If you drive to Semmering - you will immerse into a different world
World Heritage Semmering - The Landscape - The railway - The Villas
In fin de siècle at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the better Viennese society discovered the Semmering as a nearby summer resort - destination.
The place is mainly revived with the construction of the Semmering Railway, which opened 1854.
With her the Semmering was reached from Vienna barely 80 kilometers away in a few hours. The train journey along steep rock walls, over dizzying viaducts and galleries in wild romantic scenery was a spectacular experience.
The Semmering has already been estimated in the past as a destination, and the region was already to imperial times as a popular recreation area. Also artists found here again silent retreat places where their inspiration received new impetus.
The place impressed with elegant villas and an enchanting landscape backdrop. Since the turn of the century Semmering is also a winter sport region. Even today, the summer, winter, cultural and spa tourism are of great economic importance.