SÜDBAHN Museum – at the foot of the Semmering Railway UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exhibition on the Vienna-Trieste Southern Railway

Mürzzuschlag – the gateway to the south! Set off on an exciting journey through the diverse world of the railway at the SÜDBAHN Museum Mürzzuschlag, at the foot of the Semmering Railway UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picturesquely nestled in the beautiful landscape of Styria, the Semmering Railway winds its way over the mountain. The plans of its head engineer Carl Ritter von Ghega were historically very important for the entire region because this is where the first high-mountain railway of the world was built between 1848 and 1854, extending from Gloggnitz over the Semmering to Mürzzuschlag. The completion of the Southern Railway in 1857 provided a continuous railway connection between Vienna (the seat of royal power) and Trieste (the most important port of the Habsburg monarchy). In 1998, the Semmering Railway was also the first railway in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Immerse yourself in the world of the railway! The SÜDBAHN Museum houses two locomotive halls containing an exciting exhibition on the Vienna-Trieste Southern Railway and a vehicle exhibition in the roundhouse with the world’s largest collection of handcars, motorcars and historical locomotives. A particular highlight is the 180.01 steam locomotive on loan from the Vienna Museum of Technology. The permanent exhibition is titled ‘Mürzzuschlag – Gateway to the south’, which represents the ideas of combining what is separate, opening up new spaces, and also longing to encounter the ‘wider world’. At the k.u.k ‘café carriage’, lovingly recreated from an antique royal court ‘salon’ carriage, you can enjoy coffee and snacks in a unique atmosphere; the café makes it a point to supply original products.

The SÜDBAHN Museum is also a perfect destination for families. ‘All aboard! Train’s departing,’ is the name of the children’s adventure path through the exhibition halls of the SÜDBAHN Museum. Equipped with a travel guide and a trusty expedition backpack, younger visitors set off on an exciting journey through the history of the railway. ‘Loko-Lieschen’, the museum’s mascot, accompanies the children on their voyage of discovery as they learn more about the Southern Railway and the large locomotives in a playful and entertaining way. The children’s adventure trail is particularly suitable for children from 5 to 10 years of age.

Tip: The 17-kilometre Styrian Semmering Railway Hiking Trail, on which your ‘travel companion’ Peter Rosegger will introduce you to important contemporaries, begins at the SÜDBAHN Museum.

Open for groups from November to April by appointment.

Admission fees:

  • Adults: EUR 7.50
  • Reduced admission (seniors, those with disabilities, etc.): EUR 6.00
  • School or university students (ages 6–18): EUR 4.00
  • Children under the age of 6: free
  • Annual ticket for adults (does not include events): EUR 25.00

Family tickets:

  • Family card for 2 adults accompanying max. 2 children: EUR 16.00
  • Family card for 1 adult accompanying max. 2 children: EUR 9.00
  • Annual family ticket for 2 adults accompanying max. 2 children (does not include events): EUR 45.00

Group prices:

  • Groups (minimum 20 people + 1 free space): EUR 6.00
  • Groups of children (minimum 10 people + 1 free space): EUR 3.00
  • Tour fee per person (more than 20 people): EUR 2.00
  • Tour fee for the whole group (fewer than 20 people): EUR 40.00

Heizhausgasse 2
8680 Mürzzuschlag
T. +43 664 9108201


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