Bruck - Kapfenberg: two cities

Sights, hiking tours and shopping

The cities Bruck an der Mur and Kapfenberg are two of the cities with the most inhabitants of the valleys Mur- und Mürztal and of Styria. They are bordered by wooded mountains and benefit from the central situation in the middle of the green heart of Austria.

Bruck an der Mur is one of the oldest cities of Austria. In the Middle Ages it was important for the trade and so you can see the importance of the trade everywhere in Bruck an der Mur. Real jewels of the architecture and monuments, like the Antauerhaus, the Fabriziushaus or the Baderhaus turn the city into a real experience. First of all the Kornmesserhaus, the fountain "Eisener Brunnen" and the Schlossberg with the clock tower are symbols of the city of "Kornmesser". A guided tour through the city is ideal to discover cultural sights of Bruck an der Mur.

The city is a great starting point for hiking tours to the surrounding mountains and mountain pastures. The nearby mountains Hochanger, Madereck and Rennfeld offer hikers a wonderful view. The two local holiday areas "Murinsel" and "Weitental" offer you a variety of leisure facilities for young and old. The cycle path "Murradweg" is also one of the most important cycle paths of Austria and crosses the old town of Bruck an der Mur.

The city Kapfenberg, leading in the production of steel products, is also like Bruck an der Mur, embedded in the wooden surroundings and impresses with the huge natural and cultural offer. Kapfenberg persuades with its shorts ways, in only 5 minutes you are in the middle of the nature.

The fortress Burg Oberkapfenberg is the symbol of the city Kapfenberg. There you can not only watch an exhibition with the topic "Crossover- a time travel to the crusaders and the alchemists" ("Grenzgänge- eine Zeitreise zu Kreuzrittern und Alchemisten"), but there guests may also enjoy culinary deligths. They are the highlight of the annual medieval festival, as well as of the event series "Chill Hill". There you may relax and enjoy the beautiful view, the music and the culinary treats.
From Kapfenberg you can go on hiking tours like the "Wulfingway", the "Kel-tenweg" or the hiking tour from the fortress "Burg Oberkapfenberg" via the pilgrimage place Frauenberg-Maria Rehkogel to the Rennfeld.

Tip: Enjoy the sunset at the pilgrimage place with view to the mountain Hochschwab.

Like in the city of Bruck an der Mur, in Kapfenberg is also a cycle path passing through- the Mürztalradweg. This cycle path connects the UNESCO world heritage Semmering railway track with Kapfenberg, the city of sports and industry.

Do you want to go on an adventure? Experience the wizard underground and visit the cave Rettenwandhöhle. A trained guide shows the visitors the beauty of the stalacite cave.

Both cities in the region Hochsteiermark are also great to go shopping. Many small and cozy shops, shopping center and cozy cafés help the guest to have a succesfull shopping day.

Bruck an der Mur and Kapfenberg- two cities with an high quality of living in the middle of Styria.

Tourism office Bruck an der Mur
Tourism office Kapfenberg