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Fun-packed holidays from the majestic mountain tops above to the heart of the valleys below!

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DAS GRÜNE HERZ ÖSTERREICHS


Content The Murau region ......................................... The Judenburg region

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Map of the area ............................................... Pages 46 - 47 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 Pictures: Š Steiermark Tourismus (Harry Schiffer, ikarus.cc, Schiffer/Symbol, Reinhard Lamm), 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.


Murtal holiday region Pure enjoyment from the majestic mountain tops above to the heart of the valleys below! 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 wide array of historic villages, communities and towns has to offer.

During recent years, considerable investments have been made to improve the infrastructure of the Murtal holiday region and to create new attractions – these changes have been key to the positive development of the region! The official opening of the Red Bull Ring as well as complementary investments in the framework of the Spielberg project have laid the foundations for a successful future, as has Airpower 11, another vital and economically valuable highlight for the region and the whole of Styria. True to the motto “Pure enjoyment from the majestic mountain tops above to the heart of the valleys below”, the Murtal holiday region offers a wide range of the most diverse excursion destinations, catering for all weathers, all ages and all interests! The diversity of what is on offer knows no limits. That is precisely why this brochure is an important companion for you during the most beautiful hours of the year! Please set aside some time to go on one of our interesting, exciting and pleasant excursions. We wish you an enjoyable stay in Murtal!

Karl Schmidhofer Chairman Urlaubsregion Murtal LH-Stv. Hermann Schützenhöfer Head of Styrian Tourism


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Tee off on one of Austria’s most beautiful golf courses! Info: +43 (0) 3537 / 22 221, www.golf-murau-kreischberg.at

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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 woo wood, ood, the Murau region beckons b with its Wood Route and lovely Wooden Objects whichh are features that are to be found throughout the area. A colo colourful o region that has kept its naturalness awaits you, pro promising o exciting attractions – from the hik hiking k paths of the Turracher Höhe re region eg to Kreischberg mountain, ffrom Murau – the region’s capit capital t – to the Zirbitzkogel-Greben benzen z Nature Park, from the Krak Krakautal k and Wölzertal valleys withh their interesting historical ssites to Lachtal valley or the Wild Wildbad d Einöd Health Spa. Specia ciall highlights which are well w worth a visit include the summer toboggan runs, the golf courses, the Lambrecht Monastery and, of course, the Vivarium in Mariahof.

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WOOD MUSEUM ST. RUPRECHT/FALKENDORF

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

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ALL ABOUT WOOD – from the past, present and future. Special exhibition for 2011: “LARCH & Water”; “International Year of Forests” (how do forests benefit the economy, the environment, energy supply, leisure time …?) 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! OPENING HOURS: 1st April–31st October, 10am–4pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 6.50€, children 4€ Senior citizens 6€, families 17€ Bonus:

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One of Austria’s most diverse brewery museums is located in the truly ancient and beautiful vaulted cellar of the Murau Brewery. The exhibition features brewing machinery which is more than 100 years old. Visitors will inhale the distinctive smell of hops and malt whilst learning more about the art of brewery of past decades. Guided tours are available all year round upon prior reservation!

L Murau, Raffaltplatz 19-23 Tel: 03532-3266-0 office@murauerbier.at www.murauerbier.at

OPENING HOURS: May–October: every Friday 3pm–5pm July and August: Every Wednesday and Friday, 3pm–5pm ADMISSION FEE: 3€ including a complimentary drink

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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.

L 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

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

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This beautiful 18-hole golf course is located between Kreischberg mountain 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. OPENING HOURS: Mid-April – beginning of November ADMISSION FEE: Attractive green fee prices for guests of our partner hotels, proficiency courses for 99€

MURAU WOOD WORLD - STYRIAN WOOD ROUTE 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. The variety of guided tours led by our Wood Ambassadors available really brings the many aspects of the Styrian Wood Route and Murau Wood World (wood, energy, handicraft and agriculture, arts & culture, leisure & tourism) to life for visitors. We offer, amongst others, our very own “Wood Walking Tour” through Murau, “As ‘wood‘ as it gets” and much more! Sign up for a personalised programme.

Opening hours: April to October Guided tours: For 20 people or more Prices start at 4.50€/person

Information & bookings: Murau Wood World 8850 Murau, Tel: 03532/2720-13, E-mail: info@holzwelt.at www.holzwelt.at und www.holzstrasse.at

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Hiking along the VIA NATURA Which material is stronger than steel yet more flexible than rubber? The answer awaits you during an attentive hike through nature, and you won’t need to study books or technical journals to find out. Those who hike along the VIA NATURE in the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park will bond with nature and learn a lot while doing so. 130km of trails divided into 11 different themes lead hikers through 10 municipalities. Every single leg promises

new surprises, inviting nature lovers to get involved with the adventure that is nature.

