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Semmering Rail Walk - Semmering Railway

Semmering, Austria
18.09.2018

The trail leads from the historic Semmering station, along the rail tracks, past viewing points with magnificent panoramic views of the entire building to the station Breitenstein (9 km) , Klamm (15 km), Payerbach (21 km) or Gloggnitz (23 km).  Every hiker can individually compile his route and return from one of the stations via train back to the starting point. A special experience are the many incomparable vantage points as well as the beautiful landscape of the Semmering region . At Semmering station, visit the new information center and learn more about the World Heritage Semmering Railway and surrounding landscape. (Source: semmering.com)

The Semmering Railway, built over 41 km of high mountains between 1848 and 1854, is one of the greatest feats of civil engineering from this pioneering phase of railway building. The high standard of the tunnels, viaducts and other works has ensured the continuous use of the line up to the present day. It runs through a spectacular mountain landscape and there are many fine buildings designed for leisure activities along the way, built when the area was opened up due to the advent of the railway.