Culture and leisure time

The cream of Vienna’s society has enjoyed the countryside around Schneeberg, Rax and Semmering since the middle of the nineteenth century.

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Benedictine monastery Gloggnitz
Place: Gloggnitz (16 km)

Description: You can find a two-storey gothic style building – a Benedictine monastery in the „holy“ capital of the upper Schwarzatal. The original church which served to the Benedictines from the 11th century is called the „Castle“ today.

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Driving directions: z príjazdovej cesty od hotela odbočte vľavo → prejdite Semmering → pokračujte na Greis → prejdite Greis → pokračujte na S6 → výjazd Gloggnitz

Place: Mürzzuschlag (15 km)

Description: A unique museum of its kind.

Price: Euro 29,-

Opening hours: 10:00 - 12:00 hod a 14:00 - 17:00 hod.

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Fortress Oberkapfenberg
Place: Kapfenberg (50 km)

Description: Be carried away with the history of the fortress from the 12th century.

Price: Euro 7,- / adult

Opening hours: April – October (except from Mondays) 10:00 – 17:00

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Adventures of mining
Place: Erzberg (140 km)

Description: Visit the labyrinth of mining and get to know the miners´work.

Price: Euro 14,- / adult

Opening hours: 1 May – 31 October 10:00 – 15:00 h

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Graz - Uhrturm (clock tower) a Schlossberg (castle hill)
Place: Graz (105 km)

Description: The 28 m high, originally a defensive towe and the seat of the Habsburg royal family are the main symbols of the town. The castle hill is mentioned in the Guiness book of records as the worst mineable fortress of the world.

Price: free

Opening hours: all day

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Historical railway Semmering
Place: Mürzzuschlag (15 km), Gloggnitz (15 km)

Description: The railway originated in years 1848-1854, has 41 km, 16 viaducts (most of them 2-storey), 15 tunels and 100 bridges. It was the first mountain railway on the world and in 1998 it was declared as UNESCO heritage.

Track: Mürzzuschalg → Gloggnitz or Gloggnitz → Mürzuschlag

Price: Euro 8,60

Length of the path: 41 km

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Driving directions: direction Mürzzuschlag: from the hotel´ s acces road turn right → S6 Wien/Graz/Bruck an der Mur → Graz/Bruck an der Mur → exit Mariazell/Mürzsteg/Mürzzuschlag → Heizhausgasse 2 (railway station)

direct Gloggnitz: from the hotel´ s access road turn left → pass Semmering → continue to Greis → pass Greis → continue on S6 → exit Gloggnitz → turn right on B17 Wimpassing/Gloggnitz → pass Enzenreith → turn left on Bergwerkstrasse → Bahnhof 1 (railway station)

Carriage rides in Semmering
Place: Semmering (1,5 km)

Description: Go for a carriage ride around Semmering and surrounding forests.

Price: summer season: Euro 90,- / 4 persons, Euro 100,- / 8 persons, winter season: Euro 70,- / 2 persons, Eur 90,- / 3 and more persons.

Opening hours: all year round

More information: 02664/20 44 530

Monastery Neuberg
Place: Neuberg an der Mürz (30 km)

Description: Not only the art experts will be interested in this magnificent building. The monastery has the biggest wooden roof among the churches of Austria.

Price: Euro 5,- / adult

Opening hours: all day

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Lipizzaner stallions
Place: Köflach (147 km)

Description: The home of the world famous stallions cooperating with the Spanish riding school in Vienna.

Price: Euro 14,- / adult

Opening hours: Summer season (Tuesday till Sunday): 9:00 – 17:30 , Winter season (daily): 11:00 – 15:00

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Cable car Hirschenkogel
Place: Semmering (1,9 km)

Description: The highest point of the mountain is the view tower Millenium, which offers a magnificent view on the Semmering – Rax – Schneeberg region.

Price: Euro 9,- (one-way trip), Euro 12,50 (return trip)

Opening hours: May - June – weekend: 10:00 – 18:00, July - August: 10:00 – 18:00, September - October – weekend: 10:00 – 18:00

Height: 1.340 m

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Driving directions: from the hotel´s access road turn left → then continue straight forward

Cable car on the Rax
Place: Reichenau an der Rax (28 km)

Description: Hiking place, where you can bring out to the height of 1.545 m with the cable car! It will take you to the flat area of 34 square km. This mountain flatland is rich of alpine flora in summer and invites you to relaxed hiking.

