Hiking in Semmering and its surrounding is easy and comfortable in many places, all of the paths inside the village of Semmering are asphalted and mostly you will find your own side-walk / trottoir, while side-streets and small paths through the woods will mostly have at least solid gravel.
Good hiking- or mouintain-shoes are essantial as soon as you start to do the hiking-trail along the Semmering-bahn, explore Rax or Schneeberg etc. It certainly makes sense and is absolutely necessary at some places, where you have to step over slippery rocks or gravel all of a sudden. Many of these paths through the mountains start easy and smooth and all of a sudden it is quite a risk to continue...
Good mountain-shoes will not only have solid soles with a mountain-profile, they will also protect your ancles at un-even surfaces.
Because the station is frequented so often,
it can happen, sometimes,
that the streets are, full of jam
and the traffic works very slowly.
That is, mostly possibly,
in the evening, if the tourists come here.
A careful trip and a temporal adaptation to the traffic,
can avoids much inconvenience.
The way of Semmering is a splendid dream.
The landscape is beautiful and the trip, a real experience.
In the winter, the handsome dream can be a nightmare.
In the evening, or in the night, the streets are frostier,
and there is danger to slide.
Please drive earlier and carefully!