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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%
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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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Reviewed 21 February 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

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 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 21 January 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 28 January 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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Reviewed 16 January 2018

So nice travel with old train. When you are at top of Schafber, you can see an amazing view of that zone with all lakes. Price seems a little expensive...35euros up/down. There is a parking near that small station, so any problem for park(no expensive,...More

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

Dear Giorgio P, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the marvellous views from the Schafberg. Regarding our opening times in winter: Kindly note that during Advent time, our SchafbergBahn trains operate up to the second sliding at...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

As another reviewer has stated, this trip is well worth doing for the beautiful panoramic views at the top, but the information about the train trip in guide books and websites doesn't tell you about how long you have to queue for tickets, wait for...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear wildlife_photgraphy, thanks so much for your detailed feedback. Especially in summer, a lot of people tend to visit the Schafberg and take a ride with the SchafbergBahn – we are really happy about this interest shown.  Unfortunately, waiting times cannot always be prevented...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

a short walk from the boat jetty (across the road pretty much) a very steep shaky ride added to the fun. the scenery was stunning. perfect for photos. especially in the snow.More

Thank elliot45108
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear elliot45108, thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time. Advent at lake Wolfgang is always very special. We hope that you will return soon - maybe in summer? :-) All the best, your team from...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The adverts suggest that you will go to the top of the Schafberg mountain, as the cog does in the summer. However, the cog goes just 10 minutes up the mountain, stopping in the middle of the tracks in the middle of a forest. Here,...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Aidini123, thanks so much for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Advent experience with our SchafbergBahn. Could you kindly let us know which advert you are referring to? Please be informed that we always communicate that...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We were lucky that it was sunny n freshly snowed. It was one of the most spectacular places we visited. Tickets are 35 euros but it was sooo worth it. The train was safe, interesting and comfortable for the trip at the summit. There is...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Omaymaa H, thanks so much for your detailed review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time. We would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

it was wonderful, but if you go, it is better to verify the weather. We were on 15th August, and on top it was very cold (7 C degree) and a lot of fog. Although that we were able to see a little bit of...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Bogdan I, thanks for you great feedback, you have to come back when the weather is better, maybe this summer? :-) Best regards, your team from WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Travelled the railway as an optional excursion with Leger Holidays to St. Wolfgang. The journey to the station below the summit of the Schaffberg has excellent views down to St. Wolfgang. From the summit station there is a short walk to the top, where standing...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Nomadtourist37, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time and the ride with our SchafbergBahn. We would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, your team from SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We viewed the Schafberg Cog Railway at the beginning of the year on a TV Show "Greatest Trains Around the World". As we were going overseas later in the year, I booked a night at the Schafbergspitze Hotel at the top of the mountain, so...More

2  Thank Susan S
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at SchafbergBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Susan, congratulations on ticking off one item on your bucket list! :-) We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Schafberg and its hotel so much. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again. Best, your team...More

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Foxfox2016
16 April 2018|
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Hi Rixy, thanks a lot for your question. Unfortunately, we cannot make a recommendation in this regard as we are not informed about your hiking experience. In principle, it is possible for experienced hikers to hike up... More
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Response from Nomadtourist37 | Reviewed this property |
Are you experienced walkers, if not consider what you are thinking about doing, there are good paths to the top from St Wolfgang, but need to calculate how long it will take, then obviously the return leg, then there is the... More
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Jingwei X
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Response from SchafbergBahn | Property representative |
Hello Jungwei X, in 2018, the SchafbergBahn starts operating on May 10th. Until then, the only possibility to get to the top is by walking. On our website we have listed several hiking paths (please find them in the section... More
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