Holidays in tune with nature and tradition
The health resort of Semmering in Lower Austria attracts people from near and far. In the past, Emperor Karl I and famous artists like Oskar Kokoschka or Arthur Schnitzler spend their holidays here. Today the region has become popular among active vacationers and all those in search of rest and relaxation. Vintage car and rally fans know the Semmering like the back of their hand. What's more, the healthy climate promises a wonderful stay just perfect for restoring your energies.
Vienna is only one driving hour away. Scenic Semmering nestles at 960 meters above sea level, and makes a marvelous base for unlimited skiing, walking or wellness holidays at the heat of nature. One of the most famous landmarks is Grand Hotel Panhans located on the Zauberberg ski slope – where the delicious Panhans cake is served.
Snow galore on Zauberberg
Emperor Karl I gave skiing a try on the famous Panhans slope in 1908. Nowadays, guests can choose from much more spectacular skiing terrain for all abilities. The Hirschenkogel ski mountain – also known as "Zauberberg" – hosts breathtaking Alpine Ski World Cup races, featuring a state-of-the-art floodlight system. The area boasts some 30 hectares of skiable terrain suitable for beginners, advanced, families and real experts – be it skiers, snowboarders or off-piste riders. The scenic Semmering-Rax-Schneeberg makes a wonderful spot for memorable mountain holidays. Additionally, a 3 kilometer long toboggan run awaits you here, leading past varied theme stations revolving around legends - accompanied by light effects and music of the spheres. And after an exciting day in the snow you are ready to sample mouth-watering sweets or hearty snacks served in countless quaint mountain huts or inns with wonderful sunbathing terraces.