The Semmering Railway, built over 41 km of high
mountains between 1848 and 1854, is one of the greatest feats of civil
engineering from this pioneering phase of railway building. The high
standard of the tunnels, viaducts and other works has ensured the
continuous use of the line up to the present day. It runs through a
spectacular mountain landscape and there are many fine buildings
designed for leisure activities along the way, built when the area was
opened up due to the advent of the railway.