Explore and Experience the Region

The green lake in Tragöß - Austria© Adventure Erzberg, picture: Zöbl

Being situated in the heart of Styria means that Bruck an der Mur is the ideal starting point for taking trips to the mountains in the uplands or the thermal spas and vineyards in the south.  

Graz, the Capital of Culture and Indulgence, is a just a 30-minute journey from Bruck an der Mur and easy to reach by train or by car.  It's just one of the destinations for day-trippers starting in the City of Kornmess.

The most beautiful place in Austria, Green Lake, nestled at the foot of the Hochschwab mountain range, is just 25 short kilometers from Bruck an der Mur. This proximity makes it the perfect destination for a quick hike or an occasion to just stop and appreciate its beauty.

Our Tips for Explorers

  • Winter Sports Museum and Southern Rail Line Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site Semmering railway) in Mürzzuschlag, discover the largest collection of winter sports gear in the world, 30 minutes from Bruck an der Mur
  • Peter Rosegger's woodland home, Waldheimat, on the Alpl mountain and its woodland school, the mountain farmyard Kluppeneggerhof and the eminent poet's home in Krieglach, about 25 minutes from Bruck an der Mur
  • The Pilgrims' Cross in Veitsch, the world's largest accessible wooden cross, 25 minutes from Bruck an der Mur The Guild Pole and Calvary Hill in Kindberg, one of the most beautiful Calvary locations in all of Austria, 15 minutes from Bruck an der Mur
  • The scenic route (toll road) to the alpine pastures Bürgeralm in Aflenz, Schießlingalm, Schneealm near the town of Neuberg an der Mürz and to Stuhleck near the town of Spital am Semmering
  • The Castle Oberkapfenberg, as well as the art gallery and the Göss brewery museum in Leoben, each about 15 minutes from Bruck an der Mur
  • The cave Rettenwand in Kapfenberg, about a 10-minute drive from Bruck an der Mur
  • The Basilica of Mariazell and its equally famous pilgrimage destination, about 45 minutes from Bruck
  • The cableway to the alpine pasture of Bürgeralm approaching from Mariazell and its Woodworkers' Land
  • The Styrian Iron Road and its Iron Ore Mountain, Erzberg, known as the Styrian Loaf of Bread (working museum), also about 45 minutes from Bruck an der Mur
  • The Wild Mountain in Mautern and its wildlife park and adventure land, 30 minutes from Bruck
  • The Hochschwab Museum and scenic circular route starting at the Bodenbauer Inn in St. Ilgen am Hochschwab, about 20 minutes from Bruck
  • The Minster in Neuberg and the Schliefsteiner nature collection in Neuberg an der Mürz, about 40 minutes from Bruck
  • The pilgrimage church of Maria Rehkogel in Frauenberg, about a 10-minute drive from Bruck an der Mur