Train station Gmünd


The Gmünd station is modern and barrier-free. Thanks to a multi-stage modernisation from 2013 to 2017, the Waldviertel branch station now shines in new splendour: with a guidance system for the blind, an electronic passenger information system, two passenger lifts and an underpass. A completely renovated reception hall welcomes rail travellers and commuters in a friendly manner. A particularly nice detail: In order to fulfil a long-cherished wish of the population, a clock was also installed (again) with the help of sponsoring.

Three platforms are available at Gmünd station for operation on the Franz-Josefs-Bahn. Separated from the regular passenger service, the Waldviertel narrow-gauge railways - used for tourism - to Groß Gerungs, Litschau and Heidenreichstein also branch off here.

Please get on board: Nostalgic steam locomotive rides with the Waldviertel Railway

The nostalgic trips with the Waldviertelbahn are an experience for train fans of all ages. Narrow-gauge steam and diesel locomotives take you along historic routes through the Waldviertel countryside - with guided tours over viaducts and through tunnels. Along the 68 km long route there are hiking and biking trails as well as excursion tips for the whole family.

In addition to the Waldviertelbahn South (Groß Gerungs - Gmünd) and the Waldviertelbahn North (Gmünd - Litschau), the Wackelstein Express also runs: from Alt Nagelberg to Heidenreichstein.

Historical milestones of Gmünd station

The station was built in the 1860s. When it opened in 1869, it was still located in what is now České Velenice. The independence of Czechoslovakia led to an expansion of the station: trains from Vienna ended here from now on. After the Second World War, the boiler house and workshops were also moved to Austria. Since that time, the station - as the last stop on Austrian territory - has officially been considered a border station.

In the mid-1990s, Gmünd station was rebuilt - as part of a revitalisation of the Franz-Josefs-Bahn. Raised and thus safer platforms as well as a practical underpass were the positive result.

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