1«U Route 24. BRUQK ON THE MUR.
half destroyed. Far below runs the old Semmering road, with
several manufactories and the white houses of Schottwien in a rav¬
ine. Beyond the next tunnel, a picturesque retrospect of the castle
of Klamm. Farther on a fine view is obtained of the deep Adlitz-
graben with its rocky sides and pinnacles. The train traverses a long
gallery, with apertures for light, and a bridge, skirting the Wein-
zettelwand, and reaches (66 M.) Breitenstein (2540 ft.). Two more
tunnels. We then cross the Kalte Rinne by a viaduct 200 yds. long
and 150 ft. high, and ascend to the last large viaduct (166 yds. long,
79 ft. high), which spans the Untere Adlitzgraben.
After three more tunnels the train stops at (69 M.) Semmering
(2840 ft.; "Hotel Stefanie), reached in li/4-l3/* hr. from Gloggnitz.
On the rocks to the right is a memorial of Karl von Qhega, the
constructor of the railway. In a fine situation, 1 M. to the N., are
the large "Hotel Semmering (3280 ft.) and the "Httel Panhans
(3363 ft.). At the highest point of the highroad (3216 ft.), l'/2 M.
to the S. of the station, is the Erzherzog Johann Inn. — Ascent of
the Sonnwendstein (4996 ft.; 2 hrs.), see Baedeker's Eastern Alps.
The line now avoids a farther ascent of 276 ft. by means of a
tunnel, 1565 yds. in length, which penetrates the Semmering, the
boundary between Austria and Styria. The middle of the tunnel
is the culminating point of the line (2940 ft.), whence the train
descends into the grassy Frbschnitz-Thal. 76 M. Spital (2520 ft.;
Hirsch; Schwan; Krone).
80M.Murzzuschlag(2200ft.; "Adler; *Post,R,l-2, pens.4fi.;
H6t. Mayer; Hot. Lambach, i/2 M. from the station; "Rail. Re¬
staurant, R. 1 fl. 20 kr.), on the Miirz, is a summer-resort (Cur¬
haus), with pleasant walks. To Neuberg and Mariazell, see R. 26.
The line follows the pleasant, pine-clad valley of the Miirz,
enlivened with iron-forges. 85 M. Langenwang; 87 M. Krieglach
(*H6benreich; Maurer); 90 M. Mitterdorf, with a gun-factory. To
the right, at the mouth of the Veitschthal, is the chateau of Pichl,
with its four towers, and farther on, near Wartberg, the ruin of
Lichtenegg. The train sweeps round the Wartberg-Kogel, crossing
the Murz twice, and reaches (95 M.) Kindberg (1880 ft.; *Wolfs-
bauer; Gruber, etc.; Rail. Restaurant), with the chateau of Count
Attems. 99 M. Marein. 103 M. Kapfenberg, at the entrance to
the Thbrlthal, i/2 M. from which lies the sheltered Bad Steinerhof.
Narrow-gauge railway from Kapfenberg to Au-Seewiesen, see p. 184.
106 M. Bruck on the Mur (1525 ft.; Rail. Restaurant; Hotel
Post, at the station; Lowe; Adler) is a small town (5788 inhab.)
at the confluence of the Miirz and the Mur, with a Gothic church
of the 15th century. In the principal square is the late-Gothic Korn-
messer-Haus (1497-1506), with arcades and an open loggia. Op¬
posite it is a tasteful wrought-iron fountain of 1626. The Gloriette,
to the E. of the station, and the Calvarienberg, on the right bank
of the Mur, are good points of view. On a rocky hill to the N. is