SemmeringSemmering is an alpine pass connecting Lower Austria and Styria. The Semmering railway is an UNESCO site heritage as it is the first high alpine mountain railway.
The Semmering region encompasses the municipalities Gloggnitz, Payerbach, Maria Schutz, Semmering in Lower Austria and Spital, Mürzzuschlag, Neuberg, Mürzsteg in Styria.
By train with the Semmering railway (Semmeringbahn) either from Vienna or Graz. The Semmering is a mere 100km away from both cities.
Karl VI Monumentaddress: SemmeringEmperor Karl VI ordered the first Semmering road to be built in 1728 for faster connection between Vienna and the south. The emperor visited and used the newly-opened road on 21 June 1728.
Rax-Schneeberg GroupThe mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps are the closest mountains to Vienna. In the summer they are a traditional hiking destination. There are also some possible mountain bike routes. Refer to the Keltenkalk guide for the climbing areas. In winter several cross-country skiing routes traverse these mountains.
phone: +43 664 39 20 068address: Kirchensteig 3The former Benedectine monastery sits elevated on a rock in middle of Gloggnitz. It is a popular site for weddings.
Semmering railwayThe railway solved a big challenge for civil engineering from the 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 historical name is Trieste Route as it connected Vienna with the Adriatic Sea.
Wallfahrtskirche Maria SchutzThe sanctuary place was built after the water allegedly cured the plague. In 1728 it was rebuilt, and had severe damage after a fire in 1826 and an earth quake in 1837. Since 1925 it has incorporated a Passionistes monastery.
1. Wiener HochquellenwasserleitungThe water pipe for Vienna was built in 1872 and there are two tunnels for its flow around Gloggnitz.
phone: +43 2666-52528address: Hauptstraße 28, 2651 Reichenau/RaxThe festival-performances are mostly theatre-plays in German language from Austrian writers around 1900. There are more than 100 performances of four different plays, a few piano recitals and artist's presentations. Performances take place in two different locations, the old theatre-hall (391 seats) and the new open arena (with stage in the centre, 305 seats), both in the same festival building.
SportsThe Semmering has two nearby ski resorts, of the two the Zauberberg is more popular as it is closer to Vienna. The Stuhleck area however offers more possibilities.
Ski resort ZauberbergThe Hirschenkogel mountain features 14km of downhill slopes, including a split park for fun-ski and snowboarders. It has huge artificial snow facilities to provide skiing possibilities even in winters with less snow fall in eastern austria. It hosts World Cup Slalom events.
Ski resort Stuhleck - SemmeringThe Stuhleck mountain has several snow and fun parks. Ten lifts operate on a total of 24km downhill slopes from which 18 km are classified as blue, i.e. easy. The highest station is at 1774 m. There are several huts for lunch or afternoon breaks.
Mountainbikepark SemmeringIn the summer time the slopes are ready for down hill gear.
phone: +43 2664 24 71address: 2680 Semmering PasshöheLearn to ski or snowboard.
phone: +43 3853-764address: 8684 Spital / SemmeringOffers courses for ski and snowboard from apprentice level on.
phone: +43 2664 2320address: Passhöhe 271Simple affordable Austrian food for everyone.
phone: +43 2663 8206address: 2642 Maria Schutz Nr. 2The restaurant fabricates hand made "Klosterkrapfen".
phone: +43 2664 8181The chef Michael Hackl earned praise for his regional qualitative food. The menu offers plenty of choices between modern and traditional cuisine. The service is mostly handled by apprentice from the nearby tourism school, which may lack in professionalism. The desserts are recommended. The restaurant mostly sees hotel guests.
phone: +43 2664 20030address: Zauberberg 2
Cafe Pub Iglu Pinguinphone: +43 2664 8041address: Zauberberg 1, SemmeringAprès ski.
phone: +43 676 84622312address: Zauberberg 1, 2680 SemmeringAn après ski bar.
phone: +43 2664 8181address: Hochstraße 32Is a historic 4 stars hotel in the centre, which opened in 1888 and got enlarged since. For the restaurant of the hotel see above.
phone: +43 2664 2512address: Hochstraße 267Focussed on organic food and living.
phone: +43 2666 52430address: Hauptstraße 2The Hotel is located at the foot of the Rax mountain. The dinner menu that one can opt in on a per day base has two options with one being vegetarian. The breakfast is included and offers plenty of choices ranging from good Austrian bred with butter and marmalade, eggs, healthy fruits to müsli. The guests facilities include a sauna and a whirl pool.
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