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Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn)

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang, Austria
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've never quite understood why people get so excited about travelling on steam trains? They may look good, nostalgic, romantic, whatever... but once you're on it how is it any different from any other train? I suppose it does have the differential that you have to choose between shutting all the windows or else risk the arrival of a face... More

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Knutsford
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4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like mountain views or steam engineering you must make this trip. The views on the way up and at the top are breathtaking, The engineering (1890's technology) and 26% gradients is also breathtaking. We were there in July and the weather is variable so if you can choose your day carefully as the top of the mountain can... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very enjoyable. You need a non cloudy day. The sight from the top is fantastic. You can see so many lakes in Austria. You can get drink, food etc at the top. Make sure you book your return trip when you arrive at the top. A couple of hours is sufficient

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Great Britain
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29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A super trip on a really great railway. A must if you are in Austria ! Amazing views from the top and on the way up and down. the two hotel/bars at the top have stunning scenery `and both are good places to have a drink whilst absorbing the views. A real treat!

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Haifa, Israel
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent view along the way and on top of the Schafberg mountain Reasonable frequency and price is fair. Try to get it during week days and if you stay at St. Wolfgang- receive 1 ticket free for every purchased ticket

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we went up here on the Saturday, it was a great experience going up the mountain in a small train, the scenery on the way up and at the top was absolutely amazing. Told hubby next time we go i want to spend a night at the hotel on the top

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East Anglia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was great fun and really interesting. Unfortunately the day we went up (and the day we came down) were absolutely horrendous. Pouring rain and low cloud made it impossible to see anything. I'm sure the views would be lovely on a nice sunny day. Well worth a visit!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Views of surrounding country worth the expense But must be seen on clear day ,it was quiet when we visited in june

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well worth a detour.. the journey up and down organised just like a normal railway even though you travel to 1800m in elevation. There are several choices for refreshment at the top so no need to go hungry or indeed thirsty. The trains seem to run every 20 minutes or so and there is a screen showing the seats available... More

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Helsinki
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52 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This railway is one of it's kind and a funny reminder of the glory days of Salzkammergut as a major tourist attraction in Europe. The whole experience of going up the steep mountain railway and enjoying the most beautiful views from the top of the Schaffgerg summit is worth the effort. The train is very popular, so if you have... More

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