"the closest real mountains for tourists in Vienna" Top 5 Page for this destination Semmering by globetrott

Semmering Travel Guide: 82 reviews and 391 photos

Semmering is a mountain-massiv in a distance of 70 km south of Vienna. The trainline that was built over this mouintain in the 19th century recently became a UNESCO- World Heritage
Semmering is also a village, where you may go for skiing in winter and start various hikings in summertime...

Schneeberg is a mountain closeby Semmering and a train gets you uphill from Puchberg

Rax is another well-known area for summer- and wintersports: A Cablecar gets you uphill and you may walk in a scenic landscape and enjoy real Edelweiss in the alpine-garden.

  • Last visit to Semmering: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 17, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Hello, Michael! ><>< Thanks for your great story and pictures... I was very impressed....

  • grau's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    This is a very interesting page, with lots of superb pics and useful tips. Best regards from Kleinzell1 Maggy

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 12:36 PM

    seems like very picturesque place to visit. to be true i remember good the bridges :-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Michael, very interesting page about the Semmering. I especially find the transportation tips helpful. As you know I only made it to Muerzzuschlag on a daytrip from Vienna. :-)

  • seamandrew's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    A wonderful page Michael! Definitely a place we need to visit to see the Edelweiss! I had some butterflies do the same to me atop Sonnenstein on the Traunsee.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2007 at 10:26 AM

    Edelweiss and a delicious pastry with hiking in between sounds excellent!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:37 PM

    Your page makes me want to go and see the Edelweiss and the grashoppers myself. Wonderful pics and stories!

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM

    Unfortunately I did not visit the Semmering while I was living/working in Vienna for 2 years (the reason is that my home is near Innsbruck) but it is really interesting and shows that Vienna is in some sense an Alpine city.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:30 AM

    Hi Michael, Semmering is a beautiful place which I will visit it if I were to come to vienna again :)

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2007 at 7:07 AM

    A visit to a train museum then coffee and applestrudel in the beautiful Austrian countryside, with those wonderful mountains in Semmering sounds so appealing right now writing from hot & humid Budapest! Tim

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