The Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch region

Lots of holiday options in the Mürz Valley

The region of Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch is a paradise for hiking and skiing and comprises the communities of St. Barbara im Mürztal, Krieglach, Langenwang, Mürzzuschlag and Spital am Semmering. The easternmost region of Upper Styria offers a huge variety of holiday options for hiking, skiing, relaxing and much more – there’s something here for everyone from athletes and cultural tourists to families.

In Krieglach and on the Alpl, you’ll gain deeper insight into the life of Styrian poet Peter Rosegger. In Langenwang, the Hohenwang castle ruins are located on a rocky mountain above the village. At the Winter!Sport!Museum!, Mürzzuschlag tells its story as the birthplace of winter sports; the SÜDBAHN Museum informs visitors about the history of the Semmering Railway UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Brahms Museum is dedicated to Johannes Brahms, who composed several works here whilst on summer holiday.

In St. Barbara im Mürztal, the districts of Mitterdorf and Veitsch have installed sculptures by local artists along the ‘Art and Pilgrimage’ trail. Veitsch demands plenty of attention for the world’s highest pilgrim cross made of wood, a massive structure that can be entered like a building. And in winter, the family-friendly ski area of Brunnalm-Hohe Veitsch wows visitors with its sixteen well-maintained slopes. The castle ruins of Lichtenegg, with their wonderful view, are located in the district of Wartberg.

Spital am Semmering’s high-ropes course in the forest and the Mitterdorf Climbing Academy, the largest indoor climbing gym in Austria, offer sporting challenges.

The eastern Mürz Valley is a well-kept secret amongst hikers: Green hills and forests in the Alpl, Pretul, Ganzalm and Stuhleck areas offer a contrast to the mountain paradise of Brunnalm-Hohe Veitsch. In the ski areas in Brunnalm-Hohe Veitsch and Stuhleck, winter sports enthusiasts will be overjoyed to discover slopes covered in deep snow. If you are looking for alternatives, go on romantic snowshoe tours, relax on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, whiz down a sledge run or enjoy the winter sun on a snowy walk.

Contact us

Tourism Association
Wiener Straße 9, 8680 Mürzzuschlag
+43 3852 2556