Austria: Styria – Murtal, A Recreation Area
The recreation area of Murtal is located on west from Graz, Styria. There are peaks of the Hohe Tauern, Zirbitzkogel, Seetal and Seckau Alps as well as the hilly Nockberge Mountains.
Murtal is a diverse, colorful area where you will experience many things. If you are planning your vacation, go to Austria. Whilea mountain world of Murtal offers unique sporting experiences, whether you prefer trekking or skiing in 800 to 2700 meters, the valleys of Murtal offer adrenalin on a racing circuit or interesting events that will thrill you. Join us for a walk in enchanting Styrian nature full of meadows, panoramas from mountain peaks or experience an adventure on mountain treks. During your walks you can encounter a special attraction known as Butler shed where you can rest on beds for free, use some sunbathing cream or photopoints (cameras that will immortalize your moments there), new shoe laces or some refreshments like Prosecco or ice cream.
If you decide to visit a green heart of Murtal, the Zirbitzkogel - Grebenzen natural reserve that celebrates its 30th year, you can be part of various events. You can literally “read nature” at various places there or you can “brings stars from the sky” in the first Austrian observatory.
Forests and wood represent a large share of Murtal. There is a crossing across the Styrian wooden track that has three priorities. The “Larch in Offense” project promotes this mystical tree, 8 thematic pathways will introduce you wood from many perspetives, and the last part is the museum of wood that celebrates its 25th year. The museum gives visitor complex information on history of wood in the region.
All of you who like nature and flowers we recommend to visit the mountains of Murtal. In the first 4-5 weeks of summer, a beautiful carpet of red blossoms of rhododendron emerges. Together with regional guids you can experience a beautiful world of red colors and enjoy local delicacies at the same time. Those who love adrenaline should visit the circuit in Spielberg, a place where the German DTM competition is held every year. This year the Airpower 13 is going to take place in Murtal. It is a fascinating aero-show that is going to take place towards the end of June at the Hinterstoisser military airport in Zeltweg.
Murtal offers to visitors, travellers and tourists everything, except the sea. Beautiful monumental mountains, green valleys, top-notch services, golf courses, bicycle trails, horse rides, gastronomical joys, sport adventures and many many more other things...
Text: Oskar Mažgút
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This time we set out on the ski hills, cabins and cable cars to Styria. We will talk about the news of this season, sports, relaxation and cultural events.
Austria is a typical mountain country mostly consisting of the Eastern Alps. Austrian Alpine terrain is typical for vast mountain ranges divided by deep valleys and mountains steeply declining to valleys.
The Eastern Alps is a massive mountain formation rich on fascinating natural phenomena such as high peaks covered with snow, water falls buzzing in narrow gorges, or lakes in deep valleys between mountains. Schafberg Mountain, Austria is an attractive tourist resort, it is located in the Salzkammergut mountains.
Austria is an alpine country that has many beautiful sights. These are not just ski resorts, or high snow capped mountains. Near the city of Graz in the Grazer Bergland mountains, are two fascinating places worth visiting - Bärenschützklamm (Bear Gorge) and Hochlantsch mountain.
Austrian town Kaprun located at the foothills of the Hohe Tauern, a very popular tourist destination. It is famous for its ski resort. It is located on snowy slopes of Kitzsteinhorn. There are other very interesting locations around Kaprun such as alpine dams Wasserfallboden and Mooserboden.
Me and my friend decided to make a trip. The planning was great. I had look around in many handbooks, searched for inspiration on travel agencies’ websites and so on. Eventually, we agreed upon seeing a beautiful place near Salzburg. The village of Abtenau which would serve as the base for our trips around.
We chose to travel along paid Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse road, a mountain freeway that is 48 kilometers long. But due to various turns and stops it would be quite long…
More than 50 ski tows, 120 kilometers of downslopes at 18 ski resorts which are perfectly maintained. You can find the resorts between Semmering, the Hochschwab Mountains, Eisenerz Alps in Hoch Steiermark region.
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Everybody who loves skiing the region of Schladming-Dachstein is the thing. Situated in the heart of Austria (Styria) the region has many events to offer as well as perfect downslopes as well as cross country tracks. But this is hardly everything!
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After some considerable time we return to the charming Austrian state of Styria, which has long been a popular tourist destination. This time we will focus on cycling, but we will not miss other interesting activities or events that make Styria special.
After a visit in Murtal last week we will take you to other Styrian regions where you can seek relax and experiences as a part of one package. We will give you tips for events, sights or attractions long to remember.
After a year we get back to the resort of Murtal west from Graz, Styria. This region welcomes its visitor. It has a lot of attractions and events we will introduce you in the following lines.
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We stay in Styria even today. Previously we introduced you Murtal, a recreation region and Hochsteirn. Today we look in the capital of Styria, Graz that is also the largest city in the region. We will also give you few tips for trips.
Today we head to Austria where we visit the mountainous landscape of Hochsteiermark. We introduce you to it. As it is an area of the idyllic, sports and recreational activities. We will not forget to give you some tips for interesting events.
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