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Great quick sightseeing or ski trip from Vienna

We were in Vienna and wanted to do a quick ski trip so we took the RailJet trip to Semmering (a little over an hour each way) and enjoyed the ride as much as the skiing. A great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
InTheMuskokas
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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Vienna and wanted to do a quick ski trip so we took the RailJet trip to Semmering (a little over an hour each way) and enjoyed the ride as much as the skiing. A great way to see the foothills of the Alps while you are in Vienna for a short time. Note that, for mountain veterans,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The train ride on this UNESCO world heritage rail is okay but it is not overwhelming. You will get some views on mountains and valleys but probably it would be nicer to rent a car if you want to visit the area. The problem also is that you after such a long ride from Vienna (2 hours) would like to... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

On a recent trip to Vienna I found that the rail journey to Semmering now commences at the newly-renovated main Vienna station - the Hauptbahnhof. Meidling was obviously used more when works at the Hbf were in progress. This makes the journey much simpler as the Hbf can be reached from the town centre at Karlsplatz with the U1 line.... More 

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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I rode the train from Vienna Meddling Station to Murzzuschlag where there is a museum about the building of the Semmering Railway along with lots of rolling stock and locomotives that were involved in the construction of the Semmering,the ride was interesting because we could see some of the viaducts and bridges and obviously the tunnels,it was a rainy day... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

After reading all the reviews we were very disappointed with the scenery. We travelled on the slow Sunday train expecting fabulous scenery. The continuation normal train to salzburg was more scenic.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

While staying at the Pan Hans in Semmering, Austria I took a day trip to Vienna on the train. It was something I'll never forget. We passed through tunnels, saw awesome vistas, adorable villages and homes and vineyards. I highly recommend this and would love to do it again!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

You can blast along the Semmering Railway at 150 km per hour while watching the overhead screen or you can enjoy a more leisurely pace while taking in spectacular alpine views through the windows of a vintage train (1952 BR1040) that runs every Sunday through October 14th between Vienna's Hauptbanhof station and picturesque Murzzuschlag. It's a comfortable ride in the... More 

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Prerov, Czech republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Mountain railways was amazing. The train goes through a beautiful landscape of mountains perform differently long tunnels.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

While staying in Vienna we decided to journey to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Semmering Railway, which travels over the Semmering pass between Vienna and Graz. Trains leave from the Meidling station, so this entailed a tram journey from Central Vienna. We chose a journey which did not involve a change of train en route and enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

What more can I say, it's Austria! The train journey from vienna to simmering itself was like the appetizer - a spectacular introduction to what will come. From beginning to end of trek, it's breathtaking view of forest, cows grazing the meadows, mountains, pretty little houses on mountain slopes and of course the piece d' resistance - the simmering railway... More 

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