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Achensee Dampf-Zahnradbahn

Bahnhofstrasse 1 - 3, Jenbach 6200, Austria
+43 4352 4462243
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Get a seat as soon as you can, because this cog railway gets packed with people on a good day... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
ScenerySteve
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Beckington, United Kingdom
Stimulating Narrow Guage Railway Drive From Jenbach to Seespitz

The train used is one of the oldest of it's type in Europe. The journey involves climbing the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Maurice G
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“cog railway” (13 reviews)
“lake achensee” (6 reviews)
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Bahnhofstrasse 1 - 3, Jenbach 6200, Austria
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+43 4352 4462243
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"steam train"
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Get a seat as soon as you can, because this cog railway gets packed with people on a good day. Ideally in one of the inside carriages, as it gets cold and very smoky if you ride one of the outside ones. The train strains...More

Thank ScenerySteve
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The train used is one of the oldest of it's type in Europe. The journey involves climbing the mountain with awesome views of the valleys below and some of the most spectacular scenery I have seen. The railway climbs a steep gradient where local houses...More

1  Thank Maurice G
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The day started out to get the Jenbach to Mayorhofen train turned around at Jenbach when we discovered we had missed the steam train.Now my mate being a bit of a railway enthusiast was very happy when he found out there was a rack and...More

1  Thank eric g
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful way to get to the lake. The train is one of the oldest of its type in Europe and has a very gentle motion. Sit back and enjoy as it gradually climbs the mountain. It's easy to get to as it...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Superb trip into the past. Steam powered cog railway with all the noise and smoke you expect from a 100+ year old steam locomotive. What an experience! Bit difficult if you have limited mobility but well worth the difficulty of climbing into the carriages. Interesting...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We went from Archensee and back. Having read other reviews we realised it was not a cheap trip but having done it, we thought it was an extremely worthwhile experience, especially as it is I believe, the oldest cog railway in Europe. We sat in...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Achenseebahn is a delight and there are no smelly diesel engines to spoil the trip. This is a steam train experience par excellence, but lovers of tradition and history will like it too. The staff are friendly and happy to help you. This, and...More

1  Thank Justinthai
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Did not quite know what to expect but it was very interesting.Not for those with limited mobility as access not easy. It was a very clunky old railway but well worth the ride. Followed by a cruise along Lake Achensee

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Took the train from Archensee to Jenbach. It's quite expensive but if you upgrade your holiday card it's included so then it's fantastic value. The journey mostly goes through woodland so not much to see. Jenbach itself is very disappointing, in fact there is nothing...More

1  Thank Rich224
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is an old steam powered track and pinion railroad that hauls the train up some amazing gradients to the lake at Achensee. The views are good even if a fair amount of the train ride goes through forests. I would suggest avoiding sitting the...More

Thank davout
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CastleJack
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You buy the tickets on the train
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