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Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn)

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Address: Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
Phone Number: 43430613822320
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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we did the combined ferry from St Gilgen and the Shafbergbahn. Not cheap but a lovely day out. The views from the peak are breathtaking. I imagine it is breezy at the summit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ivanb52
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Melbourne, Australia

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Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I guess this must be a lovely thing on a clear summer day but not in November/December and owners should be ashamed of charing ppl so much money knowing there wont be anything to see from the top. The ride I went to didn't even go to the top!!!! Went half way up, stood there for 10 mins in a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did the combined ferry from St Gilgen and the Shafbergbahn. Not cheap but a lovely day out. The views from the peak are breathtaking. I imagine it is breezy at the summit pretty much every day, but particularly so the day we visited, so taking something warm in October is sensible. Expect to be crammed in for the ride... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to get to the top of the Schafberg where the 360 degree views are amazing. There are also places to eat once you are up there. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually we did the tour without using the cog railway. We started form Eisenauer Alm Buchberghütte. The tour was ok, it took about 2 hours for us to reach the top, but with children it would have been at least three hours, because climbing more than 600 m is not an easy thing with kids. However, during our way back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Magnificent views of many lakes and mountain tops.The train itself climbs slowly to the top.you can get down at a lower level and hike down though the thick forest .

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn), responded to this review

Hello IzzyE_TLV, thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you had a great time at the Schafberg. Greetings from St. Wolfgang, your team of SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We hadn't booked in advance so when we arrived there were no places left in the train we had planned to ascend Schafberg, so we duly booked our tickets on the next available train and waited for around 40 minutes. A leisurely 35 minute ascent later and we were rewarded with stunning 360' views across the whole area. We grabbed... More 

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn), responded to this review

Hello Hertspur76, thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you had a great time at the Schafberg. We are very happy that we were part of your adventure. Looking forward to seeing you again. Greetings from St. Wolfgang, SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt More 

Newcastle, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The journey on the cog railway is a must when visiting St Wolfgang. It's not cheap but there are great 360 degree views when at the top. If you're lucky you might even get the steam engine on one, or both, of your journeys

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn), responded to this review

Hello Padrone, thank you for your great feedback. We are very happy that you had a great time at the Schafberg and that you liked our steam engine. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Greetings from all of us, SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Cog railway is a must when in St Wolfgang, a bit expensive, but boy what spectacular views when you get to the top. Well worth paying for, you'll have to go a long way to see anything more spectacular. If you are in St Wolfgang you already know how beautiful the lake is, imaging being able to see at... More 

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn), responded to this review

Hello Ian B, thank you for your Feedback. Your time in St. Wolfgang sounds like a great adventure. We are very happy that we were part of it. If you ever come to Austria again we were looking forward to seeing you again. Greetings from St. Wolfgang, your team of SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt More 

Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Scenic train ride to the top of the mountain above St. Wolfgang on a purpose built cog wheel train to tackle the mountain slope. Trains running regularly, we joined the short cue bought our tickets for the next available train which was about an hours wait. Coffee shop across the road soon filled the wait. Train carriages are filled to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Whether you are into trains, engineering excellence, impressed by the shear audacity of putting a railway up a mountain or just fantastic views, the Schafberg Cog Railway covers them all. Choose your day and time carefully, we went at the end of the holiday season and on any fine day the queues were building all the time. When this happens... More 

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn), responded to this review

Hello Big_BlueUk, thank you for your great feedback. We are very very happy that you had a good time at the top and that you enjoyed the ride with the SchafbergBahn. Sounds like you are a big fan. We like :) If your are around sometimes, we are looking Forward to seeing you again. Greetings from St. Wolfgang, SchafbergBahn &... More 

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