20th "Schafberg Run"

This traditional event pits man against machine and is considered as one of the toughest mountain races in Austria. Runners battle the 26% gradient as they attempt to overcome 1.240 vertical meters faster than the steam locomotives.

The Route

By starting at the bottom station of the Schafbergbahn at 9.30 a.m. (540 m) the time is running. Along the railway tracks the runner pass the Dorner and Schafbergalpe, always aimed at the peak of the Schafberg (1.730 m) forward. The track has a lot to offer, from lush green pastures on screes with numerous switchbacks and steep paths to vertical sloping rocks. Not the distance of 5.8 kilometers ensures tension, but the approximately 1.190 meters in altitude, some with gradients up to 26% to overcome. The athletes have to devide their forces. Whether this year the record could be broken again, the award ceremony at the Hotel Schafberg will show.



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Gift idea: Fine & Dine on Lake Wolfgangsee

Gift idea: Fine & Dine on Lake Wolfgangsee

Enjoyment ahoy!
Are you looking for a very special gift for your loved-ones? A gift certificate for our Fine & Dine events in 2019 is sure to be a big hit. 

Cast off for an unforgettable cruise with WolfgangseeSchifffahrt. Whether hops, barley or juniper, in combination with crystal-clear water they will be magically transformed into painstakingly brewed beer, smoky whiskey or fine gin. Learn fascinating facts about these specialties as you partake in a gourmet menu atop the gently undulating waves of Wolfgangsee! Also includes a tasting, live music and the unique panorama of the Salzkammergut.

 Dates 2019


7 p.m., from the St. Wolfgang Schafbergbahn boat landing, duration ca. three hours

Reservation required:

T +43/6138/2232-0 or at




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SchafbergBahn will resume operation on May 17, 2019

SchafbergBahn will resume operation on May 17, 2019

After a short break due to adverse weather conditions, the SchafbergBahn will return to service beginning May 17. The Himmelspforte and Hotel Schafbergspitze can both be reached via pathways that have been cleared of snow. 

Please be aware of the following:

  • It is currently not possible to board or alight from the train at the Schafbergalm station.
  • Hiking paths to the Schafbergspitze are currently closed. Please comply with this closure for your own safety. 

Enjoy your ride!




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Webcam Schafberg