• Vivarium – Neumarkt: “The forest as an organism” • Neumarkt – St. Marein: “Methods of learning to read nature” i )” • St. Marein – Zeutschach: “Nature as a source of inspiration (bionics)” • Zeutschach – St. Lambrecht: “The nature of water” • St. Lambrecht – St. Blasen: “Sounds of nature & architecture” • St. Blasen – Mariahof: “The Earth’s biography” • Mariahof – Perchau: “Man and plant” • Perchau – Mühlen: “Weather and climate” • Mühlen – Kulm: “Working in harmony with nature and the cosmos” • Kulm – Dürnstein: “Natural energy fields” • Dürnstein – Vivarium: “Energetic centres to be found in people and the landscape” The scenic experience itself is also well worth immersing yourself in - the VIA NATURA takes visitors to the most beautiful places and natural gems of the nature park.

Fun and adventure in the nature park! Anyone looking for a little bit of action after a day of hiking can choose from a

wide array of excursion destinations and adventurous experiences that the region has to offer, including a medieval discovery tour at the Steinschloss Castle ruins or on Dürnstein Castle, or milling flour in the Mühlen farmers’ mill, to name but a few. The Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park truly caters for the whole family

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• Steinschloss Castle ruins and Dürnstein Castle Tel.: +43 (0) 3584 2005 • Fairytale and Riddle Forest Tel.: +43 (0) 3584 3410 • “Hans In Luck” hiking fairytale Tel.: +43 (0) 3586 2251 • NaturLesePark Tel.: +43 (0) 3584 4100 • VIA NATURA 130km of trails through the nature park, Tel.: +43 (0) 3584 2005 • Farmers’ mill Tel.: +43 (0) 664 166 7998 • Wildbad Einöd Health Spa Tel.: +43 (0) 4268 2822

Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen, Stadlob 500, 8812 Mariahof Tel.: +43 (0) 3584-2005, E-Mail: info@naturpark-grebenzen.at www.naturpark-grebenzen.at

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18-HOLE MINI GOLF COURSE MARIAHOF

L Knappenwirt Inn, 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€

GOLF COURSE MARIAHOF

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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 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. Proficiency courses: 99€. OPENING HOURS: April–November ADMISSION FEE: Green fee Mon–Fri: 55€/49€ Green fee Sat, Sun, bank holidays: 62€/55€

Located at 1,600m above sea level at the foot of 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 26th June 2011 every two weekson Sundays from 11am to 2pm. Bonus: % Prior booking required: Tel: 03586/30077 -10 reduction

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

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SCHOOL OF SENSES NEUMARKT

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

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This exhibition is a great experience for the young and old alike. Learn how to write in old German Kurrent script in an historic classroom, marvel at Austria’s largest mug collection, relax using all your senses, recharge your batteries during your individual percussion session in the cellar or discover interesting things about the current BIONICS topic– all under one roof! A mineral collection is also being exhibited for the very first time. During the summer holidays, a children’s afternoon is organised (Thursday), dedicated to the topic: Motion and fun with music! OPENING HOURS: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm, Weekends: Prior booking required ADMISSION FEE: Ad./child. aged six and older 4.90€ (group reduction)

“SEEBLICK”FAIRYTALE & RIDDLE FOREST ZEUTSCHACH

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“MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT FOR OUR YOUNGEST GUESTS”. The Fairytale and Riddle Forest offers riddle fun for the whole family. Discover various fairytale stations and a forest nature trail where you can play games and experience adventures! Enjoy yourself in the great water playground at the end of the circuit or in the small petting zoo. We are looking forward to your visit! Let us pamper you in our restaurant with home-made products where warm meals are served all day. Why not treat yourself to a cake or a sundae and much, much more? We also have holiday apartments and rooms available. OPENING HOURS: 1st April–2nd November ADMISSION FEE: Adults and children aged four or over 2€

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BENEDICTINE MONASTERY ST. LAMBRECHT

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

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OPENING HOURS: 15th May–15th Oct: Mon–Sat: 10.45am, 2.30pm; Sun/Fri: After mass and at 2.30pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 7€, children 4.50€, groups 6€/4€ Bonus:

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The 3 lakes path offers a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the scenery of the Nockberge mountains. It is neither a hiking path as we know it, nor a nature trail in the usual sense of the word, but offers nature lovers the chance to take their time to wander through nature. There are no fixed destinations or strict rules. Ramblers are spoilt for choice by the variety of options available enabling them to experience nature using all their senses. A pleasant 2/3-hour walk (you can also shorten the route if you prefer) between Turracher See lake, Grünsee lake and Schwarzsee lake awaits you. OPENING HOURS: Spring, autumn and summer ADMISSION FEE: Free entry!

MOUNTAIN WOOD & IRON MUSEUM TURRACH

L TV Predlitz-Turrach

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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. Winter guided tours are offered until 14th May, Tues/Sat at 10.45am.

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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 May to end of October, every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5€, children 3€, groups 4€

HOHER STEG FOOTBRIDGE PREDLITZ

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Visitors are able to access an impressive natural monument now that the “Hoher Steg” has 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. The “Hoher Steg” footbridge made it easy to cross this steep gorge. This natural monument is well worth a visit during a walkabout also taking in the “Hoher Steg”.

