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SchafbergBahn

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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Private Tour: Austrian Lakes Day Trip from Salzburg
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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cog railway” (63 reviews)
“return train” (11 reviews)
“fantastic views” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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"cog railway"
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"both sides"
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"lake district"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the activity you should not miss when visit Salzkammergut district in Salzburg,Austria. The SchafbergBahnwhad been in services since 1911, and still popular nowadays. Up there you can appreciate the lakes views around the peak. This cog railway could be travel by modern Diesel...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful trip on a truly wonderful railway. The gradient is very steep and the loco has to work very hard to climb the gradient. Wonderful views at the summit

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip on the Schafberg cog railway is a must. The train takes you up 1734 metres and the journey takes 35 minutes each way. The view from the top is spectacular. You should choose a day when there is not a lot of cloud....More

2  Thank Pamela N
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pamela N, thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Schafberg. The views are definitely stunning. :-) Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train is climbing from 576 meters to 1734 meters trough an alpine landscape. At the top go to the Cross and you will see 4 of the Austria's lakes. Just before the cross is the end of Himmelpforte trail, you can see from there...More

Thank Ovidiu P
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ovidiu P, thanks a lot for you review and for taking the SchafbergBahn. Seems like you had a great time! :-) Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. Important to go as early in the day as possible while the sky is clear. Its a pricey ride so you need to avoid the very steamy haze over Austria once the day warms up. Its a fantastic once in a...More

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

Dear JohnnyAuckland, thanks a lot for your great review. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your trip with SchafbergBahn. It is indeed a wonderful experience with great views all along the way! :-) All the best, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent views both ways. Remember to arrive early and get your tickets and remember to book your journey down as soon as you reach the top. Splendid views of Three Lakes in different colors,More

1  Thank Tarique I
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tarique I, thanks for your great review. The views are really stunning, we are glad you liked them as much as we do! :-) As indicated by you, it is highly suggested to book the journy down upon arrival on the mountain. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family really enjoyed the trip. It was a fun. Bahn was so cute. Red color lovely train. Kids loved the ride. I personally fall in love with the nature. So beautiful. Must go.

1  Thank shibangshi
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi shibangshi, thanks a lot for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the SchafbergBahn and the wonderful views that are included! :-) We would love to welcome you again soon. All the best, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable couple of hours...the trains are really cool and the views from the summit were truly breathtaking 😁

Thank Lisa A
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Dear Lisa A, thanks so much for your great review. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your ride with SchafbergBahn and the views on top. They are indeed breathtaking! :-) Best regards, your Team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

how much will this cost? and if i am in vienna, can i go to schafberg in the morning and go back to vienna in the evening?More

2  Thank dagherbassem
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Dear dagherbassem, thanks for your questions. A return ticket for the SchafbergBahn costs Euro 36,00. If you are leaving Vienna early enough it is definitely a nice day trip! :-) We would suggest taking the train from Vienna to Bad Ischl (approx. 3,5 h). From...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We stumbled upon this railway by accident and was the most amazing experience of our whole trip. The view is breathtaking, the ride was interesting. We were very lucky with the weather but please note that in case you wish to visit this place the...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018

Dear agnes_kalivoda, thanks so much for your lovely review. It is so great to hear that your experience with the SchafbergBahn was the highlight of your trip. :-) We would love to welcome you again soon. Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Anna C
We will be stay in H+Hotel, Salzburg in July. Can any station in Salzburg stop at St Wolfgang Schafbergbalm station and how long will it take? Where can we park at St Wolfgang Schafbergbalm if we drive from Salzburg ? How long will it take from the hotel to the carpark? Can we take the mountain train from St Wolfgang Schafbergbalm station and is there always available for the tickets for mountain ride at the station? Can We book ticket on line for ride up from Schafbergbalm to Schabergspitz? Other than the lookout at the top of Schabergspitz, any other places we need to go when we are at Schabergspitz? How long should I stay so that I have idea to book the return ticket down the hill? If we go up the hill first, will we have enough time to take the ferry around the lake? Looking forward to your reply. Best regards Anna
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Tarique I | Reviewed this property |
1.We drove from Salzburg to St Wolfgang. Parking is very near to the St Wolfgang Schafbergbalm Station. 2.Costs 3 Eur for full day, you need to pay while coming out at the Yellow box. 3.Try to reach early, seats are limited... More
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SandieWood03
May 17, 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Hello SandieWood03, from Salzburg, you can reach St. Wolfgang by the buses #150 + #546. -> Travel time Salzburg – St. Wolfgang by bus: approx. 1,5 hours A further alternative would be to combine a ride with... More
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Joanne L
April 28, 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Dear Joanne L, exactly, you can reach St. Wolfgang by the buses #150 + #546. - Travel time Salzburg – St. Wolfgang by bus: approx. 1,5 hours A further alternative would be to combine WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries... More
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