SchafbergBahn railway & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferry service

St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

Take a leisurely trip on this classic, olde worlde cog railway up the Schafberg mountain to a height of 1,783 metres. The steepest steam cog railway in Austria has been ascending the Schafberg Mountain from St Wolfgang since 1893. It takes 35 minutes to reach the summit, covering an ascent of 1,190 metres over 5.85 kilometres. The historic cog railway’s steam engines are among the oldest working locomotives in the world, though a journey up the Schafberg mountain is an unforgettable experience even with the more modern steam engines. The view from the summit is the most magnificent in the world-famous Salzkammergut. On a clear day, there is a 360° panoramic view over the region’s glittering lakes, including Wolfgangsee, Irrsee, Mondsee and Fuschlsee, taking in foothills of the Alps and extending as far as Lake Chiemsee in Germany. All around, the mountains soar majestically, from the Höllengebirge range to the Dachstein Mountains to the Watzmann massif.

In operation: since 1893, not electrified
Distance: 5.85 km
Difference in altitude: 1,190 m
Max. gradient: 26%
Journey time: about 35 minutes
Accessibility / arrival

The station for the Schafberg mountain railway is located on your right, just outside the centre of St Wolfgang in the direction of the village of Ried.

  • Parking space: 300
  • Bus parking space: 10
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
Other infrastructure

Lockable luggage storage

General price information

Timetable & prices

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
American Express
ATM card
Diners Club
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adult EUR 41.00
    Family 2 adults + children EUR 94.00
    Familie light 1 adult + children EUR 53.00

    Only your own children aged 6 to 14, inclusive
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Normal price / Special price
    Adults EUR 38,30 / EUR 36,80
    Family EUR 95,60 / EUR 90,40
    Family light EUR 54,90 / EUR 51,00
  • Family Card OÖ
    Discount for two adults and children aged 4 to 14 (inclusive) based on the fare:
    * SchafbergBahn railway (Family Ticket discount)
    * WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferry service (Wolfgangsee Family Ticket discount)…
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Other special suitabilities

Dogs are welcome (a fee will be charged), but please note that muzzles must be worn.
Not suitable for people with walking difficulties, wheelchair users or prams as the ascent from the mountain station to the summit of Schafberg mountain is steep.

Not suitable for wheelchairs. The property is not compliant with Austria's ÖNORM legal standard.


SchafbergBahn railway & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferry service
Markt 35
5360 St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

Phone +43 662 8884 - 9700

Contact person
Mr Dienststellenleiter Mario Mischelin

Phone +43 6138 2232

Legal contact information

Salzburg AG Tourismus GmbH
Markt 35
AT-5360 St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

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