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“Shafberg bahn”

Schafberg Cog Railway (Schafbergbahn)
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$1,095.47*
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Private Tour: Austrian Lakes Day Trip from Salzburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed October 6, 2012

If the weather is good--it was the day we did this-the steam cog railroad to the top of Sharfberg is an awesome and fun experience. Views of seven lakes ( that's what they say...I could only find six)and mountains all around.

2  Thank vulch26
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A cog railway ride to what looks lie the top of the world is a fun and easy adventure for young and old alike.

Stunning views, simple food and drink, and a front row seat for watching departing parasailers awaits you at the top.

If the weather allows it, do not miss this!

2  Thank Monaco98
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We took the boat trip followed by the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Schafberg. The trip might be a touch expensive but its worth the views!
The train trip is ok with decent views as you go up but the best views are from the top. You can see various lakes from the top and enjoy a hot cup of coffee enjoying the views.

3  Thank abystander
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The train takes about 40 minutes to get to the top. You have 2 choices - the train stops about 30 minutes up the mountain and you can walk the last bit (they tell you it's about a one hour walk) or you can finish the trip to the top on the train (an additional 10 minute ride.) Since we were a group of 11 with different fitness levels, we chose to ride all the way to the top.

The views at the top are amazing! We happened to be there on a clear day and could see forever. There is a restaurant at the top, but we brought a picnic lunch with us and found a spot to sit, eat and take in the marvelous view.
This is a mountain and the terrain is what you would find on a mountain, so be sure to wear either hiking shoes or good sports shoes. We saw several people in flip-flops and one woman in heels - neither of which were very smart.
If you appreciate great views, you will love this. Don't forget your camera!

3  Thank limjoco
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

If you can see the top then go up the views are spectacular. You need to get there early as the trains tend to fill up quickly.

2  Thank Rich224
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