The Semmering Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (German: Semmeringbahn) in Austria, which starts at Gloggnitz and leads over the Semmering to Mürzzuschlag, was the first mountain railway in Europe built with a standard gauge track. It is commonly referred to as the world`s first true mountain railway, given the very difficult terrain and the considerable altitude difference that was mastered during its construction. It is still fully functional as a part of the Southern Railway which is operated by the Austrian Federal Railways. Semmering Railway is one of the most celebrated Alpine journeys in the world. One that you can book at a price that doesn`t mean forking out on a pricey tourist train with panoramic pampering at every turn.
Tours to Semmering Railway are available from Vienna.