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Private Semmering Railway Hike

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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • Live Guide
  • 8.25 hr

We'll hike the route of the world's first mountain railway, the UNESCO listed 'Semmeringbahn', completed in 1854. Breathe alpine fresh mountain air and take in soulful views & wondrous feats of human engineering in Lower Austria's highest region. Suitable for railway, nature & hiking enthusiasts alike, our tour gets you out of Vienna and into the wild. From beautiful alpine vistas to marvellous viaducts and bridges intricately woven into the mountain landscape. The Semmering Railway is a photographer's dream and one of the best places to go hiking near Vienna. I am a trained first aider & wildlife biologist, so let me guide you safely through the hills and forests - no organisation, stress, nor clock watching required. Disengage your brain and plug into nature instead!

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: BahnhofCity Wien Hauptbahnhof

We meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s central railway station, the ‘Hauptbanhof’, for initial introductions before boarding the train to Semmering. En route we'll have plenty of time to talk about the upcoming hike and to get to know each other better!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At:

The first stage of our hiking route takes us from Semmering to what is arguably the most famous & spectacular viewpoint of the entire railway, one that was immortalised on the old 20 schilling note used in Austria before they adopted the euro. Perhaps the most impressive visual spectacle along the entire Semmering Railway (and there’s a lot of competition in this category!) is the mighty two-tiered Kalte Rinne Viaduct. While railway enthusiasts may already be aware of this magnificent feat of engineering, anyone can appreciate how beautifully it has blended with nature, thanks to the visionary designer, Carl von Ghega.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Breitenstein am Semmering

At the end of the hike, we stop for much deserved refreshments at a traditional Austrian tavern, where beer is served – hooray! On our return journey back to Vienna we use regional trains to enjoy the rest of the mountain railway and its gorgeous views at a nice relaxed pace. You’ll arrive back to Vienna’s main station at around 5pm.

Duration: 3 hour