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Take a ride on the steepest cog railway in Austria from St. Wolfgang to the top of the 1,783 m tall Schafberg. In 35 minutes, the SchafbergBahn will carry you to the top. With its striking summit, this is one of Austria’s most beautiful and scenic...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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All reviews cog railway return trip return train great trip fantastic views steam train ticket office journey takes schafberg mountain takes about minutes couple of hours both sides half way minute trip mountain top well worth the trip train leaves
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ride the railway to the top. However I’ve managed to hike about 2 mile round trip on a steep trail and the sceneries were spectacular. The entire trip hike to the top would take approximately 3.5 hours 6 KM per signage. I started around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DNTraveler-In-Style
SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DNTraveler-In-Style, thanks so much for your great and detailled review. We are delighted to hear about your amazing experience and would love to welcome you back soon again! In case you miss the wonderful views from Mount Schafberg, I can warmly suggest you our...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

The ride up is wonderful but I thoroughly recommend spending a night in the hotel which you can pay for with the train ticket. Best to email the hotel and reserve a room early. Once all the day crowds have gone you'll have a wonderfully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael V
SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Dear Michael V, wow - sounds like you had a wonderful time at mountain Schafberg. A night at the Hotel Schafbergspitze is indeed a wonderful experience. Did you know that it is the oldest mountain hotel in Austria? We would love to welcome you soon...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This trip is a must-do. Beautiful views all the way up. Plus, the steam train features in ‘The Sound of Music’! That only runs on special occasions, though. Mostly it’s a modern engine.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JN W
SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear JN W, thanks a lot for your wonderful review. The views are indeed amazing: during the ride up/down and of course on top of the mountain! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wow! The Shafbergbahn is an old style cog railway the climbs a very steep journey to the top of the Shafberg Mountain. It is a bit expensive to ride at 39 Euros, or about $50 per person. However, DO THIS!! For you will regret the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Karl H, thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit that much! We would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice much fun a great tour with the old train interesting great views on the way and at the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank שרה ק
SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear שרה ק, thanks so much for your great review and your visit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the ride with the historic SchafbergBahn. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

You won‘t complete your journey to Wolfgang lake without going up to the peak here. You can walk up and/or down too. The tram will stop being operated during winter (only during Advent for a week or so). Please check the schedule before. The ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear PP K, thanks so much for your great review and your visit. In 2018, the SchafbergBahn is in service until September 30th. On November 23, we start with our Advent rides up to the "Dorneralm" (1.015 m.). Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn &...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The SchafbergBahn is a convenient way up to the mountain top, where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of Salzkammergut with several lakes. There are various different hiking trails beginning at the top. The only inconvenience is, that you need to make a reservation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Footprints715408, thanks for your great review and your visit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the view, it is indeed wonderful! Regarding the reservation for the return trip: Due to organisational reasons a reservation is required. This should also be in the...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

The cog railway is a great experience, remember to book your return time it can get very busy. Views from the top are stunning. Back in St Wolfgang pay a deserved visit to Konditorei Wallner. A forest walk taking the 28 route to Schwarzensee is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Linrob2012, thanks so much for your great review and your visit. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the SchafbergBahn and the wonderful views from the top. Also, St. Wolfgang is always worth a visit with its local shops, cosy...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Getting up to the top of the Schafberg is half the fun, because you take a cog-rail train up the steep slopes. The views are very pretty on the way up, because you look back at the turquoise blue lakes. This excursion FAR exceeded my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear finetimez, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the Schafberg that much. Thanks a lot for your visit. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The ride from the bottom to the top return was 36 Euros. A return trip and time is booked when purchasing a ticket. A change to the return time is not negotiable. The cogwheel railway takes you from St Wolfgang 1783 metres to the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Nanette T, thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride and the views from the top. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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olgg999
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Response from Footprints715408 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Markt 35, 5360 St. Wolfgang is the address for the station of the mountain railway, as well as the ticket office.
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שרה ק
27 August 2018|
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Response from G_Wils0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, about 40 meters along the road
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Of the three towns around the lake Strobl is the smallest and we thought least interesting. Parking may be possible but we didn't recollect a car park at the pier - we came to Strobl by ferry. We didn't hire a car for the 10... More
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