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Fantastic area

Picture perfect area of lower Austrian alps. Perfect area for both train and hiking... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
LozatWoz
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Bunbury, Australia
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Good but not great

My daughter and I wanted to check out the scenery on the Semmering train and to escape the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Bill H
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Picture perfect area of lower Austrian alps. Perfect area for both train and hiking enthusiasts Very easy to reach from Vienna using with best views on left side of train heading to Semmering and obviously right side when returning to Vienna Some great and well...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure why Lonely Planet raves about this journey so much. I am a rail enthusiast and appreciate that it is historic and that it is the first alpine railway in Europe, but you can’t really see the tunnels or bridges from the train....More

4  Thank Owen B
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to check out the scenery on the Semmering train and to escape the congestion of Vienna. To get the best views sit on the left side of the train going to Semmering and on the right side going to Vienna....More

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed March 8, 2018

You can now buy a combined train ticket, post bus ticket and lift pass for €68 from any Vienna OBB ticket office. Boots and skis cost about €40. So yesterday I had a full day’s skiing for around €100. I caught the 7:53 train from...More

2  Thank Dorset46
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Took my family and a friend for a day trip to Semmering from the Meidling station in Wien 5 Adults and a child cost 184 Euro return (child is actually free) - There's the normal ticketing machine of course, but also a great info centre...More

4  Thank DeonR
Reviewed March 23, 2017

I wholly agree with the previous review - a day's skiing is quite a straightforward option. Top tips: get the 7.58 train to Murzzuschlag, just beyond Semmering. Then get the post bus to Stuhleck. It's a small resort, but ideal for a day and was...More

3  Thank Dorset46
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were in Vienna and wanted to do a quick ski trip so we took the RailJet trip to Semmering (a little over an hour each way) and enjoyed the ride as much as the skiing. A great way to see the foothills of the...More

13  Thank InTheMuskokas
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...More

8  Thank Søren T
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...More

9  Thank Criagendinnie
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...More

4  Thank frau
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