Hike/ Snowhike/ Snowshoe hike (will notify participants if snowshoes are required)
Start at Payerbach railway station, hike to Speckbacherhuette via Reichenau (different route): from there, walk down to Breitenstein, follow the Semmering railay path to Semmering (the Semmering railway has UNESCO world heritage status). This part of the walk feels more like a 'cultural walk' (easy paths, obviously less easy with plenty of snow and snowshoes) but offers some interesting close-up views of the railway bridge structures as well as includes some lovey vantage points (20-Schillingblick, Doppelreiterwarte).
The path takes us to Semmering train station; from there, either take a walk round the old hotels and villas (e.g. Suedbahnhotel) or add a little summit (Pinkenkogel) - optional.
Approx. 5 1/2 hours to Semmering railway station; optional walks: ca. 1 - 2 hours in addition
Public transport walk (total cost about 20 Euros WITH OeBB card, sorry - no Einfach Raus ticket). Car drivers: possible in theory, but it gets a bit complicated, as only a few trains stop at Payerbach train station (where you could leave your car) on the way back from Semmering - please check yourselves.