberg.at

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Great excitement is guaranteed for anyone visiting the Elfenberg Mautern Adventure and Animal Park: 250 animals native to the region, an underground wolf cage, Austria’s largest and most beautiful bear reserve, an idyllic farm for kids to explore and a petting zoo are all just waiting to be discovered at 1,100 metres above sea level. The daily bird-of-prey shows, the leisure technology park, a summer toboggan run and a roller track promise nothing but fun and action – an unforgettable experience for the whole family! Bonus: 10% reduction on the entry to the Adventure and Animal Park, excl. roller track. OPENING HOURS: 25th April - 26th October ADMISSION FEE: Upon request

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GLASS MUSEUM BÄRNBACH

 Weststeiermark Tel: 03142-62950 glascenter@stoelzle.com www.glasmuseum.at

OPENING HOURS: April-31st December, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6.90€, schoolchildren (15 years and younger) 4€, family ticket 15€ Bonus:

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Life-size figures, people dressed in authentic clothes, animals and replicated scenes depicting life at the castle in days gone by take you on a journey to medieval times. The visit of the defence tower is a real highlight. On six floors equipped and furnished true to their original form depicting the treasure chamber, dungeon, emergency shelter and watchman’s room, visitors can learn more about how the tower was used in former times. Exciting audio-guided tour in eight languages. Children’s holiday activity programme: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun upon request. OPENING HOURS: May - October, daily 10am-6pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 8.20€ Children (6-15 years) 5.10€

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The 2010 exhibition displays a wide variety of glass from different historic eras – from the Roman period to the forest glass period up to contemporary applications which are often very technical. Museum, exhibition and the Oberglas hut showcasing mouth-blown glass in Bärnbach: guided tours are possible on working days upon prior booking Monday-Thursday, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm, Friday and Saturday 9am, 10am, 11am and 12 noon.

CASTLE ADVENTURE MAUTERNDORF

 Burgerlebnis Mauterndorf

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canoe / rafting

monasteries and convents

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skiing mountains / skiing areas

adventurous train rides

communities along the Styrian Timber Route

camping sites

Mur cycling path

hiking villages

Nordic walking centres

Alpine Tour

summer toboggning run

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Europe’s cutting-edge planetarium located in Austria’s highest city tower

JUDENBURG

THE ULTIMATE EXCURSION DESTINATION IN MURTAL • • • •

SPECTACULAR 3D SPACE SHOWS U2 and Pink Floyd Music Shows Glass lift in the Star Tower Panoramic café at 42m above sea level • 50m-high dome

Information & reservation:

Tel. 03572-44088 www.sternenturm.at, www.puchmuseum.at

The whole range of Puch four-wheel vehicles & history of Puch motorcycles.


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