The most beautiful hikes around Murau

In the heart of Austria, hike the Murau adventure region on your own paths. You will enjoy the southern side of the Niedere Tauern, breathe the fresh mountain air and let your gaze wander into the distance. The Karawanken, Dolomites and Hohe Tauern lie at your feet.

Maybe you'll be lucky and find a tasty mushroom along the way. Embark on a voyage of discovery in Austria's most densely wooded district! Especially the brave dare to jump into the cool water and refresh themselves in the crystal clear mountain lakes.

We are certified host

We are certified hiking-affine hosts and offer in front of the house a hiking start place & shoe cleaning station, individual tips for tour planning, a corner with hiking books & in-house tour tips, free hiking maps of the adventure region Murau as well as an organized hiking program of the tourism association.

Guided Hikes & Tours

Guided Hikes & Tours

Guided hikes & tours with state-certified mountain & ski guide Erwin Purgstaller. Inform & book now!

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Experience the tranquility of the region

In the Murau mountains you will find alpine challenges in the Niedere Tauern and your hiking happiness with beautiful distant views on the gentle hills of the Nockberge. Dare to take a detour into the untouched nature. Over the dreamlike blooming alpine meadows, past the alpine bush, the red larch cones and the many ripe snack berries such as blackberries, raspberries or cranberries you will comfortably reach your destination.

With our lifts on the Kreischberg, Lachtal and Turrach you can reach lofty heights and the alpine pastures can be enjoyed to the fullest. 8 mountain personalities invite you to soothing hiking experiences. Do not forget to pause. Put your head back, enjoy the views and watch the passing clouds.

In the mood for more? Then try out one of the many leisure options or jet down the mountains on a mountain bike .

In the cold season the region at Kreischberg and Lachtal surprises with numerous winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. Or try our alternative winter sports and let your soul dangle in the snowy winter landscape.

Hiking vacation at Hotel Lercher

In the evening you can end the wonderful day on the larch terrace in the restaurant Lercher with a glass of wine from the wine cellar or a Murau beer. The Lercher family is looking forward to spoiling you with culinary delights.

Equipment tips for your next hike by Anna Lercher:

  • Hiking boots with a grippy sole - A secure step will help you get up and down well.
  • Hiking clothes - Dress in several layers to be prepared for any temperature. Do not forget cold, sun and rain protection!
  • Hiking backpack - A drink and a small snack should not be missing. Please note to take only what you really need.
  • Hiking poles - your ideal companion.
  • First aid kit - For minor injuries: Bandages. Do not forget blister plasters and sunscreen. For emergencies: a charged cell phone with the emergency numbers 140 mountain rescue and 112 EU emergency call.

Pleasurable hiking

Let your hike be well planned. At the reception you will receive valuable tips for your special experience in the Murau mountains. The weather in view you start through. If a change in the weather comes up, you can stop your tour in time to get to safety.

In order to respect and respect the natural habitat of animals and plants, we ask you not to leave the marked trails. When encountering grazing animals, make sure to keep a safe distance and please do not feed them. Please keep your dogs on a leash. If a grazing animal attacks your dog, please let it go for your safety!

Adjust your walking speed to your fellow hikers and enjoy the fantastic views of the Nockberge, Niedere and Hohen Tauern. Take a break every now and then to marvel at the beauty of nature and take a deep breath.

With the ascent aid to lofty heights

Lachtal summer operation

From the 6-seater chairlift you can reach up to 2,000m above sea level. Your ideal starting point for a wonderful ridge hike or summit tour. The rustic huts in the valley invite you to stay.


With the 6-seater chairlift you reach the dreamlike high plateau in no time. The mountain-nature-experience area is dedicated to the theme AlmZeit and the mountain hare Nocky. Real pleasure offers you the descent with the Nockyflitzer - the super fast summer toboggan run on the Turrach.

Kreischberg gondola

The new 10-seater gondola lift takes you comfortably from the valley up to 1,800 meters above sea level. Here you can either take a leisurely walk on flat alpine meadows and in the Swiss pine forest or choose the easy ascent to one of the nearby peaks. The adventure courses Dinowald, KreiSchi Safari and Geisterbahn are a "must" for every family hiking day.