Suddenly, the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea could be reached from Vienna within a few hours. In addition, the train sets took the city dwellers into a mountain landscape that was almost unreal to them - the "conquest" of Rax, Stuhleck, Schneeberg & Co. had begun.
For our BergZeitReise tour tip along the railroad hiking trail that connects Gloggnitz with Mürzzuschlag, we have chosen a few real hiking delicacies.
Because the ascent of the entire, almost 40 kilometer long way falls then nevertheless rather into the category conditional master achievement!
First, we climb the imposing Polleruswand near Breitenstein, which rewards us for our efforts with a magnificent railroad and mountain panorama. Afterwards, a walk on the Semmering to the famous "20 - Schilling - Blick" must not be missed, before we visit the small Zatzkakircherl in Spital am Semmering.
Finally, we will visit the Südbahnmuseum and the new ÖBB observation tower at Mürzzuschlag station.
Attention: the map sketch shows only the ascent to the Polleruswand, the walk to the "20 Schilling Blick" and the Zatzkakircherl are not marked!
Safety informationBasically easy and safe hikes, athletic footwear recommended, Polleruswand in the summit area rocky, tw. danger of falling at the rock edge!
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Tip for emergency reporting - give answers to the six W-questions:What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the scene of the accident?
Tips and hintswww.bergzeitreise.at , www.steiermark.com/wandern
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ParkingP Polleruswand near Breitenstein, not far from Blunzenwirt, P "20 Schilling Blick" near Wolfsbergkogel station, P Zatzkakircherl near Spital am Semmering station
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EquipmentProper backpacking makes many things easier:Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!
For all hikes, be sure to wear good, ankle-high shoes!
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