Grebenzen | Sankt Lambrecht
A true family resort set amidst a beautiful scenery of the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen natural park with amazing scenery ranging from hilly peaks to moors and woodlands.
Elevation: up to 1,900m
Total Ski Runs: 25km (black 0.3km / red 9km / blue 2.9km / ski routes 13km)
Hiking Trails including the Via Natura 130km path
Biking paths including the Mur Cycling Path
Transport: 2h by car from Salzburg Airport, 1h from Klagenfurt Airport, 2h from Ljubljana Airport
Don’t miss: The Styrian longest summer toboggan-run 1,700m long!
Surrounded by romantic landscape formed by majestic rivers, alpine meadows and lush forests, the Grebenzen - Sankt Lambrecht area is a hidden oasis on the border between Austrian provinces Styria and Carinthia. Sankt Lambrecht with its 1,400 inhabitants is a genuine traditional alpine town offering countless opportunities for recreation and active fun in winter and summer. It is most famous for the benedictine monastery with its beautiful complex and gardens. The area is perfect for relaxation and for experiencing local cultural and culinary traditions.
Winter Season & Ski
The Grebenzen ski resort is a small and cozy family ski resort with 25km of good ski terrains. It is perfectly suited for families with many nursery slopes and facilities for beginning skiers and children including magic carpet, baby lift and a carousel. There are some great ski routes as well for freeriders who enjoy a more adventurous experience. Despite the small size of the resort, ski infrastructure and snow-making facilities are top-notch, ensuring long skiing season until April. As elsewhere in Austria, you will find plenty of ski huts on the slopes to try out some Austrian comfort food and traditional sweets. For those who want to venture beyond this area, the larger Kreischberg ski resort with 42km of slopes is located less than 30min drive away, or Sankt Margarethen in Lungau / Katschberg about an hour drive away. Besides downhill skiing, there is an array of activities to enjoy during the winter season, from tobogganing to cross-country trails and ski touring.
The densely wooded highland between the Zirbitzkogel (2,396m) and the Grebenzen (1,892m) is a beautiful area to explore during summer. Hiking is very popular with plenty of natural wonders to discover, from the Gragger Canyon and its cascading waterfalls to the colourful flowery meadows and river creeks. The best way to experience these wonders is hiking on the “Via Natura”, a lovely hiking trail through the natural park - it is around 130km in total, but you pick just do one of its 10 stages. Wood has a special significance in the region of Murau-Murtal - there are around around 80 natural sites that show the economic cycles of lumber. The Furtnerteich moors was declared a bird sanctuary in 2006 and is a paradise for any fans of birdwatching. Exploring the imposing benedictine monastery complex with its gardens is a highlight as well. Bikers should get on the Mur Cycling Path, one of the most travelled cycling paths in Austria, that runs along the river Mur. There are a few golf courses in the Murau area with some beautifully positioned greens, the closest is the Golfclub Mariahof located only 10min away from Sankt Lambrecht.
If you are looking to recover from sport activities, you can indulge in the pools of the Naturparkhotel Lambrechterhof with its saunas and wellness spaces. If, on the other hand, you want to experience some more action, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg offers motorsport events as well as off-road driving, go-karting and many other events for car enthusiasts. In summer, you will also be able to join one of the music festivals in Spielberg or Murau. In summary, whether you look for peace and quiet or more active holiday, Grebenzen - Sankt Lambrecht is a perfect choice.
There are culinary pleasures to enjoy all over Austria, but each region offers its specific delicacies and Styria is no exception. Don’t forget to try out the pork pot roast, pumpkin soup or traditional jellies. No matter your food tastes, there is no doubt the Styrian cuisine will delight your palette!