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Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn)

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Address: Markt 35, St. Wolfgang, Austria
Phone Number: 430613822320
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Great experience, Wonderful views!

The train is an experience in itself, winding up the mountain, puffing away, offering amazing views of the lakes. Views on top of the mountain are also quite spectacular and lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kayleigh T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The train is an experience in itself, winding up the mountain, puffing away, offering amazing views of the lakes. Views on top of the mountain are also quite spectacular and lots of space to stroll about offering different angles and perspectives over this beautiful lakey region. Definitely a wonderful experience and not to be missed.

Thank Kayleigh T
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

due to poor weather, we could only travel about 1/3 of the way up the mountain. it was still worth it. the views were amazing! not an easy attraction to get to from Salzburg. first a local bus, then either a ferry or another bus. you need to know which stops to take and get off at as the locals... More 

Thank Spaghetti4
Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The cogwheel train takes you up the Schafberg mountain. It goes slowly allowing you to soak in the views. when you reach the top, you are greeted with unbelievable views of the salzkammurgut area. you can see lake wolfgangsee, mondsee. The place is beautiful with chalets & country houses. There is a restaurant/cafe on top where you can treat yourself... More 

Thank Priyanka B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Good view but we were only able to go part-way up becaue of the weather. Worth checking first before you buy your ticket.

Thank Etonb1rd
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stunning views-lovely journey through meadows and forests and great restaurant facilities when you get to the top.

Thank emmaamersham
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Well worth the trip. Views amazing. Had a quick snack up top and enjoyed the trip up and down. Great value

Thank KenWicklow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A 30 minute ride by rack and pinion railway takes you to stunning 360degree views of the area. Clever system to book your return seat takes the stress out of the 'will I, won't I?' Get a seat scenario. Definitely recommended on a clear day.

Thank Chelters8
N California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had a clear day for our trip up the cog railway; the view were amazing. This also made the train cars pretty packed, though; I felt a bit like a sardine in a can. There's not a lot to do at the top of the mountain beyond looking at the views and eating at the gasthouse. In retrospect, I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful trip on the Cog railway. Great view from the summit. Spend time to really soak in the view and take lots of photos as you will not believe its beauty. Make sure you book your return seat though.

Thank homealonerusty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This sturdy cog railway was running even during a snowstorm at the top which is impressive in itself. However - be sure to check out the Schafberg webcam before going up. If it's raining down in St. Wolfgang or there are low lying clouds, it's going to be poor visibility up there which makes your trip and money a waste.... More 

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