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SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt not in service

The SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt are not in service. The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt starts on 29 March, the SchafbergBahn starts on 10 May 2018.


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Winter is coming

Christmas season on Wolfgangsee includes magical Advent markets in the idyllic villages of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. Immerse yourself in a world of thousands of lights and enjoy the festive atmosphere during a romantic cruise across the lake or a ride on the steam train up to the second siding on the Schafberg - a nostalgic highlight with mulled wine, punch and delicious local specialities.

Experience the most peaceful time of the year at 1,015m, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the outside world!

SchafbergBahn - train

  • from 24th November to 23th December 2017
  • up to the second sliding at 1,015m

WolfgangseeSchifffahrt - ship

  • from 24th November to 23th December 2017
  • from 25th December 2017 to 1st January 2018

Please note that the SchafbergBahn may not run in the event of snowfall or bad weather.  

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SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt - end of the season!

The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn are not in service. The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn will be in service again in Advent.

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New: the app for the SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

With the Schafberg app, you can optimally plan your visit in advance, and on-site, it is the perfect travel companion. With numerous features, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt.


  • Interactive overview map with location function
  • Integrated audio guide in 3 languages (german, english and korean) and children’s version (only in german available)
  • Live images with 360° panorama of the summit and the lake
  • Snapshot function for fun selfies
  • Always up-to-date with train & ferry departure times, mountain & valley weather
  • Comprehensive info, FAQs, news, events and much more!

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Season Opening for the SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

The new season started on 30 April 2017! Our trains and ships will then operate every day until the end of October. The SchafbergBahn will only run as far as the Schafbergalm station until 11 May, but from 12 May it will take passengers all the way up to the Schafbergspitze once again. New this season: the Beer & Dine evening event on Wolfgangsee, including a three-hour cruise, beer tasting, a delicious 5-course menu and live entertainment.

Please note, that the inn "Gasthof Schafbergalpe" (Schafbergalm halt) is closed until further notice!

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Events in 2017

This year, yet again, the  SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt will offer a wealth of special events sure to appeal to big and small! Whether Beer & Dine on Wolfgangsee, the fun-filled Pirate Ship for kids, or a romantic Moonlight Ride up the Schafberg: There’s something certain to appeal to all tastes!

Information about upcoming events, dates and reservations!  

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Spring & Easter Ferry Service

Our ships will operate in the springtime on Saturdays and Sundays from 25 March until 23 April 2017. Over Easter (13 April to 17 April 2017), our ships will be running daily. The route is from St. Gilgen via St. Wolfgang to Strobl and return. As of the start of our high season on 29 April 2017, WolfgangseeSchifffahrt will operate every day, while the SchafbergBahn cog railway will likewise chug up the Schafberg daily.

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Wedding, Birthday or Conference?

SchafbergBahn, WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and Hotel Schafbergspitze give seminars, conferences, meetings, corporate anniversaries, office outings, weddings and birthday parties a very special touch. For many years, our experienced team has planned, organized and coordinated complete events, and is even happy to take care of catering, if desired. Wedding and more

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