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On a recent trip to Vienna I found that the rail journey to Semmering now commences at the newly-renovated main Vienna station - the Hauptbahnhof. Meidling was obviously used more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Criagendinnie
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The train ride on this UNESCO world heritage rail is okay but it is not overwhelming. You will get some views on mountains and valleys but probably it would be nicer to rent a car if you want to visit the area. The problem also is that you after such a long ride from Vienna (2 hours) would like to... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

On a recent trip to Vienna I found that the rail journey to Semmering now commences at the newly-renovated main Vienna station - the Hauptbahnhof. Meidling was obviously used more when works at the Hbf were in progress. This makes the journey much simpler as the Hbf can be reached from the town centre at Karlsplatz with the U1 line.... More 

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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I rode the train from Vienna Meddling Station to Murzzuschlag where there is a museum about the building of the Semmering Railway along with lots of rolling stock and locomotives that were involved in the construction of the Semmering,the ride was interesting because we could see some of the viaducts and bridges and obviously the tunnels,it was a rainy day... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

After reading all the reviews we were very disappointed with the scenery. We travelled on the slow Sunday train expecting fabulous scenery. The continuation normal train to salzburg was more scenic.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

While staying at the Pan Hans in Semmering, Austria I took a day trip to Vienna on the train. It was something I'll never forget. We passed through tunnels, saw awesome vistas, adorable villages and homes and vineyards. I highly recommend this and would love to do it again!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You can blast along the Semmering Railway at 150 km per hour while watching the overhead screen or you can enjoy a more leisurely pace while taking in spectacular alpine views through the windows of a vintage train (1952 BR1040) that runs every Sunday through October 14th between Vienna's Hauptbanhof station and picturesque Murzzuschlag. It's a comfortable ride in the... More 

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Prerov, Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Mountain railways was amazing. The train goes through a beautiful landscape of mountains perform differently long tunnels.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

While staying in Vienna we decided to journey to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Semmering Railway, which travels over the Semmering pass between Vienna and Graz. Trains leave from the Meidling station, so this entailed a tram journey from Central Vienna. We chose a journey which did not involve a change of train en route and enjoyed the... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What more can I say, it's Austria! The train journey from vienna to simmering itself was like the appetizer - a spectacular introduction to what will come. From beginning to end of trek, it's breathtaking view of forest, cows grazing the meadows, mountains, pretty little houses on mountain slopes and of course the piece d' resistance - the simmering railway... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We bought our train tickets in the tourist info place in Vienna but the timetable is a little difficult to understand so we ended up on the wrong train and had to sit for an hour on a station up the line. Finally caught the correct train and thoroughly enjoyed the ride up to Semmering. Best views were from the... More 

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