Traditional - Alpine - Cultivated
We tell you stories of the mountains south of Vienna...
A region that is so rich in history like the one of Semmering-Rax-Schneeberg has many stories to tell...
People love stories, and we have the advantage of not being forced to invent some. So let us tell you about the following:
* Of fresh mountain air and summertime,
* Of skiing and climbing,
* Of ancient times and future dreams,
* Of adventures and peaceful talks,
* Of histories for young and old.
The region of the Semmering-Rax-Schneeberg mountains is one of the oldest destinations for tourism in Austria. A traditional target for the Viennese during the hot summer months as well as an inspiring retreat for artists, the region has made itself a name across the country. Today still, the regional architecture is marked by this period. Past achievements, like the first mountain railway "World Heritage Semmeringbahn", are a fundamental part of regional identity. People are proud of their history and the "relics" from the golden Age.
The three "home mountains of the Viennese", with their 2.000m in altitude, offer a first glance of the alpine landscape for people coming from the East. Countless hiking tours, mountain top experiences, climbing places and ski slopes invite you for a "mountainous" adventure - in summer and winter alike.
Culture certainly is a buzzword in the Semmering-Rax-Schneeberg region. The "golden age" as a summer resort for artists and patrons continues to have its effects upon the current cultural calendar.
Culinary regional delights, like the Latschen schnapps or the typical Heurigen snack, leave no wishes unfulfilled either.