Price: Euro 18,30 / adult

Opening hours: daily

Track time: 8 minut

Height: 1.545 m

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Place: Mariazell (66 km)

Description: Visit the world known pilgrimage city with the beautiful cathedral!

Opening hours: daily 06:00 – 20:00 hod.

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Cog railway – Salamander or nostalgic steam locomotive
Place: Place: Puchberg am Schneeberg (42 km)

Description: This cog railway takes you from the climatic health resort to the mountainous paradise of Puchberg, where you can enjoy the nature, hiking trails and panorama.

Track: Track 1: Puchberg – Hengshütte

Length: 20 minutes

Height:1.112 m

Track 2: Hengshütte – Hochschneeberg

Length: 30 minutes

Height: 1.800 m

Track 3: Puchberg – Hochschneeberg

Length: 50 minutes

Height: 1.800 m

Price: from Euro 22,30 (according to the track)

Opening hours: 25.04. – 26.10. 08:00 - 17:00 hod.

Height: 1.800 m

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Fairy forest
Place: St. Georgen ob Judenburg (125 km)

Description: Beautiful nature, 35 fairy tale creatures and lots of possibilities to play make this place exciting and adventurous for children and adults.

Price: Euro 7,50 / adult + child 2 y.o.

Opening hours: April - October 08:30 – 18:30 hod.

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Nature park Hohe Wand
Place: Hohe Wand - Maiersdorf (54 km)

Description: It is one of the first nature parks in Lower Austria. It is situated on more than 20 km2. The nature park offers many activities or possibilities to relax. The tourists will find ideal conditions to hiking, climbing or paragliding.

Price: Euro 1,45 / adult, children till 15 y.o. - free

Opening hours: 365 days in a year

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Chair lift – Salamander
Place: Losenheim (50 km)

Description: Ideal starting point for hiking: the highest peak of Austria: Schneeberg.

Price: from Euro 6,-

Opening hours: July, August, September - daily 08:30 – 17:00

Height: 1.210 m Seehöhe

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Open air museum
Place: Stübing bei Graz (100 km)

Description: Stübing belongs to the 10 biggest open air museums in Europe, and also, it is the only open air museum in Austria. You can find here 100 original and authentic rural buildings, farms or chapels.

Opening hours: 01.04. – 31.10. except from Mondays) 09:00 – 17:00

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The Museum of the Southern Railway
Place: Mürzzuschlag (15 km)

Description: The museum is situated right by the railway station in Mürzzuschlag. It shows the development of the railway and its significance for individuals and the society.

Price: Euro 6,90 / adult

Opening hours: 01 November – 30 April (Saturdays and Sundays) 10:00 - 16:00.

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Place: Wienna (100 km)

Description: The capital of Austria. It is ideal for sightseeing of historical monuments, visiting concertrs, watching theathrical pieces or just shopping. You should not miss the Stephansdom, which is said to be the symbol of the city; the royal seat of Schönbrunn, Belvedere or Hofburg and the Spanish Riding School with the world famous show of the Lipizzaner stallions. Vienna is also called the capital city of music, because many musical geniuses lived and worked here. If you want to have fun, then do not miss the Prater amusement park with its more than 250 attractions.

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Winter! Sport! Museum!
Place: Mürzzuschlag (15 km)

Description: The museum introduces you in a unique way the world of sport.

Price: Euro 5,- / adult

Opening hours: October - March (Tue - Sun), April – September (Wed - Sun) - 10:00 – 18:00 hod, July - closed

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Castle Herberstein
Place: Johann bei Herberstein (108 km)

Description: Get to know the history and the beauty of one the famous Austrian castles.

Price: Euro 13,- / adults

Opening hours: May - September 09:00 – 17:00, October - November 10:00 – 16:00

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Vinodukt Payerbach
Place: Payerbach (20 km)

Destination: Video:

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