The Semmering Train Line

 

The Semmering Train Line



The Semmering Train Line is over 150 years old. But not only its age distinguishes the train line of 41 kilometres in length from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag: 1854 it was the World's first mountain railway line and 1998 it was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

Already in its heydays the Semmering Train Line was considered a "harmonious combination of technology and nature". In an impressing and fascinating way it meanders past steep rock faces, crosses bridges and viaduct, disappears again and again in one of the 15 tunnels and offers fantastic views of the region around Semmering.