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

OPENING HOURS: All year round ADMISSION FEE: Free entry

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A unique experience on TurracherHöhe

The Myth of the Gemstones

Special exhibition 2011 Amethyst “The Kings´ Jewel” The highlight of the TurracherHöhe region, open all year round, 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 never fail to cast their magic spell on visitors. The fascinating special exhibition “Amethyst – The Kings’ Jewel” is displayed at the alpin+art+galleryKranzelbinder on TurracherHöhe. Don’t forget to visit us in Pörtschacham Wörthersee (opposite the BKS Bank) and in Bad Kleinkirchheim (opposite the Roman Bath). Open daily from 9am to 5pm – closed on Sundays!

TurracherHöhe 5, near the Hochschober Hotel (opposite the NOCKYFLITZER toboggan run) Tel: 04275 8233 – www.kranzelbinder.at

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Nocky Flitzer – the Alpine Rollercoaster The Turracher Höhe region presents a unique and impressive toboggan experience thans to Nocky Flitzer, its Alpine rollercoaster. The Nocky Flitzer is a spectacular, cutting-edge summer toboggan run which also operates during the winter. It offers an adventurous 1.6km run down into the valley through the picturesque and diverse landscape (parts of the run lead through the Swiss stone pine forest) complete with fast bends, roundabouts and wave paths – not to forget the occasional jump. You start your run at 2,000m above sea level next to the panoramic cable car mountain station and descend to the valley station (1,763m) in a safe and comfortable two-seat high-class toboggan. State-of-the art technology enables the toboggan run to operate in all seasons and all weathers. For details and videos go to: www.nockyflitzer.at

NOCKY´S “ALMZEIT” PASTURE VILLAGE – FULL OF FUN AND ADVENTURE A unique world full of games and adventure awaits families with children at 2,000m above sea level next to the panoramic cable car mountain station. “We’ve got all the time in the world to have fun!“ – Nocky’s “Almzeit” pasture village on Turracher Höhe is true to this motto. The unique world full of games and adventure is located 2,000m above sea level, next to the panoramic cable car mountain station and the start of Nocky Flitzer, the Alpine roller coaster. Nocky’s “Almzeit” invites children and their parents to indulge in Alpine moments of bliss with Nocky, the mountain rabbit. Along the “Almzeit” loop path, visitors can lose themselves in seven adventurous stations. For more information and to participate in the games, go to: www.nocky.at

Opening hours: 11th June – 1st July 2011 2nd July – 11th Sept 2011 12th Sept – 26th Oct

daily 10am–4pm daily 10am–5pm Wed to Sun 10am–4pm

Bergbahnen Turracher Höhe, 8864 Turracher Höhe 178 Tel.: +43 - (0)42 75 - 82 52 oder 83 92, www.turracherhoehe.at

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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 0664/322 14 47 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: 03536/761120 Heated outdoor swimming pool in St. Peter “Berglandexpress” – group reservations possible Divining rods and spice hikes Horse-drawn carriage rides and riding kindergarten Fishing in the Katschbach river Sights: 03536/761120 St. Mary’s pilgrimage church in Schöder & parish church in St. Peter Sölkpaß (1,790) Alpine crossover between the Murtal and Ennstal valleys 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 Sources 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 mountain – 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) 2011 brochure detailing all the leisure activities and events in the Katschtal area!

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

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Styrian Krakau

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Bathing lake in Krakaudorf: Bathing, fishing, fitness trail Etrachsee lake: Fishing, boating Schattenseelake: 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 Waterfall: Styria’s highest waterfall (fall height of 65m); a fee is charged in thecar 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 StyrianKrakautalvalley. 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 “steirischeHerrgott”(Styrian Lord God) in Fortner Chapel Klausnerberg-Säge: Starting point for numerous hiking tours. “Uriges und Geselliges” (“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-Schober-Hütte 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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Oberwölz-Lachtal… Just like home, beauty is often only a only better! True stone’s throw away – you just have to discover it.

Oberwölz, Styria’s smallest town, is the heart of Oberwölz-Lachtal, a musical and hikers’ region. Culture vultures and sports enthusiasts are simply spoilt for choice here. The region offers a wide array of interesting activities – from numerous hiking and cycling paths to a botanic nature trail, and from “Schuhplattln” (a traditional folk dance) to soap making. Boredom just isn’t part of the vocabulary in Oberwölz-Lachtal!

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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, two churches in the city centre, the plague column, the bark mill and many more sights have all been preserved to this day. Guided city tours during the day and at night give an insight into the history of Oberwölz.

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The Oberwölz leisure centre offers sports, games and fun for the whole family. A heated swimming pool complete with a waterslide and a diving board, a beach volleyball court, a giant chess set, four tennis courts, a skating ground, a curling hall and children’s playgrounds are amongst the facilities at your disposal. What’s more, Oberwölz is where all of the Oberwölz Nordic Walking Centre’s Nordic Walking tours set off from.

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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 for the whole family at 2,000 metres above sea level. Savour the breathtaking panoramic view and indulge in a traditional snack in one of our comfortable rustic mountain cabins.

