Rax Cableway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Rax Cableway
A beautiful cable way starting at Hirschwang at the north-eastern foot of the mountains and the first in Austria (construction began in 1925), takes visitors to the extensive, high plateau of the Rax at a height of about 1,500 m. This area is a particular favourite with hikers from Lower Austria and Vienna. The steep sides of the plateau offer climbing tours of various difficulty.
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The Höllental in Lower Austria is a narrow valley between the steep limestone massifs of the Schneeberg and Rax through which the River Schwarza flows. It stretches for a total of 16.5 km between Schwarzau im Gebirge and Hirschwang and, because of its natural beauty, it belongs to the Natura 2000 region of Northeastern Border Alps. Because the valley is a popular tourist destination, there are several restaurants along the road.
5.74km from Rax Cableway
Schneeberg is the first "real" mountain on the Eastern edge of the Austrian Alps. The Schneeberg is one of the Northern Calcareous Alps in the borderland between Lower Austria and Styria. The summit plateau has a number of mountain huts which are visited by thousands of walkers, climbers and even mountain-bikers each year. There are numerous ski runs, some of them very steep, the most famous of which leads over the Breite Ries.
8.08km from Rax Cableway
Fadensteig is a majestic mountain located in the heart of Austria. It is one of the shortest and most popular routes for experienced mountaineers and sure-footed hikers to climb the Schneeberg, and is therefore almost a normal route. The thread is also very popular with ski tourers in winter, but it can quickly become a deadly trap when it is icy.
Preiner Gscheid Pass
8.5km from Rax Cableway
Preiner Gscheid Pass is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Lower Austria. The pass connects Kapellen and Reichenau an der Rax. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and offers beautiful views of this area.
9.4km from Rax Cableway
The Semmering is a mountain pass in the Eastern Northern Limestone Alps that forms a natural border between Lower Austria and Styria.The Semmering Pass is featured on a famous commemorative coin: the 25 euro 150 Years of the Semmering Alpine Railway Coin. The Semmering ski resort, which also hosts World Cup events, is located at the pass and extends on to the Hirschenkogel mountain.
9.53km from Rax Cableway
The Semmeringbahn was an incredible feat of engineering and it took more than 20,000 workers’ years to complete. 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.
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Lower Austria is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. It offers an incredible variety of nature and culture. With a land area of 19,186 km2 and a population of 1.612 million people, Lower Austria is the country’s largest state; it is second-most populous after the federal state of Vienna. Other main cities are Amstetten, Krems an der Donau and Wiener Neustadt.