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Information about the SchafbergBahn

The SchafbergBahn is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria. Since 1893 mighty steam locomitives have powered their way from the lake-side base station at Wolfgang to the 1783 m high summit of the Schafberg.

The SchafbergBahn allows every visitor to conquer the mountain in comfort and style, making the entire journey an unforgettable experience! Trains are in service from the end of April through to October.

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. From the top you may see numerous Alpine lakes and the Dachstein glacier. In 2012 the Hotel Schafbergspitze celebrated its proud 150th anniversary!


In operation: since 1893, not electrified
Distance: 5.85 km
Elevation gain: 1190 m 
Maximum gradient: 26%
Travel time: 35 minutes


Markt 35
5360 St. Wolfgang

Telefon: +43 6138 / 22 32-0
Fax: +43 6138 / 22 32-9705