Our chalet is located in the traditional Austrian Village of Stadl an der Mur in the Steiermark region of Austria. This modern and comfortable chalet is situated in a small development of similar traditional style properties built by a local builder. Our chalet was completed in October 2007.
Stadl an der Mur is positioned near the borders of the provinces of Salzburg, Styria and Carinthia; in fact the Italian and Slovenian borders are only 2 to 3 hours away.
Try a web search on the area - www.google.co.uk - The map link is useful to see where our chalet is and there is loads of information on-line about he area.
The village itself has several shops including a butcher's, a chemist, a bakery and two supermarkets. There are a couple of hotels with restaurants nearby. In the centre of the village is a beautiful lake, fed by a natural spring for bathing in the summer months, becoming an ice skating rink during the winter season. Nearby are exceptionally well maintained football pitches, tennis courts, a volleyball court and a well equipped children's play area, as well as a cafe for refreshments.
This area is famed for its many lakes and mountain ranges which really deserves it’s reputation as a dual season resort.
Winter - The 7 ski mountain areas situated locally, (altitudes up to 2222m) cater for all abilities, amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Austrian Alps. Most boast over 70% snow making, making the area one of Austria’s most snow sure regions. Queues are virtually non-existent and the pistes wide and fantastically prepared. Ski/Board Hire is on hand locally and there are excellent Ski Schools available. This area really is a fantastic and economic alternative to other over-priced and over-used areas in Austria and the rest of the Alps.
Summer - The area averages over 200 days of sunshine, providing fantastic weather during the spring/summer, allowing enthusiasts to hike or bike amidst stunning scenery. Apart from Fishing, the River Mur allows the more adventurous to try White Water Rafting. With the addition of summer Toboggan run and several golf courses in the proximity, there is enough to keep the whole family busy!
Travel By Air:
Klagenfurt Airport: approx. 85 km (53 miles) – Ryan Air
Graz Airport: approx. 130 km (81 miles) – Ryan Air
Salzburg Airport: approx. 155 km (96 miles) – Ryan Air, EasyJet, Jet 2, BA, GermanWings, Austrian Air
Vienna Airport: approx 261 km (162 miles) – Most airlines!
(Advice can be provided for flights and car hire on request. Links to the airlines are included on the Info/Contact page of this website).
Travel By Rail:
Rail enthusiasts can also get to Stadl by rail from Salzburg, but the journey is quite protracted and you will need to change trains at least twice – at Radstadt and at Tamsweg. If you want to use this method of transport we suggest you look at either www.oebb.at or www.raileurope.com for more information and the connections that will be necessary to complete your journey.
Alternatively try www.dbautozug.de - a train service which carries passengers and their vehicles across Germany, (Hamburg) and into Austria, (Salzburg or Villach).
This will probably take about 10 to 12 hours from Calais. Try www.viamichelin.com for excellent driving directions.
This website will hopefully give you all the answers to questions you may have. Several links have been included for your perusal. If you have an unanswered question, please feel free to contact us.
Jason & Sharon Munro