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“Snow at the top in June”
Review of SchafbergBahn

SchafbergBahn
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$1,010.69*
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Private Tour: Austrian Lakes Day Trip from...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Snow and eidelweiss at the summit after an enjoyable ride up with ever changing views of the Wolfgangsee.

Wooden seats are hard so be prepared

1  Thank dgjh
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We made used the special reduced rates for family tickets on friday afternoons (2pm, 3pm or 4pm departure). It was a hot day and the cabin was very warm but the 35 minute trip up offered such wonderful views we didn't mind. We managed to book our return time when we bought our tickets so didn't need to do this at the top. We went for a walk and had a drink with a fabulous view. An hour was plenty of time. I would recommend this however it was only good value with the Friday family discount.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was brilliant. Go on a good day as we did, it was delightful. We had to wait for the next available train as we had visited during the Scalaria weekend and it was busy. The trip up was amazing for us all (3 kids with us aged 10, 12 & 14). The views at the top were amazing and the restaurant very good for the wait before going down. When you get to the top you must book a train back down and I feel the wait of 2 hours for the next available train was deliberate to get you to stay and buy!!! Ended up a long day for us due to the waiting times but definitely worth it.

2  Thank MaryB66
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The cog railway is a delight and the views on the way up and from the top of the Schafberg are amazing.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Go on a good weather day, the views are fantastic. Nice restaurant at the top with outside eating to observe the views.
Should have taken a map of the area up with us to identify all the different lakes from up high.

Thank cazzie_b753
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