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Semmering

Semmering

Description

Discover Semmering, a beautiful recreation area that used to be the summer resort of Vienna’s upper class. Today, you can go on hiking tours on countless paths and relax while taking in the beautiful views.
Visit to Zauberberg
We take you to Semmering and the Zauberberg valley station. The cable car takes us up 1340 m high Hirschenkogel, affording a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time for lunch in the panorama restaurant or to climb the stairs to the “Millennium” viewing platform.  Admire the splendid view and unspoilt nature.
Afterwards, we will take the cable car back down into the valley - but if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can rent a mountain cart and ride down on your own!
 
World Cultural Heritage site Semmering Railway
A guided tour provides insights into the Semmering Railway’s fascinating history. Learn about the obstacles that had to be overcome to plan the route, the tragedies that accompanied its construction, and hear how Europe’s first mountain railway with a standard gauge track was built in only six years. The Semmering Railway is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. A short walking tour takes us to the view that once decorated the (now obsolete) 20 schilling banknote: a viaduct of 184 metres length and 46 metres height.
 
Maria Schutz pilgrimage church
After this extensive tour, our bus will take us to Maria Schutz, Lower Austria’s largest pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Visit the baroque hall church with its mighty two-steeple façade and a healing spring behind the high altar. At the end of our tour, we will treat you to a Krapfen – an Austrian doughnut-like specialty filled with apricot jam.

Itinerary

This tour will take us about 1 ½ hours south of Vienna, to the former summer resort of Vienna’s upper class. Spend a day in nature and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. After going up Zauberberg with the cable car, you will have some time to have lunch or relax. Adventure seekers have the possibility to rent a mountain cart to ride down the mountain, all others take the cable car.
Learn about the history of Semmering Railway and reach the impressive view of “20-Schilling-Blick” after a little walk. The tour will have its finale in Maria Schutz, a pilgrimage site, where you will be invited to a “Krapfen”, a yeast dough dessert filled with apricot jam, which is typical for this area. The tour ends in Vienna.

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Pickup

Vienna State Opera (metro lines U1/U2/U4, station Karlsplatz)
Südtiroler Platz / bus terminal, bus platform A7 & A8, B7 & B8  (metro line U1, station Südtiroler Platz)
On request free pickup:
- from your hotel or
- from the Vienna State Opera (30 mins before departure)
and transfer to the departure point.
AS OF 01 April 2018 PICKUPS FROM HOTELS ARE NO LONGER OFFERED

Dropoff

Vienna State Opera (metro lines U1/U2/U4, station Karlsplatz)

Things to bring

Please bring solid shoes and a rain cover.

Inclusions

• Cable car ride included
• Free time for lunch, taking a walk or a ride with a mountain cart
• Guided tour about the Semmering Railway
• Short walk to the “20-Schilling-Blick”
• Try the Austrian delicacy “Krapfen”

Exclusions

Mountain carts and 'monster rollers' can be rented for € 3,- at Hirschenkogel (subject to availability). Use at your own risk. For children from age 8.

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Start: 9:45 AM

Language: English

Duration: 7 Hours