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Achensee Dampf-Zahnradbahn


Achensee Dampf-Zahnradbahn
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  • Average8%
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“cog railway”(13 reviews)
“lake achensee”(6 reviews)
“steam train”(11 reviews)
Bahnhofstrasse 1 - 3, Jenbach 6200, Austria
+43 4352 4462243
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 November 2012

I highly recommend this historic train trip for all ages. The departure station, Jenback, has a cute little gift shop, a nice coffee/tea bakery like cafe, a beer garden and lots of displays relating to the over one hundred year old Steam Cog Railway. We,...More

7  Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Our tour operator uses this every other week and has a regular booking. Even though we arrived early our booked carriage was taken by another group and the management did nothing, whilst a quarter of our coach party had to abandon the trip. Very poor...More

3  Thank BemroseUK
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Parking at the station in Jenbach is free if you are going on this train. Simply drive past all the parked cars to the end where you will find the car park. Using the Silbercard plus meant the return journey for us was free otherwise...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A highly over-rated experience!! Having said that the conductor was the most interesting part of the ride!!! He was punching tickets while we travelled and had interesting stories to share...But definitely, not a must do.

Thank Shaleengargi
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
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
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
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

Thank Sam3314
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
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
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
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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You buy the tickets on the train