GELLSEE LAKE & MOOR NATURE TRAIL LACHTAL This nature site is a place which oozes joie de vivre. 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. What’s more, the lake and the “Gellstüberl” Inn are a famous and popular Mecca for fishermen and fish specialty lovers alike.

www.oberwoelz-lachtal.at e-mail: info@oberwoelz-lachtal.at Tel. +43(0)3581/8420 Oberwölz-Lachtal Tourism Association, 8832 Oberwölz, Hauptplatz 15

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The Murtal holiday region MurtalCard offers a wide range of benefits On presentation of their guest form, guests of the Murtal holiday region can obtain their MurtalCard for free at any tourist information office. MurtalCard 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 MurtalCard 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 MurtalCard as early as you can! We wish you a wonderful, action-packed stay in the Murtal holiday region!

Mar vel at the glistening world of gemstones The gemstone museum with its wide range of crystals from all over the world and gems from the surrounding area is sure to enthral visitors. You are invited to marvel at the interesting mineral exhibition including the collection belonging to the venue’s owner with its many regional gems and crystals from across the globe. “Welcome to the garden for body, mind and soul – our garden of the four elements” where you can take a stroll leading you from agate stone to zoisite whilst learning a lot about the origin, effects, rigidity, etc. of the minerals. The garden invites you to stay and succumb to the power of the stones. Guided tours for groups and school classes are available subject to prior booking. In our restaurant we are eager to pamper you with our culinary delights such as our “Styrian fried chicken served in a basket” and many more delicious specialties. During the summer holidays, we offer a veritable treat of “Rotisserie roast specialties cooked on the hanging BBQ grill” on Wednesdays or on other days upon prior request. The following facilities also await our guests on the same site: foot and hand kneipp facilities, a “feel your feet” energy path, a herb spiral, a children’s playground, a lama park and a mini-golf course. Visit the “largest wooden guestbook along the Styrian Wood Route” in our gemstone garden!

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Mineralienmuseum & Edelsteingarten Pension-Restaurant Guniwirt Tel.: 03535-8239 od. 0664-2440790 info@guniwirt.at, www.guniwirt.at

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NATURE ADVENTURE PARK HOHENTAUERN

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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€

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Discover Fohnsdorf Fohnsdorf, located in the northern part of the Aichfeld area, is known as the sunny community of the region. Our destinations don’t only invite hikers to enjoy wonderful walking paths, but also beckon cyclists and mountain bikers to have a go at challenging tours or quiet paths leading through picturesque forests. But that’s not nearly all. The region boasts far more activities and attractions, including the mountain museum with its subterranean display gallery in what once was the deepest brown coal mine on Earth, the Fohnsdorf Aqualux Spa, various inns and cabins where you can indulge in culinary delights, cultural highlights, the “Arena am Waldfeld” shopping mall which promises an extraordinary shopping experience, or the driving technique centre with its new, cuttingedge 100,000m2 premises where you can hone your driving style. Fohnsdorf is characterised by a juxtaposition of mining tradition and modern day life. Over recent years, this destination has become a true gem. In Fohnsdorf, visitors are friends (or “Kumpel”, as the miners say), not strangers! Information & contact: Fohnsdorf Tourism Association Hauptplatz 9, 8753 Fohnsdorf Tel: +43 3573 5231 E-Mail: office@fohnsdorf-tourismus.at Home: www.fohnsdorf-tourismus.at

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The Mountain Museum showcases more than 300 years of mining history. Step into the 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 mining collections, pictures and even a real black lung make a visit to the museum a truly unforgettable experience. As the miners say, “Glück Auf”!

L Fohnsdorf, Schacht 1 Tel: 03573-4647 od. 0699-18701500 bergbaumuseum-fohnsdorf@aon.at www.bergbaumuseum-fohnsdorf.at

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The wonderfully equipped spacious sports facilities feature an indoor 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 six perfectly-kept tennis courts – three indoor and three outdoor. The adjacent sports café with 60 seats and a comfortable garden terrace offers plenty of space for relaxation.

L Waltersdorfer Straße 25 Tel: 03572-86950 kletterhalle@sportaktiv.at tennishalle@sportaktiv.at

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EEn route t … in i Pölstal! Pöl t l! Surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery and many mountain tops of 2,000 metres or more, Pölstal valley comprises seven municipalities: 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, 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/ St. Oswald-Möderbrugg

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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PUCHMUSEUM JUDENBURG

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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

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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.

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STAR TOWER / PLANETARIUM 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 15th July to 9th September, 10am ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5.50€, children (up to 12 years) 3€

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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”!

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OPENING HOURS: May, June, Sept, Oct: 11am, 1.45pm, 3pm July, Aug: 9.45am, 11am, 1.45pm, 3pm ADMISSION FEE: Adults 8€, children 4.50€, families 16€, groups of 8 people or more 7€

Opening hours: Easter – end of October, daily 8.30am–6.30pm

Wrabl Sieglinde, Styrian Fairy Tale Forest 8756 St. Georgen ob Judenburg, Tel.Nr. 03583/2116 www.maerchenwald.at

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KOMFORT APPARTEMENTS ZIRBENLAND**** www.zirbenland.st

Zirbenland Style. Appartement Space. Business Service.

