The impressive railway hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage Semmering Railway can also be explored in winter with snowshoes.

Statistics

6 - 7

hrs

870

m

1,277

m

24

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

The railway hiking trail along the Semmering Railway is very popular.

This snowshoe hike starts directly on the railway hiking trail and offers views of the legendary structures of this first mountain railway in the world.

After the start at Semmering railway station, the first highlight awaits the hiker is the double rider's station, from which you have a beautiful view of the Adlitzgraben.

Continue along the railway to the famous Kalte Rinne Viaduct.

Immediately afterwards you pass the Krausel-Klause-Viadukt and hike comfortably to Breitenstein.

Here you leave the railway hiking trail and cross the Kreuzberg and the Payerbachgraben to reach the World Heritage community of Payerbach, where numerous excursion destinations await you around the Semmeringbahn.

This snowshoe hike has a lot to offer, with a length of around 20 kilometres and a walking time of around 6 hours it should not be underestimated and requires good physical condition. Snowshoes, rucksack with rucksack, light, mobile phone, lighter, map material, winter-suitable hiking boots, a cable tie or a piece of wire for a temporary repair is often sufficient for small breakdowns in the equipment.