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SchafbergBahn

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
+43 6138 22320
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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 mountains, treating visitors to incomparable views of the surrounding natural landscapes.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cog railway” (66 reviews)
“return train” (11 reviews)
“fantastic views” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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+43 6138 22320
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"cog railway"
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"return train"
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"fantastic views"
in 19 reviews
"great trip"
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"ticket office"
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"steam engine"
in 10 reviews
"journey takes"
in 5 reviews
"schafberg mountain"
in 12 reviews
"half way"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"both sides"
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"long wait"
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"enjoy the view"
in 7 reviews
"lake district"
in 5 reviews
"window seat"
in 4 reviews
"two hours"
in 4 reviews
"cable car"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a railway that runs up to the top of the Schafberg. It is a cog railway and as one might expect is not exactly fast. On average the journey is conducted at about 6mph. The carriages are enclosed and photo opportunities from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must reccommended attraction if staying in Wolfgang see The old train and the wonderful alpenian scenary makes the climb up a special one. A bitvexpensive 36 euro for an adult for up and down trip.to the top summit. The view up from the summit...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear FadiHaddad, thanks so much for this great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and the views. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went on this brilliant experience in Austria, oh what fun! Definitely worth doing. We used the paths to walk back down but be warned this is not for the feint hearted!More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear G_Wils0n, thanks a lot for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Did you go up the mountain with the SchafbergBahn? Hiking up/down Mount Schafberg is a lovely experience but we always suggest having good hiking skills...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the rail going to the top of schafberg is one of the best cogway in the world. as you can see that there is two type of engine used to power the cogway one is diesel and another is steam. the view of the bottom...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear aloga2018, thanks so much for your lovely and detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the SchafbergBahn and the views! They are truly impressive! :-) Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the trip on the SchafbergBahn In St Wolfgang and it is one of those things that you should do while in the area. the trip was fun though crowded and unfortunately hot (Austria was having a hot spell when we were visiting at...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear swtraveler15, thanks for your review. You are right, the SchafbergBahn should actually be on everyone's bucket list! :-) We are happy you took the opportunity! Unfortunately, the (great) view often depends on the weather - however we really hope you enjoyed it anyways. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to plan for this. its no use going up there in cloudy weather as all you will see is cloud. on a clear day its wonderfull. Take a jacket as the weather can be different from down at the lake level. We got...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear R8011905, thanks so much for your great review. You are right, on sunny days the view is incredible. :-) We hope you enjoyed it to the fullest! Thanks also for mentioning the temperature difference on top - this is always worth bearing in mind....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a great trip on this cog wheel train, breathtaking views on the way up the mountain and from the top. The child in me was very excited by this trip and my 4 year son loved it too. Its a bit expensive...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear v k, thanks so much for you great review. The views are indeed stunning. :-) Seems like you had an amazing day! Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a half hour journey one side in Schafbergbahn. The journey is really scenic with view of turquoise colour wolfgangsee lake. There is a stop before reaching Schafbergpitze from where Hiking is possible. Changing of rail tracks can be seen which is done with perfection...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear vivek v, thanks a lot for your review and your visit. We hope you had a great time! :-) Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the activity you should not miss when visit Salzkammergut district in Salzburg,Austria. The SchafbergBahnwhad been in services since 1911, and still popular nowadays. Up there you can appreciate the lakes views around the peak. This cog railway could be travel by modern Diesel...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear wis00tj, thanks a lot for your great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and the views! They are truly impressive! :-) Actually, the SchafbergBahn is even older and is in operation since 1893. So this year, we celebrate the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful trip on a truly wonderful railway. The gradient is very steep and the loco has to work very hard to climb the gradient. Wonderful views at the summitMore

Thank Peter C
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Peter C, thanks so much for your review. During the way up the mountain, the SchafbergBahn rises 1,190 vertical meters and 5.85 kilometers from St. Wolfgang to Schafberg summit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, your team from...More

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toryhunter07
13 July 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Hello toryhunter07, thanks for your question. The SchafbergBahn only runs until 30 September 2018. The Wolfgangsee ferries are available on October 7th and 8th. You can find the timetable (late season) directly on our... More
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lovedrumtalk
9 July 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Dear lovedrumtalk, if you buy your ticket for the ferry in advance you will be able to reach the last ship to St. Gilgen at 17.08 h. :-) The pier is just across the street (1 min. walk). You can buy the tickets at the... More
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Anna C
22 June 2018|
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Hello Anna, unfortunately the tickets cannot be booked online. However, our staff on site will issue the tickets for you. Thank you for your understanding. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn
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