We bring the diverse talents of cembra pine into the light! The result of our intensive studies of cembra pine can be found in various products in our shop: Pflanzenhof in Weißkirchen and www.zirbenshop.at. For example: Zirberl Zirbenschnaps (schnapps made of cembra pine) Zirup ® Zirbensirup (syrup made of cembra pine) - the alcohol-free alternative to Zirbenschnaps. Our enthusiasm is your profit! Pflanzenhof Frewein Allersdorf 26 · 8741 Weißkirchen Tel.: +43(0) 03577 / 81 285 12 frewein@pflanzenhof.at

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The Oberzeiring THEO theatre is a free, professional ensemble theatre with a year-round programme. Every season, approx. 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.

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ZIRBENLAND STYRIAN SWISS STONE PINE REGION

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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 6€ per hour instead of 8€.

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LEICHTFRIED LODEN MANUFACTURER MÖBERSDORF In our retail shop we offer the most exclusive Loden fabrics made of ultrafine Merino new wool, as well as ready-made clothes, tailor-made garments and Loden blankets and ponchos from our very own factory. We would be happy to welcome you Mon to Fri from 8am to 12 noon.

L Möbersdorf, 8740 Zeltweg Tel: 03577-81505-27 office@leichtfried-loden.co.at www.leichtfried-loden.co.at

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Military aviation exhibition

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100 years of military aviation in Austria • 100 years of military aviation in Austria • 20 years of border duty at the Austrian-Slovenian border • Special exhibition on emblems of foreign air force units • Vernissage of the Styrian artist Gottfried Prall Hall 8 of the Hinterstoisser airbase hosts this military aviation exhibition across approx. 5,300m² which can be reached via the Aichfeld Hall parking lot. The exhibition not only showcases aircraft, but also vehicles and equipment from the anti aircraft unit and the air traffic service, as well as aerial reconnaissance and aeronautical engineering exhibits.

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NATURE & EXPERIENCE TRAIL “SCHAU DIE AU“

St. Peterer Au near Furth Tel: 03579-2287 www.st-peter-judenburg.at

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The meadows of the St. Peter ob Judenburg municipality are a precious habitat for a wide range of plants and animals. At six stations along the trail route, visitors can learn and experience more about the unique world of this river. The “Schau die Au” nature and experience trail is some 4km long including the walk back to your initial starting point and can also be enjoyed by bike or on horseback. Benches along the path enable you to rest and recharge your batteries before continuing on your way. OPENING HOURS: Accessible all year round ADMISSION FEE: Public access available

FURTH BLACKSMITH ST. PETER/JUDENBURG

L St. Peter, Furth 7

Tel: 0664-9830446 herbert.ressler@gmx.at www.st-peter-judenburg.at

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Here you will gain an insight into the artwork of farriers, armourers and wagon makers. Under expert guidance guests have the chance to try their hand at forging. Groups can visit the blacksmith shop any time upon prior booking. In addition, the Furth blacksmith shop is the perfect setting for exhibitions and ceremonial events. One highlight not to be missed is the annual Advent exhibition during which visitors can drink in the Christmas spirit whilst reflective texts are read and the zither is played. OPENING HOURS: May–October: Friday 10am–4pm Upon prior reservation ADMISSION FEE: Voluntary donation

Sabathy

Mountain Tavern

Located at the foot of Zirbitzkogel mountain 1,620m above sea level, our family tavern boasts a spectacular far-reaching view. It is also the perfect starting point for hiking tours to mountain ponds, cabins and ski tours. Our different lounges, the Swiss stone pine room, the bar parlour, the chimney restaurant, the Swiss stone pine saloon, our winter garden and our sunny terrace provide the perfect setting in which to sample one of our homemade specialities. The Hörmann family bids you a warm welcome.

Opening hours: 8am-midnight • Open from Mon to Sun

Warm meals are served at all times Sabathy Mountain Tavern • 8742 Obdach • Granitzen 32 Tel.: 03578/8230 • Fax-DW 5 • info@alpengasthof-sabathy.at www.alpengasthof-sabathy.at

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Bundesstraße 16 8740 Zeltweg

Aichfeldhalle - Zeltweghalle Tel./FAX 03577 / 23 5 66-11; -14 info@sportzentrum-zeltweg.at www.sportzentrum-zeltweg.at

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A catering concept geared to your holiday enjoyment! Here you guaranteed to experience heart-felt hospitality. The hotel boasts high-quality comfortable rooms and the restaurant invites you to indulge in highlights of Austrian and international cuisine accompanied by exquisite wines. The bistro, which was opened not so long ago, oozes a lounge atmosphere and is an ideal place to relax and unwind, while the sports bar is good fun. After a day full of excitement in the region, the Hubertushof provides the perfect setting for you to relax and recharge your batteries.

