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Muerzzuschlag description and photos - Austria: Styria. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Muerzzuschlag.
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Murzzuschlag is a city in the north-east of Styria, the capital of the region of the same name. Located on the Murz River near the Semmering Pass, 85 kilometers southwest of Vienna. Initially, Murzzuschlag was only an industrial area, but today it is popular due to the nearby ski resort, and it itself becomes an excellent place for leisure activities in the cold season.
The settlement in the Duchy of Styria was first registered in 1227, when Ulrich von Lichtenstein in his poem mentioned "murzuslage", which traveled from Venice to Vienna. In 1854, a railway was opened in Semmering, which connected Semmering with Vienna, helping to develop the region's economy. In 1862, the Bleckmann steel mill was opened. At the end of the 19th century, the first ski resort in Central Europe was founded in the Semmering mountain region. Murzzuschlag received the rights of the city in 1923.
Many famous people were born in the city of Murzzuschlag. Victor Kaplan, the inventor of the high-speed turbine, was born in 1876. Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek was born in 1946.
The parish church with the Renaissance altar, the house of Johann Brahms and other old houses in the city center are interesting to see. The city has a modern cultural center. Various exhibitions are held here. The Winter Sports Museum is one of the largest sports museums in the world. The Southern Railway Museum is also quite interesting.
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