Wonderful snowshoe hike in the Semmering-Rax area, from Prein via Thalhof and the Liechtensteinerstraße to the health resort Semmering.


5 - 6









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The Raxalpenhof in Prein is the ideal starting point for snowshoe hikes.

Not only the location is ideal for hiking on the Rax or the Kreuzberg, in winter you also have the possibility to rent snowshoe equipment in the wellness seminar hotel Raxalpenhof.

The hike is suitable for hikers in good condition, as it takes a long time.

From the very beginning, the route climbs through the Hollensteingraben and continues along the Liechtensteinerstraße and through the Rotgraben.

Here you are far away from the stress of everyday life and can enjoy the peace and quiet and the view.

A moderate descent leads to the climatic health resort Semmering, where numerous hotels, inns and restaurants invite you to stay and the winter sports area at Hirschenkogel provides variety.

Those who can resist this offer can take the train via the Semmering Railway's World Heritage route via Payerbach back to the starting point in Prein. Snowshoes, rucksack with rations, winter-suitable hiking boots, light, mobile phone, lighter, mapsFor small breakdowns in equipment, a cable tie or a piece of wire is often enough for a makeshift repair.

It is recommended that you always carry basic avalanche equipment in the mountains.