Semmering, Austria

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For the mountain pass of the same name, see Semmering Pass.
Semmering
Coat of arms of Semmering
Coat of arms
Semmering is located in Austria
Semmering
Semmering
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°38′49″N 15°49′48″E / 47.64694°N 15.83000°E / 47.64694; 15.83000Coordinates: 47°38′49″N 15°49′48″E / 47.64694°N 15.83000°E / 47.64694; 15.83000
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Horst Schröttner
Area
 • Total 8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 577
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2680
Area code 02664
Website www.semmering.at

Semmering is a town in the district of Neunkirchen in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is famous for its skiing, and has hosted the Alpine skiing World Cup several times. When the famous Semmering Railway was completed in 1854, it brought many tourists from Vienna to here. Today, tourists are fewer, but more than 100,000 overnight stays are still recorded each year. In 2011, the town had a permanent population of 571.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 135 —    
1880 154 +14.1%
1890 245 +59.1%
1900 591 +141.2%
1910 1,398 +136.5%
1923 1,816 +29.9%
1934 1,742 −4.1%
1939 1,428 −18.0%
1951 1,374 −3.8%
1961 1,313 −4.4%
1971 1,016 −22.6%
1981 819 −19.4%
1991 730 −10.9%
2001 610 −16.4%
2011 571 −6.4%

Resort[edit]

History of the resort[edit]

At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the better Viennese society discovered the Semmering as a nearby summer resort - destination.

The place is mainly revived with the construction of the Semmering Railway, which opened 1854.

Location[edit]

Semmering is located on the border of Lower Austria and Styria at an elevation of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above sea level and surrounded with forest. Semmering city is located in Neunkirchen, about 100 km (60 mi) from Vienna.

Winter season[edit]

As usual, winter season starts in December and lasts until mid-April. The Semmering resort in winter is a ski village with:

  • 14 km slopes for daytime skiing (3 out of them for beginners, 10 - intermediate, 1 - black)
  • 13 km slopes for night skiing (Semmering has one of the best lightening system in Europe)
  • 12 km slopes available for racing ski

toboggan run of 3 km

  • Split Park
  • Vertical height up to 400 m (1,310 ft).
  • Semmering is famous for its alpine skiing, and has hosted the World Cup races several times.
  • Semmering railway was listed as World Heritage Site of UNESCO in 2005.

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