Welcome to Western Styria
Like northern Styria, western Styria is a mountainous region divided by jagged ranges and alpine streams. Murau is a picturesque town well placed for hikes and cycle trips into the surrounding forests. If you’re heading this way from Graz, consider a detour to Seckau or Oberzeiring. The former is famous for its Benedictine Abbey, a stunning Romanesque basilica and the mausoleum of Karl II, while the latter is known for its old silver mine, now resurrected as an exhibition mine and small health resort for sufferers of respiratory diseases.