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SchafbergBahn

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
+43 6138 22320
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Take a ride on the steepest cog railway in Austria from St. Wolfgang to the top of the 1,783 m tall Schafberg. In 35 minutes, the SchafbergBahn will carry you to the top. With its striking summit, this is one of Austria’s most beautiful and scenic mountains, treating visitors to incomparable views of the surrounding natural landscapes.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cog railway” (66 reviews)
“return trip” (18 reviews)
“return train” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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+43 6138 22320
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"cog railway"
in 66 reviews
"return trip"
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"return train"
in 11 reviews
"great trip"
in 12 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 18 reviews
"steam train"
in 16 reviews
"ticket office"
in 12 reviews
"journey takes"
in 5 reviews
"schafberg mountain"
in 12 reviews
"half way"
in 8 reviews
"train leaves"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"both sides"
in 5 reviews
"long wait"
in 6 reviews
"window seat"
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"enjoy the view"
in 7 reviews
"lake district"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I did a day trip, and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. We didn't have to wait long for our tickets, despite it being July, and took the train up and enjoyed the beautiful views at the top. It is a little bit...More

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Reviewed yesterday

No matter what you do in Salzburg area, do not pass on Schafberg mountain. The views from the summit are spectacular and you wont see anything like that anywhere in the world. You have a 360 degrees views on 4-5 different lakes and the train...More

Thank Yossi R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Schafberg train ride starts from a stop across the ferry station of St Wolfgang. It is pleasant 30 minutes ride with beautiful views on the lakes from both sides. From the train we spotted a deer coming out of the forest. The train goes...More

Thank Iva S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views from the top, few trails to wlak around. Get ready for windy and often cold weather on the top

Thank kenguru30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth putting up with the terrible driver who did hardly any driving. Hard walk to get up to the Hotel from the station though but worth the view.

1  Thank David L
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear David L, thanks a lot for your review. May we ask which driver you are referring to? We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views - despite the walk up to the final top. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful cog railway for which you are advised to book or arrive early as it is very popular.On reaching the summit,you have to get a further ticket on which your requested descent journey time is printed.There are two restaurants at the top one of which...More

1  Thank Alan W
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alan W, thanks a lot for this great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and the ride with our SchafbergBahn. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We caught this steam train not really knowing that much about it, but had a really enjoyable trip. Yes the train is slow and chugs along but that is what it is all about, sit back and enjoy the experience. If you are lucky enough...More

1  Thank Kerrie J
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kerrie J, thanks so much for your great review. Seems like you had wonderful day! :-) Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited on our stay in st Wolfgang , we thoroughly enjoyed the day we took the train up and enjoyed a meal at the top I really recommend the goulash soup it’s fantastic, the views are fantastic,we walked down to st...More

3  Thank John M
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John M, thanks a lot for your wonderful feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the train ride and the goulash soup on top! :-) We would be happy to welcome you again soon. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a railway that runs up to the top of the Schafberg. It is a cog railway and as one might expect is not exactly fast. On average the journey is conducted at about 6mph. The carriages are enclosed and photo opportunities from the...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

A must reccommended attraction if staying in Wolfgang see The old train and the wonderful alpenian scenary makes the climb up a special one. A bitvexpensive 36 euro for an adult for up and down trip.to the top summit. The view up from the summit...More

Thank FadiHaddad
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear FadiHaddad, thanks so much for this great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and the views. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Smit A
August 7, 2018|
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Response from tpat_velo | Reviewed this property |
Of the three towns around the lake Strobl is the smallest and we thought least interesting. Parking may be possible but we didn't recollect a car park at the pier - we came to Strobl by ferry. We didn't hire a car for the 10... More
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Smit A
August 1, 2018|
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Response from vivek v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Smit, There is Hop On Hop Off Red Line bus available from Wolfgangsee to Strobl, though I am not sure from where the ticket is purchased. We had a rental car. Comparing the view, I would raise my hands for... More
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Smit A
August 1, 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Dear Smit A, yes, there is a combo-ticket including a boat ride from St. Wolfgang SchafbergBahn to St. Gilgen and return as well as the ride with the SchafbergBahn. This ticket thus covers the whole trip! Best... More
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