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best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

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best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

Hello,

I will take the red train to visit Schafbergspitze in this Sep. What's the best time for Schafbergspitze? Morning or afternoon?

Thanks!

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Bad Ischl, Austria
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1. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

First train of the day if you want to avoid crowds. But check weather forecast first. No point going up if covered in cloud and raining.

Don't forget when you get to the top go to the ticket office and pick which train you want for the return journey.

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2. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

Hello Staff,

Is it a good idea if going down the mountain by walking? How long time is needed?

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3. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

there is a monitor at the bottom so you can see what it is like at the top. however, even though staff is right to a degree, it is not unusual for the peak to be in the clouds early in the morning, so i would wait until around midday to see if the cloud lifts. as you are there in september, the crowds will not be too bad.

as for walking down? you need to have strong legs! but you can walk to the interim station (schafbergalm) and get the train the rest of the way, or alternatively, get the train down to the station and walk the rest of the way

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Bad Ischl, Austria
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5. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

It's not unusual for the peak to be in cloud, in the afternoon. If walking the sensible thing to do is get up there early. Give yourself plenty of time to get down before it gets dark.

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6. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

Hello Staff and Nakagoli,

Thanks for your feedback!

One more question: is it allowed if we have picnic on the top of Schafbergspitze (like the movie The Sound of Music)?

Regards,

Albert

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7. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

absolutely no problem.

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8. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

Hello Nakagoli,

Thanks!

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9. Re: best time to visit Schafbergspitze in a day?

It might be quite cold on the Schafbergspitze for your picnic so remember to take warm clothing.

Regarding your comment about the Sound of Music. If you're hoping to recreate the scene of the picnic it actually took place on a meadow above the town of Werfen, (Hohenwerfen fortress is visible in the movie during the picnic scene). If you're simply wanting to have a high altitude picnic then I have to say it is very exposed up there on the Schafberg so as someone said above, check the weather for wind and temperature. Either way it's lovely up there. An alternative would be to take the cable car from St Gilgen to the top of the Zwolferhorn mountain. It takes less time to get up there. There are still magnificent views but there might be nicer spots for a picnic.

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