Saxon Semmering Railway

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Both the Windbergbahn and the Sebnitztalbahn in Saxony are popularly known as the Saxon Semmering Railway because of their incline , narrow radii , tunnels , bridges and viaducts . The origin of the synonym lies in the Semmering Railway in Austria , which is now classified as a World Heritage Site , and was the world's first mountain railway .

The name of the Saxon Semmering Railway for the Windbergbahn goes back to the Saxon King Johann . On April 15, 1857, he completed an inspection trip on the Hänichen coal branch line . Following the trip, he uttered the following sentence in his speech to the shareholders of Albertsbahn AG :

“Well, gentlemen, now we are in no way inferior to the Austrians. We now also have a Semmering Railway, a Saxon Semmering Railway. "

The name Saxon Semmering Railway for the Sebnitztalbahn found its way into the vernacular due to the tunnel-rich route and was also used after 1990 for the marketing of the route by Deutsche Bahn AG and the Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe .

In 2006 the Windbergbahn e. V. have the name of Saxon Semmering Railway protected as a word mark with the German Patent and Trademark Office . The commercial use of the name is now only permitted for the Windbergbahn. The Sebnitztalbahn was then advertised with the newly invented name of the Saxon-Bohemian Semmering Railway , today it is marketed as a national park railway.

In addition to the two Saxon routes, other connections in Central Europe have been given the nickname Semmering Railway :

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Railways in Saxon Switzerland
  2. News
  3. ↑ The famous Saxon-Bohemian Semmering Railway is threatened with closure - this will cut off the town of Kohlmühle from local public transport! ( Memento of the original from September 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ "Controversy over the name Sächsische Semmeringbahn", Sächsische Zeitung of November 10, 2006