47° 38′ 34.8″ N, 15° 49′ 51.6″ E

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The first mountain railway in Europe

UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Semmering Railway is a historic railway line located in Austria, specifically in the Semmering Pass, which is part of the Eastern Alps. The railway traverses the picturesque Semmering Pass, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine landscape. The route passes through dense forests, rocky cliffs, and charming villages, providing passengers with a scenic and memorable journey. Today, the Semmering Railway is still in operation, and you can experience the historic route by taking a train ride. The railway is part of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) network, and regular trains run between Vienna and the southern Austrian city of Graz. The journey on the Semmering Railway offers a unique blend of history, engineering marvels, and stunning scenery.

Besides the train ride, the Semmering area is also popular for outdoor activities. During the summer, visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and walking trails that crisscross the surrounding mountains. In winter, the region offers opportunities for skiing and snowboarding.

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Not all those who wander are lost.

Located in Gloggnitz and leads over the Semmering to Mürzzuschlag

How to get there:

By Train: The most convenient way to reach the Semmering Railway is by train (ironic lol). The railway is well-connected to major cities in Austria, such as Vienna and Graz. You can take a train to either of these cities and then transfer to a regional train that stops at Semmering or any other station along the Semmering Railway route.

  • From Vienna: Trains from Vienna to Semmering depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Main Station) or Wien Meidling. The journey takes approximately one hour.
  • From Graz: Trains from Graz to Semmering depart from Graz Hauptbahnhof (Graz Main Station). The journey takes around two hours.

By Car: If you prefer to drive, you can reach the Semmering Railway by car. The Semmering Pass is easily accessible by road, and there are well-marked routes leading to the various towns along the railway line. The nearest major cities with good road connections to the Semmering area are Vienna and Graz

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