Hotel - Restaurant - Café - Catering HUBERTUSHOF Bahnhofstr. 81, 8740 Zeltweg, Tel.: +43(0)3577/22315-0, www.hotelhubertushof.at

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LEISURE PARK UNZMARKT-FRAUENBURG

L Unzmarkt-Frauenburg Tel: 03583-2204 www.unzmarkt-frauenburg.at

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The park is situated right next to the River Mur Cycle Path. A natural 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. OPENING HOURS: May–September ADMISSION FEE: Pit-pat: Adults 2€, children 1.10€ Groups of 10 people or more 1.30€

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The Knittelfeld region The countdown to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg has begun. Spielberg – where everything is possible. We’re full of surprises! But we are not only p y known for motor sports – Knit m Kn Knittelfeld K nit ld is also als ruled by the rrailway. For the time being, if you wan want nt to hear hea motors roaring in Spielberg, you’ll havee to visit the indoor gocarting facilities, but the new n Red Bull Ring will be finished soon. The nei neighbouring ghbouri valley, Gaal valley, offers a wide ran range nge of at attractions such as the Alpine Park, Ing Ingeringsee geringsee lake and the VW Käfer Museu Museum. m. A hi highlight which is most defini nitely tely wel well worth a visit is the Secka Seckau au Mon Monastery with its current exh exhibitions. hibitions We also recommend a trip tto the Railway Museum an and nd the m model railways in Knittelfeld, tthe capit capital of the region. The adventu adventurous urous RRachau Treetop Hiking Trail is one oof its kind, inviting tthe he youn young and the old to ex explore xplore th the region from ex exhilarating xhilaratin heights.

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

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HERB TRAIL GAAL

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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 – beginning of October ADMISSION FEE: Voluntary donation

INGERINGSEE LAKE GAAL

L Gaal, Bischoffeld 25 Tel: 03513-8820 gde@gaal.gv.at www.gaal.at

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“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.

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THE SPIELBERG LEISURE PARADISE A legendary race track. A truly unique setting. An unbeatable variety of leisure activities. Thanks to the Spielberg project, one of the most modern motor sports tracks has been created where visitors can experience the unexpected even on days when no races are being held. They can try out driving: ษ‘2QWKHKHFWDUH2ะกURDG&DU7UDFNIRUIRXUZKHHOYHKLFOHVZKLFKDOVRLQFOXGHV a rallye test track. ษ‘2QWKH2ะกURDG%LNH7UDFNIRUPRWRUELNHV ษ‘,QWKH'ULYLQJ&HQWHUZLWKZKHHOVNLGDQGGULYLQJG\QDPLFSURJUDPPHV ษ‘2QWKH*R.DUW7UDFNษ†MXVWIRUVKHHUHQMR\PHQW ษ‘2QWKH:'7HVW7UDFNIRU689V %XW6SLHOEHUJLVQRWRQO\D0HFFDIRUIDQVRIVSHHG7KHVFHQHU\LVRQHRIDNLQGDQG LVMXVWSHUIHFWIRUKLNLQJWRXUVDQGVNLLQJWRXUVะฆVKLQJKRUVHULGLQJURXQGVRI JROIPRXQWDLQFOLPELQJDQGPRXQWDLQELNLQJษ†6SLHOEHUJWUXO\KDVVRPHWKLQJIRU HYHU\RQH3LORWษŠVOLFHQFH"*ODGO\([TXLVLWHFXOLQDU\GHOLJKWV"1RSUREOHPษ†WKH Bullโ€™s LaneUHVWDXUDQWLQWKH3LW%XLOGLQJFRQMXUHVXSH[FOXVLYHFXOLQDU\WUHDWVDQG has the perfect view of the race track. The Steirerschlรถssl, Countryclub Murhof and Schรถnberghof hotels nearby with their luxurious atmosphere provide the perfect opportunity for guests to treat themselves to a special wellness and spa experience DQGHYHQRะกHUH[WUDRUGLQDU\HYHQWV &RPHWR6SLHOEHUJษ†DQG\RXZLOOXQGHUVWDQGZK\ZHDUHVRSURXGRIWKLVOHLVXUHJHP For up-to-date information please visit: ZZZSURMHNWVSLHOEHUJDW

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ALPINE PARK STEINMÜHLE GAAL

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

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Fun for the young and the old. 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 actives, a pamper pole, chimes, a flying fox cable car and much more. The Alpine Park is also ideal for climbing and via ferrata training, with all the necessary equipment available on site. OPENING HOURS: Information on opening times can be obtained online ADMISSION FEE: Price depends on the number of participants and duration Bonus:

SPORTS CENTRE GAAL

L Gaal, Bischoffeld 25

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On a hot summer’s day, nothing could be better than this 3,000m2 natural swimming lake to revitalise the sense. It is especially welcoming after having taken part in some of the sporting activities which can be practiced nearby. You are cordially invited to a beach volleyball match or a tennis match, but you may prefer to just relax and while away the hours, or to try to catch the occasional fish in the nearby fishing lake. We hope you make a good catch!

