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Semmering (ski resort)

Semmering, mountain Zauberberg
Semmering, mountain Zauberberg
Location  Austria
Nearest city Vienna
Vertical 1,000 m (3,280 ft)
Runs 6.5 km - beginner
6.5 km - intermediate
1km - advanced
Lift system 3 total
Night skiing available
Website Semmering

Semmering, located in Semmering, Lower Austria, 90 km (56 mi) from Vienna, is the oldest ski resort in Europe. The resort was founded 128 years ago in 1888 and nowadays it is a classical Austrian resort of year-round operation with ski and toboggan runs for winter entertainment and modern bike park, hiking routes and mountain lakes for the summer.[1]

Winter Semmering


  • Geography 1
    • Access 1.1
  • Infrastructure 2
    • Winter season 2.1
    • Summer season 2.2
    • Accommodation 2.3
    • Panhans Grand Hotel 2.4
  • Interesting facts 3
  • References 4


Semmering is located on the border of Lower Austria and Styria at an elevation of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above sea level and surrounded with forest. Semmering city is located in Neunkirchen, about 100 km (60 mi) from Vienna.
Nearest cities


The way to Semmering lies through amazing rocks and viaducts on the one of the most beautiful and first mountain railway in the world. In addition, one could reach the resort from Vienna, located only in 1-hour journey. About 10 trains and buses run between the capital and the resort every day.

Night slopes

The nearest airport is the Shwechat airport in Vienna.


Semmering railway

Winter season

As usual, winter season starts in December and lasts until mid-April. The Semmering resort in winter is a ski village with:

  • 14 km slopes for daytime skiing (3 out of them for beginners, 10 - intermediate, 1 - black)
  • 13 km slopes for night skiing (Semmering has one of the best lightening system in Europe)
  • 12 km slopes available for racing ski
  • toboggan run of 3 km
  • snowboard park (half-pipe, quarter-pipe)

Vertical height up to 400 m (1,310 ft).

Summer season

Semmering becomes a recreation and sport center for the whole family as well as a place for extreme bike events since there is one of the best bike parks in Europe at Semmering. Semmering frequently serves as a location for great event such as Mazda MX-5 presentation or 24h race "Race the night".
For calm repose the resort offers:[2]

  • 185 km (115 mi) arranged hiking routes
  • 7 bike zones, including kids area
  • horse riding walks
  • golf course
  • SPA and wellness programs


Semmering has 19 hotels. Grand Hotel Panhans is among them, being also a sightseeing of the city.

Panhans Grand Hotel

This hotel was founded in 1888 and as far as its history counts 125 years, it hosted a lot of famous writers, artists and other bright personalities: Erzherzog Karl Franz Joseph, Oscar Kokoschka, Karl Kraus, Adolf Loos, Peter Altenberg, Arthur Shcnitzler, Stefan Zweig.

Interesting facts


  1. ^ "Official web-site". 
  2. ^ "Description of summer activities". 

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