Walking in the Viennese Alps should be a completely safe and beautiful experience. Therefore, please note the following:
Trail conditions: Forest route
Make sure that your choice of route matches your hiking experience and your physical condition. Check the weather forecast. In the mountains, the weather can change surprisingly quickly. For this reason, make sure you are well-equipped (e.g. bring rain protection).
Check that the huts and refreshment stations that you want to visit along the way will be open. Tell someone which route you have chosen, and when you hope to return, before you set off.
Tips and hints
Hiking maps of Semmering are available for €1 from the tourist office.
Tourismusbüro Semmering, www.semmering.at, +43 / 2664 / 20025
Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, www.wieneralpen.at +43 / 2622 / 78960
Go down the A2 motorway to the S6 Semmering dual carriageway, and take the Maria Schutz exit. Turn right, onto the L4168. Continue down Semmering/L4168 and Semmeringstrasse. Turn right, onto Bahnhofstrasse.
Go down the S6 Semmering dual carriageway, and take the Spital/Semmering exit. Turn left, onto Semmering Ersatz Strasse/B306. Continue along the B306. At the roundabout, go straight on to Semmering. Continue along Passstrasse – this turns slightly to the right and changes into Semmering. Turn left, onto Bahnhofstrasse.
ParkingParking facilities are available at Semmering station.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentBring a suitable map. Wear suitable, sturdy shoes, and bring sun and rain protection, as well as water and a bite to eat. Bring your mobile phone, and save the emergency number of the mountain rescue team: 140
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.