The Kraft region Murtal and Pöls


The market town Pöls is located between the Southern spurs of the Rottenmanner and Wölzer Tauern as well as the Seckauer Alps in the valley Pölstal and in the political district Murtal in Styria. Some of the higher mountains in the district are the Geigerkogel (1402 m), the Falkenberg (1158 m) and the Raningerkogel (945 m).

The new administrative building of the community, the church Maria Himmelfahrt and the renovated vicarage form the centre of the village with 2,342 inhabitants. A nursery school, an elementary school and a technical secondary school accommodate for the education of children and youth. In the past years the community has especially made an effort to increase the overall quality of life as the many recreational facilities for all seasons prove.

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This includes a biological swimming pond with an area of 4,500 square meters, a dense network of in total 14 circular hiking trails, an indoor swimming pool with sauna, tennis courts, mountain bike tracks and biking and hiking trails, an ice rink, two supervised cross-country ski trails as well as a starting and landing site for hang-gliders.

  • Balance body and soul during hiking
  • Enjoy nature by foot, bike or mountain bike
  • Choose golf from 3 clubs
  • Go riding and explore the region
  • Variety of family entertainment
  • Fishing without limits
  • Murtal skiing mountains with 60 lifts and 170 km of slopes
  • Enjoy the snow between 850 and 2.222 meter above sea level
  • Powder, mogul slopes, slopes for leisure skiers
  • also for beginners as well as children and families
  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding
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Highlights for snowboarders, carvers and skiers in addition to a variety of special slopes are permanent racing tracks with timekeeping and the largest halfpipe in Europe. Snow volleyball, Snow soccer or paragliding are also available. Even an Alp rollercoaster, tubing and night skiing are available for fans. The two cross-country skiing regions Krakautal and Hohentauern know what they owe to the Styrian slope quality seal and focus on guaranteed quality.

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According to the motto "Eat and drink well“ Styrian hosts, from the heights into the valleys and throughout the entire region, invite to enjoy the culinary pleasures – be it in rustic and cosy mountain huts, inns or restaurants in the cities. The cities Knittelfeld, Judenburg and Murau are only a few examples to enjoy a relaxed city stroll and a great variety of cultural offers.
Relax body and soul, let go, regain strength and wellness. The two thermal baths Aqualux in Fohnsdorf and Wildbad Einöd close by Dürnstein invite to relax.


The Red Bull Ring is located only 20 km from Pöls and since May 2011 has been home to motorsports enthusiasts. Racing track, test track, motorsport events almost every week, event stage for large concerts, carpark and training rounds for auto fans. Everything is available – everything is possible.

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