Tel: 03513-8820 gde@gaal.gv.at www.gaal.at

VW KÄFER MUSEUM GAAL 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 muSpecia seum showcases this cultic car in all its glory – with exhibit l wonderful exhibits presenting the road from birth dedicat ion to re-birth of a legend. The museum has collected, “Motor ed to bought and renovated exhibits with great commitsp fr om 1 st or ts” ment, perseverance and a love for detail, ensuring M 31 st Oc ay to that the cult status of this car won’t fade away.

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Opening hours: 1st May - 31st October Sat, Sun & bank holidays, 10am - 5pm Admission fee: Adults 5€ Bonus: .50 Ad. € -1 80 Children 2.50€ . Child. € -0

VW Käfermuseum Gaal Ingering II, Tel: 03513-8822, info@kaefermuseum.at www.kaefermuseum.at

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RAILWAY MUSEUM KNITTELFELD

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

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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€ Bonus:

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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. 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€

ZECHNER LEISURE FACILITIES KNITTELFELD

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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, railway memorabilia, 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 “Valli and Co” exhibition, railway design and architecture, garden railway: 1st May – Sept, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm.

MODEL RAILWAY KNITTELFELD

L Knittelfeld, Bahnhofplatz 8

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Relaxation – games – fun – and delicious food! Come and enjoy a day in the sun with the whole family – we have everything you need: a spacious lawn for sunbathing, pedal boats, a beach volleyball court and table tennis facilities. We are also equipped with a large play area for children with a children’s swimming pool, an 18m long waterslide, a wide waterslide, a spacious playground with miniature cars, three wheelers, swings, a bouncy castle, a giant trampoline with 8 spiral springs and much, much more. The Zechner Inn: open daily from 10am! Spacious, partially covered terrace! OPENING HOURS: 1st May – end of August, daily from 9am ADMISSION FEE: Day ticket adult 4€ Children and adolescents 2.30€

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!

L Stuhlpfarrer-Egger Knittelfeld city park Tel: 0676-4270930 www.knittelfeld.at

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OPENING HOURS: April–October ADMISSION FEE: Adults 2.70€, children 1.70€ (615 years), groups: Adults 2.20€, children 1.20€

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CARNIVAL AND CUSTOMS MUSEUM KNITTELFELD

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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 ducal couples, as well as dance costumes from Rio de Janeiro, traditional costumes, hand-carved wooden masks, witch costumes and much more. Extended visiting times are possible upon request.

LKnittelfeld, Hauptplatz 12 Tel: 03512-864640 stadtmarketing@infoknittelfeld.com www.infoknittelfeld.at

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OPENING HOURS: Tues and Wed 8am–11am ADMISSION FEE: Adults 3€, children younger than 15 1€

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL KNITTELFELD

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

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Pool for swimming lengths, children’s pool, babies’ pool and slide for toddlers. All pools are heated using solar energy panels, thus guaranteeing 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€

SECKAU HAY BATH Holidays on the bio and health farm “Holiday”, “health” and “experience” all rolled into one! Let us pamper you with our very special health offers. The “Seckau hay bath”, the Cleopatra bath, the wide range of other baths and “energetic treatments” will help you to find your inner balance and joie de vivre. Body, mind and soul are channelled towards greater harmony. The old saying “Prevention is better than cure” is still true! Visitors will be spoilt for choice with our special attractions, such as the Kneipp bath, our horoscope garden, our gemstone garden and our energy garden, as well as the spectacularly designed 1.5km chakra hiking path which also offers breathtaking views of the region and so much more. For further information, please visit us online at www. offenbacher.at.

Energetische Gesundheitspraxis Fam. Sonja u. Karl Offenbacher A-8732 Seckau, Hart 11, Tel.: 0664/2821230 oder 0664/5238738 e-mail: office@offenbacher.at, www.offenbacher.at

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TREE TOP HIKING TRAIL RACHAU

L Mitterbach 25, Rachau Tel/Fax: 03512-44599 office@wipfelwanderweg.at www.wipfelwanderweg.at

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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 including 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€ Schools 5€, groups 7€

FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR GLEINALM

L Mitterbach 25 - Rachau Tel./Fax: 03512-44599 tourismus@gleinalm.at www.gleinalm.at

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Cycling and mountain biking: The River Mur Cycle Path and many other possibilities to enjoy freedom on two wheels; Hiking: There are so many trails, you can virtually hike for days on end; Bathing: Kraubath bathing lake & green lagoon in St. Lorenzen; Horse riding: All you need for happiness is a good horse – and there are plenty of them in the region; Tennis: Every day a match on a different court – you can do it!; Mountain cabins: A true Mecca for those in search of peace and quiet; Tree top hiking: Enjoy walking along the highest path way above the tree tops. KRAUBATH – ST. LORENZEN NEAR KNITTELFELD – ST. MARGARETHEN NEAR KNITTELFELD – RACHAU Bonus:

SECKAU

L 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 pastry shop in Marktstraße where you can sample the world’s greatest, award-winning tarts. “The World of Monks” exhibition is on show at the Seckau Benedictine Monastery. OPENING HOURS: 1st May–31 st October ADMISSION FEE: Adults 5€, reduced fee 4.50€

Visit us online at

www.murtal.at … where you’ll find detailed information about the region and much, much more!

