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Semmering Rail Walk - Semmering Railway

Semmering, Austria

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: 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. The Semmering Railway Hiking Trail is one of the most beautiful hikes in Austria. It is one of the oldest and most breathtaking railway routes in the world and connects the towns of Gloggnitz and Mürzzuschlag. The hiking trail is unique and allows visitors to experience a unique combination of culture and nature.

The hiking trail runs along the old Semmering railway line, which was built in the 19th century as one of the first railway lines in the world. The line is a technical masterpiece and a must for every railway fan. The hiking trail leads through the enchanting Semmering Valley with its picturesque mountain seas, forests and meadows.

The hiking trail is in good condition and can be hiked in both directions. It is suitable for all ages and levels of experience and has a well-developed network of paths. The entire hiking trail is well signposted and there are also several information boards along the way that provide information about the history of the Semmering Railway.

There are many interesting sights along the hiking trail. These include the medieval castles, old palaces, churches and many other interesting places. The hiking trail also offers beautiful vantage points from which you can enjoy an impressive view over the valley and the mountains.

The Semmering Railway Hiking Trail is an unforgettable experience and a must for every nature lover. The hiking trail is an ideal combination of culture, nature and technology, offering a unique experience. It is definitely worth a visit.