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Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn)

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang, Austria
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Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing view really Wow especially on the sunny day. There are 2 cafe where you can drink coffee or beer with some food however if it foggy don't go you hardly see anything.

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Israel
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you go on a nice clear day - the view is astonishing, both on the top of the mountain and during the trip itself. But be sure that the weather is nice - check the webcams http://www.schafbergbahn.at/de_at/Impressionen/Webcam.html. We took a family combo lake ticket that includes a boat round trip from St. Wolfgang to St. Gilgen. It was a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

one of the best experiences we've had in Austria. this is a must to if you are Turing the area. the way up is amazing and the view in once in a lifetime.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is going to be a long review, but I hope dear reader you stick with it. I will include quite a few tips along the way. We visited today, 29th September,on what was a very hot but beautiful day for a trip like this; hardly a cloud in the sky. We drove from Berchtesgaden (1 hour). We parked in... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It may seem a little pricey but it is well worth it. Although it was a sun/cloud mix on the day we went (we were above the clouds!), we still were able to see many of the surrounding lakes.

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Graz, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took a punt and went up on a cloudy day. You can park for 4 euros for the day in a small car park past the ticket office. The ride up is fun and bumpy and we were offered some views before rising into the clouds. Up the top it was freezing cold and blowing a gale. Mostly everyone... More

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Munich, Germany
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fantastic views on way up and down - sit on the LHS on way up and RHS on way down for best views. If you can stay overnight in the hotel and miss the trainloads of tourists in the morning. You can park overnight in the car park next to the crazy golf course for 3 Euros,

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I wanted to get a nice taste of the Salzkammergut, and decided to use Sankt Wolfgang as our base, staying at the Strand Margaretha hotel (separate review). It proved to be amazingly well placed, just a one or two minute walk to the ticket booth for the ferry and cogwheel train. As our visit took place the... More

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Haifa, Israel
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I liked the views of the lake Wolfgang on the way up and down the mountain and the wonderful panoramic view from the Schafberg top.

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Melbourne
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are in the Salzburg area for a few days and want to include a mountain ascent as one of your activities then this is the one. It is expensive but if you pick your day (with the weather) you will not be disappointed (as we weren’t). We did not have a car and were staying in Salzburg so... More

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