This scenic train route in Austria runs between Glognitz and Semmering, crossing over 16 viaducts and passing through 15 tunnels on a stretch of 5,420 m (3,4 mi).
Semmering Bahn scenic train
Semmering Bahn scenic train route
- Wiener Neustadt - Bruck an der Mur
Facilities and services
Facilities may differ per train and route.
Conditions for Eurail pass holders
Eurail passes for Austria are valid on the Semmering line. No supplement or reservation is required.
UNESCO World Heritage
On December 2, 1998, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the Semmering Railway as the world’s first railway on the world heritage list. The justification for inscription of the “Ghega Railway” read “the Semmering Railway represents an outstanding technological solution to a major physical problem in the construction of early railways”. Moreover, with the construction of the Semmering Railway, “areas of great natural beauty became more easily accessible and as a result these were developed for residential and recreational use, creating a new form of cultural landscape”.
More info at www.semmeringbahn.at.