Conquer the mountain in style

The SchafbergBahn is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria. Since 1893 mighty steam locomotives have powered their way from the lake-side base station in St. Wolfgang to the 1783 m high summit of the Schafberg. The participants will conquer the mountain in comfort and style, making the entire journey an unforgettable experience!


Once on the top, magnificent Alpine views and warm Austrian hospitality beckon. Visit the Hotel Schafsbergspitze, Austria’s oldest mountain inn, originally dating from 1862. The trip to the top of the Schafberg starts at the lake-side base station in St. Wolfgang. After a few minutes, the track crosses the provincial border between Salzburg and Upper Austria, before continuing its steep ascent through lush fields and green forests. At Dorneralm the first siding is reached. This is where the historic steam locomotives pause to take water. The next stop is the quaint station of Schafbergalpe at 1363 m (4472 ft). From there it takes another 10 minutes for the train to reach the summit. This segment is probably the most spectacular and already offers impressive views in multiple directions.

Wow factorMagnificent Alpine views and warm Austrian hospitality
Incentive type  Active experience
Duration1 hour
Location St. Wolfgang, Austria

Get in touch

Salzkammergutbahn GmbH
Markt 35
5360 St. Wolfgang

T: +43 6138 / 22 32-0

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