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Achensee Dampf-Zahnradbahn

Jenbach, Austria
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Achensee Dampf-Zahnradbahn
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Ian F wrote a review Sep 2019
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As part of a package tour we took the cog railway to Lake Achensee. The sound of the little loco working hard to propel our train up the mountain was impressive. The scenery was interesting. Also unusual was the ticket collector riding on the outside of coaches! On arrival, we took the boat around the lake which was picturesque. We visited Pertisau for a bite to eat and a drink. Very relaxing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ian1238 wrote a review Aug 2019
Metung, Australia354 contributions170 helpful votes
A great way to get to Lake Achensee traveling in historic carriages pulled by cog wheel steam train through forests and villages with great views.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Colin H wrote a review Jul 2019
Banbury, United Kingdom95 contributions51 helpful votes
Superb little cog steam train, about £30.00 per person return, takes you up the mountain and stops outside the jetty where you can hop straight onto a boat for a trip around Achensee lake (about £20 pp). The boat does stop a different places around the lake so if you want to hop off to enjoy a bit of time round the lake, best you catch the first train up (around 10.30). Last train back is about 17.30i Views are stunning, a great day out I have read that there are cheaper options available but we did this trip as a turn up and go Best to book if large party as limited space on the train (about 60), it is very popular If you need a wheelchair, this can be taken on the train but you must be able to climb the steep steps to get into the carriage. Would be difficult for a lot of disabled people
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Date of experience: June 2019
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RealHoltyboy wrote a review Jun 2019
Derby, United Kingdom1318 contributions294 helpful votes
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We had a great trip on the Achenseebahn, the rack railway locomotive worked really hard to push the two carriage train up the very steeply graded railway. Once up the hill they swap the engine from back to front for the descent to Achensee itself. We had a trip on the lake cruise (Tirol Schiffahrt) before catching train back to Jenbach. As a railway enthusiast this little railway was a great experience and well worth the return fare (€31).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Mark H wrote a review Sep 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom41 contributions35 helpful votes
Parking at the station in Jenbach is free if you are going on this train. Simply drive past all the parked cars to the end where you will find the car park. Using the Silbercard plus meant the return journey for us was free otherwise it's 31€ each. The journey takes approx 50 minutes as the train slowly winds its way up to The Achensee. Wooden seats mean a rather uncomfortable journey but it is an experience. Try to get a window seat on the left side going up in order to appreciate the best views. If it's hot and sunny then get on the left side coming back as it will be shadier and cooler. At journeys end you can either walk into Pertisau (40-50 mins) or catch the boat which will be waiting for you when the train arrives (12€ return). BEWARE!! We tried to get the 3:20 train back only to find that all the seats in the two carriages had been reserved by a tour company. This meant waiting until 4:00 for the next train down. The engine and carriages are very olde world and make for some great pictures. The trip is an experience but I'm not sure it's worth the 62€ it would have cost us if we had had to pay.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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