Schafberg Cog Railway

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 km.
The long-established cog railway's steam engines count amongst the oldest working engines in the world, though even with the more modern steam engines, a journey up the Schafberg Mountain is an unforgettable experience. The view from the summit (1,783 m) is the most magnificent in the world-famous Salzkammergut. On a clear day there is a 360° panoramic view over the glittering lakes of the Salzkammergut (eg Lakes Wolfgangsee, Irrsee, Mondsee and Fuschlsee) to Lake Chiemsee in Germany in the foothills of the Alps. All around, the mountains soar majestically, from the Höllengebirge range over the Dachstein Mountains to the Watzmann Mountain.

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

  • Parking space: 300
  • Bus parking space: 10
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
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 between 4 - 14,99 years
  • Family Card OÖ…
  • 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

Please get in touch for more information.


Schafberg Cog Railway
Markt 35
5360 St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

Phone +43 6138 2232…

Contact person
Mr Dienststellenleiter Mario Mischelin

Phone +43 6138 2232

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