NOTE: Please be aware that this winter walk may not be completely maintained in snowy conditions and can have patches of ice. Use at your own risk! Please equip yourself appropriately, such as with sturdy shoes, sticks, waterproof outdoor clothing, hat, etc. Make sure you have enough to drink in winter too! Be aware of it getting dark early and carefully plan your route!
From the top of the pass via the high road past Hotel Panhans to the Holy Family Parish Church and rectory. Downhill to the station and east along the track under the underpass to Wolfsbergkogel halt. Steeply uphill for a short way to the former sanatorium and the Double-ridge lookout tower and the "20 Schilling view". The view down onto Semmering Railway through the Adlitzgraben and the highest spurs of the Eastern Alps, Rax and Schneeberg, is very imposing. The path then passes through the forest above the entrance to the Wolfsbergkogel tunnel and on to the Fleischmann viaduct in Adlitzgraben. To the left the path runs uphill to the golf course and the Südbahnhotel. Continue straight on here to the top of the pass.
There are many themed notice boards on the history of Semmering Railway World Heritage Site and displays in the High Road Museum provide information about local history
The path is well made and passable all year round except in extreme wintry conditions. Take your mobile phone with you and store the emergency number for Mountain Rescue: 140
Wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Think about rain and sun protection. Make sure you take enough to drink.
Wiener Alpen in Lower Austria, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960
Semmering Tourist Office, www.semmering.at, +43 / 2664 / 20025
Here you can obtain all relevant leaflets
Coming from Vienna, take the A2 to the Seebenstein intersection and then take the S6 to the Maria Schutz/Semmering exit. Follow the L 4168 local road into Semmering and go to the top of the pass. Distance Vienna - Semmering 95 km; Graz - Semmering 100 km
Public parking is available at the top of the Semmering pass.