Safety informationYour hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:
When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).
Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.
Tips and hintsYou may like to hike the adjoining routes:
Viennese Alps in Lower Austria, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960
Tourismusbüro Semmering, www.semmering.at, +43 / 2664 / 20025
Tourismusbüro Reichenau an der Rax, www.reichenau.at, +43 / 2666 / 5220625
Getting thereIf you are travelling from Vienna on the A2 via the S6 towards Semmering/Bruck a.d. Mur/Neunkirchen West then leave the Schnellstraße at the Maria Schutz exit and follow the signs to Semmering. If you are travelling from Graz on the A9, take the S35 towards Peggau/Deutschfeistritz/Bruck a.d. Mur. When at the exit onto the S6 towards Vienna and at the Spital a. Semmering exit, leave the Schnellstraße and follow the signs to Semmering.
ParkingCar parking is available at the Zauberberg in Semmering valley station.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAlways bring suitable maps. Always wear appropriate, sturdy footwear, bring sun and rain protection and water, as well as a little something to eat. Bring your mobile phone with you and save the mountain rescue emergency number: 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.