Holidays in tune with nature and tradition

The health resort of Semmering in Lower Austria attracts people from near and far. In the past, Emperor Karl I and famous artists like Oskar Kokoschka or Arthur Schnitzler spend their holidays here. Today the region has become popular among active vacationers and all those in search of rest and relaxation. Vintage car and rally fans know the Semmering like the back of their hand. What's more, the healthy climate promises a wonderful stay just perfect for restoring your energies.

Vienna is only one driving hour away. Scenic Semmering nestles at 960 meters above sea level, and makes a marvelous base for unlimited skiing, walking or wellness holidays at the heat of nature. One of the most famous landmarks is Grand Hotel Panhans located on the Zauberberg ski slope – where the delicious Panhans cake is served.

Walking and biking paradise

In summer the Semmering holiday region stands for endless cycling and mountain biking: a real heaven especially for downhill and free-ride mountain bikers. More leisurely routes are located on the valley bottom. Walkers and hikers choose from a myriad of excellent walking trails and hiking paths for all preferences. Nature exploration, fresh and healthy air plus uninterrupted panoramic views await you at the scenic Milleniumswarte vantage point, overlooking the Rax-Semmering-Schneeberg mountain range, the Viennese Basin and Lake Neusiedlersee.

A highlight not to be missed is a ride in the historical Semmeringbahn railway dating back to the year 1854. Later it was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. A splendid hiking trail leads along the scenic Ghega Railway Track Hike. A monument of the designer Carl Ritter von Ghega can be found at the Semmering train station, as well as a small but fine Semmeringbahn Museum.

Snow galore on Zauberberg

Emperor Karl I gave skiing a try on the famous Panhans slope in 1908. Nowadays, guests can choose from much more spectacular skiing terrain for all abilities. The Hirschenkogel ski mountain – also known as "Zauberberg" – hosts breathtaking Alpine Ski World Cup races, featuring a state-of-the-art floodlight system. The area boasts some 30 hectares of skiable terrain suitable for beginners, advanced, families and real experts – be it skiers, snowboarders or off-piste riders. The scenic Semmering-Rax-Schneeberg makes a wonderful spot for memorable mountain holidays. Additionally, a 3 kilometer long toboggan run awaits you here, leading past varied theme stations revolving around legends - accompanied by light effects and music of the spheres. And after an exciting day in the snow you are ready to sample mouth-watering sweets or hearty snacks served in countless quaint mountain huts or inns with wonderful sunbathing terraces.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

SPRING WAKE AT THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN HIKING UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

The spices of the fresh mountain air invite you to relax and regain energy.
Information about all the hikings in and around the Semmering mountain can be found at the tourism office.

TIP: Hike up the the PINKENKOGEL mountain
Leave everyday life behind and enjoy the fresh, unspoilt mountain air.:

The MAGIC MOUNTAIN CABIN RAILWAY

On Saturday, May 12, 2007, the summer season starts with the entire offer: bike park, roller coaster alleys and hiking

OPENING HOURS

from JUNE-SEPTEMBER: daily from 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
OCTOBER: Wednesday till Sunday from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

EVENTS PREVIEW

June 16: Promi Downhill 2007
June 24: Enduro Challenge
July 8: Magic Mountain Loop 2007
August 18-19: 24 hours Downhill
Sept. 29-30: Magic Mountain Downhill

more information at: 0043/2664/8038

CULTURE AT THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

HOCHSTRASSEN MUSEUM ARTISTS & AUTHOR WEEK AT THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

* Friday, June 1 at 4.00 p.m. at the Hotel Belvedere
Magic Mountain star meeting - poets, thinkers - reading
* Saturday June 2 at 11.00 a.m. at the Hotel Belvedere
Matinee magic mountain star meeting - reading
* Saturday June 2 at 4.00 p.m. at the spa hotel Dr. Stühlinger
Vernissage of the winners of the ZAUBERBERG PAINTINGS
* Sunday June 3 at 4.00 p.m. at the panorama hotel Wagner
reading
* Monday June 4 at 4.00 p.m. at the dancing bar Hotel Panhans
Heart affairs - 4th youth culture summer party
* Tuesday June 5 at 4.00 p.m. at the art déco villa Löffler
Serious & funny stuff - reading
* Wednesday June 6 at 4.00 p.m. at the panorama hotel Wagner
reading
* Thursday June 7 at 4.00 p.m. at the spa hotel Dr. Stühlinger
reading
* Friday June 8 at 4.00 p.m. at the hotel Belvedere
Humor and satire - reading
* Saturday June 9 at 4.00 p.m. at the café Wien, hotel Panhans
Literary samplings from the ZAUBERSPIEGEL - images of our time
WINTER FUN IN THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS!
Snow & Fun - Day & Night
The modern magic mountain cabin lift as well as the 4 chair lift "Blauer Blitz" will comfortably and safely transport you up the Hirschkogel mountain.
Europe's largest night piste offer as well as the adventure toboggan run down from the Hirschkogel make your holiday stay here an unforgettable experience.

No traffic jam up the Semmering mountain - no jams at the lifts - cosy, relaxing holidays while skiing, snow-boarding or cross-country skiiing .... enjoy the open natural scenery.

Clear winter air, snow-covered culture landscape for bon vivants and those looking for recreation.
All non-skiers and individualists of course have the possibility to spend the cold time of the year in the "magic mountains".
Cross-country skiiing runs, horse sleigh rides, well tended winter hiking paths or the Vital Club at the hotel Panhans account for a different type of holiday experience away from the slopes.
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Arrival & Address

The village Semmering is situated only 7 km from the S 6 Semmering motorway (and only 90 km from Vienna!)
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railway station Semmering: more than 20 trains stop per day from direction Vienna or Graz
the airport Vienna - Schwechat is only 100 km away (please contact also our taxis on Semmering for the transport to your hotel)
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+43 512 5351 553

Daily from 8 am - 9 pm
Tourismusbüro Kurverwaltung
Passhöhe 248
2680 Semmering, Austria