Semmering Railroad

Semmering Railroad, photo by Herbert Ortner
Semmering Railroad (photo by Herbert Ortner)
 

Semmering Railway, located in eastern Austria, is one of the world’s most scenic railways. It is also historically important for its pioneering role in the civil engineering of railroads.

The railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose dedication describes its significance: “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 railway can be accessed either rom Vienna or from Graz and passes by the town of Semmering, one of the best-known alpine resorts in the region.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Hotel Payerbacherhof

Set in Payerbach in the Lower Austria Region, 18 km from the Semmering Ski Area, Hotel Payerbacherhof features a children's playground and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Average score from 106 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$55

 
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Payerbach Apartments

Payerbach Apartments offers pet-friendly accommodation in Payerbach. Semmering is 7 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided in each apartment. All units feature a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$51

 
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Ferienwohnung am Sonnhof

Situated 2.3 km from Zau[:ber:]g Kabinenbahn in Semmering, this apartment features a terrace with mountain views. Providing free private parking, the apartment is 2.4 km from 4-er Sportbahn Blauer Blitz. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$60

 
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Gasthaus Blunzenwirt

Featuring free WiFi, Gasthaus Blunzenwirt offers pet-friendly accommodation in Breitenstein, 2.8 km from Semmering. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$37

 
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Haus Elena am Semmering

Haus Elena am Semmering is located in Steinhaus am Semmering amid the Semmering ski and hiking area, just 250 metres from the Steinhaus Train Station and a 3-minute drive from the exit of the S6 expressway. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$85

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ferienwohnung Fany

Ferienwohnung Fany

Located in Reichenau, this apartment features a balcony and views of the garden and is 1 km from the Rax Cable Car and 19 km from the Semmering Ski Area. A bus stop is in front of the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$72

$729.8
Landhaus Blauer Spatz Reichenau an der Rax

Landhaus Blauer Spatz Reichenau an der Rax

Offering free WiFi and free use of its sauna, Landhaus Blauer Spatz is located in Reichenau an der Rax, only 5-minute drive from the Rax Cable Car. It features a quiet garden with a sun terrace. Average score from 293 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$68

 
$689.5
Ferienwohnung am Sonnhof

Ferienwohnung am Sonnhof

Situated 2.3 km from Zau[:ber:]g Kabinenbahn in Semmering, this apartment features a terrace with mountain views. Providing free private parking, the apartment is 2.4 km from 4-er Sportbahn Blauer Blitz. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$60

 
$609.3
Das Onkel Fritz

Das Onkel Fritz

A 3-minute walk from the centre of Spital am Semmering, the 3-star superior hotel Onkel Fritz is 800 metres from the Stuhleck Ski and Hiking Area. It offers a small spa area including a Sanarium, an infrared cabin and a relaxation room. Average score from 121 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$59 - $121

 
$599.0
Haus Shabby Chic

Haus Shabby Chic

Set in Spital am Semmering, this holiday home is 600 metres from Stuhleckbahn. The property is 2 km from Promibahn Kaltenbach and boasts views of the mountain. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$75

$758.9
Villa zur Zufriedenheit

Villa zur Zufriedenheit

Villa zur Zufriedenheit offers pet-friendly accommodation in Semmering, 500 metres from Zau[:ber:]g Kabinenbahn. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$55

 
$558.8
Kaiserhof

Kaiserhof

Land-Pension Kaiserhof is located in the small village of Prein, located in Southern Lower Austria between the Rax and Semmering mountains. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$62 - $109

 
$628.8
Pension Landhaus Semmering

Pension Landhaus Semmering

Set in Semmering in the Lower Austria Region, 500 metres from Zau[:ber:]g Kabinenbahn Cable CAr, Pension Landhaus Semmering features a hot tub and ski-to-door access. Free WiFi is available. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 244 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$84

 
$848.8
Hotel Payerbacherhof

Hotel Payerbacherhof

Set in Payerbach in the Lower Austria Region, 18 km from the Semmering Ski Area, Hotel Payerbacherhof features a children's playground and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Average score from 106 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$55

 
$558.4
Pension Central Semmering

Pension Central Semmering

Offering a ski-to-door access, Pension Central Semmering is 100 metres from the Zau[:ber:]g Kabinenbahn cable car and 400 metres from 4-er Sportbahn Blauer Blitz chair lift. Average score from 140 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$67

 
$678.4
Alpenhof Hotel Semmering

Alpenhof Hotel Semmering

Style, tradition and elegance are hallmarks of the Alpenhof Hotel Semmering, located on the sunny side of the Semmering overlooking a beautiful Alpine panorama. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Average score from 666 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$62 - $90

 
$628.2
Seminar-Park-Hotel Hirschwang

Seminar-Park-Hotel Hirschwang

Seminar-Park-Hotel Hirschwang is set in a park at the foot of the Rax Plateau, a 30-minute drive from the Semmering Ski Area. The spa area offers a sauna, a steam bath and an infrared cabin. A fitness centre and free WiFi are also available. Average score from 89 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$68 - $132

 
$688.1
Sporthotel am Semmering

Sporthotel am Semmering

Located halfway between Vienna and Graz, Sporthotel am Semmering offers direct access to the ski slopes and hiking trails of the Semmering. It offers free WiFi, a sauna, and a spacious indoor pool. Average score from 395 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$62 - $153

 
$628.0

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