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Perfect neighbouring excursion destinations & bonus partners Although g the Murtal holiday geographic boundaregion has ge re g used to “thinking ries, we are u box”! outside the b That is exactly why we aals also have several bonus partners in the greater Styrian area andd in i the neighbouring federal states of are spoilt for choice – castles Salzburg and Carinthia.. Visitors V and chateaus as well ass museums m and exhibitions await you. When visiting one of the thhe castles or chateaus, you will learn more about culture andd nnatural history and will also be taken on a fascinating fascinattin trip back in time to the medieval era – it goess without saying that myths, spectacuw lar exhibits, exhibits, historical buildings and many more attractions attractioons are part and parcel of this journey! Why not n just come along and visit, have a look around – and enjoy! ar A special experience for families and s culture ccul lovers – no matter their age!

Trautenfels Castle Trautenfels Castle, landmark of the central Ennstal valley, sits majestically on a rocky peak at the foot of Grimming mountain. In 1261, a castle at this strategically important location was mentioned for the first time: Neuhaus Castle. In the 17th century, the building was redecorated by Count Siegmund Friedrich von Trauttmannsdorff in baroque design. In 13 exhibition rooms arranged in a kaleidoscopic style, the landscape museum showcases the cultural and natural history of the Styrian Ennstal valley and the Ausseerland region. The special exhibition for 2011 called “Der grimmige Berg (The Grim(m) Mountain). Mons Styriae altissimus” gives a comprehensive picture of Grimming mountain which, standing 10km high and 3km wide, dominates the central Ennstal valley and is one of Europe’s largest free-standing mountains.

Opening hours: 26th March – 31st October, daily 10am-5pm Admission fee: Reduction on full price: 6€ instead of 8€ Groups: 6€ Schoolchildren, apprentices: 3€

Schloss Trautenfels, Universalmuseum Joanneum, 8951 Pürgg-Trautenfels Tel.: 03682/22233, Fax DW-44, e-mail: trautenfels@museum-joanneum.at

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The Heinrich Harrer Museum showcases uncountable fascinating exhibits, many of which Heinrich Harrer, who was born and bred in Hüttenberg, brought home from his many journeys. His expeditions took him to Africa, Borneo, and – of course – Tibet, amongst other destinations. The Tibet exhibition also features a Lingkor – a Tibetian trail – which is located at the rock face opposite the museum. Knappenberg is home to the world’s third largest mineral site, and more than 200 rare and colourful minerals are on display here. The showmine depicts the hard life of the miners. The genuine tunnels dating back to the year 1567 give an insight into working methods, tools and working clothes of long gone times. In the Doll Museum, the dolls of Helga Riedel depict life in Hüttenberg as well as customs such as the “Hüttenberger Reiftanz” dance, whilst stories by the authoress Dolores Vieser bring the dolls to life. Tourism Facilities Hüttenberg Reiftanzplatz 18, 9375 Hüttenberg, Tel.: 04263/8108, Fax. 04263/8109 E-Mail: tourismus@huettenberg.at, Internet: www.huettenberg.at Opening hours: 1st May – 31st October, daily 10am-5pm Guided tours are also possible outside opening hours.

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People who lived in the ancient world believed that all the Gods belonged to a large family of the undead, residing on Mount Olympus. From there, they ruled over Heaven and Earth, the Sea and the Underworld. They called special talents their own and exercised great power, but they also had human weaknesses. Visitors of the exhibition will learn more about the myths behind these concepts and, as such, will be able to decipher the encrypted images. The exhibition also gives an insight into the religious rites of the Greeks and the Romans and depicts the Roman Theatre. Moreover, it sheds light on the worship of Gods and antique cult sites. Benefit from the GodsCard! With the GodsCard, you pay 17€ in order to get the following: • Entry to the cultural-historical exhibition “The return of the Gods“ • A meal and a drink in the “Arkadenhof“ restaurant (max. 11€) • A typical Leoben sundae at the “Café Martini” • 10% discount on all LE-products Historical city centre The historical development with regards to ore and steel is reflected in the city wherever you go. Discover the history of the many buildings during one of our guided city tours or on your own with the “Gast11” brochure. Not to be missed: Experience LeobenCityShopping (LCS)! Where else would you find a shopping mall housed in an ancient monastery? Here you can stroll through the former cloister and have a meal in the inner courtyard, which is definitely well worth a visit, or in the church chapel. The connection between the new and the old is one of its kind! A pleasant experience in Leoben Asia Spa Leoben/www.asiaspa.at The Asia Spa is home to a well-balanced mix of adventurous water world and wellness oasis. Children can enjoy exciting water activities in different pools whilst you will be able to relax and unwind in the diverse sauna and relaxation facilities in an Asian-themed atmosphere.

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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 • A lift with a glass floor taking you up towards the sky • Austria’s highest city tower • Panoramic café at 42m

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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