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Overview Events 2020

LakeGourmet in Salzkammergut

Music, magic and fine drinks: Cast off for a culinary cruise with WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries. Atmospheric live music and a gourmet menu guarantee true moments of happiness on board. Crystal-clear Lake Wolfgangsee and the surrounding mountain world of the Salzkammergut provide a unique backdrop.

LakeGourmet Dates 2020

NEW DATE: DanceGourmet: 12 SEPTEMBER 2020

It’s time for a “knees-up”! Includes 3-course dinner menu, dance floor and live music performed by “Die Tennengauer“.
Price: Adults € 65.00 Children (4-14) € 40.00

MagicGourmet: 11 July and 22 August 2020

Kindly note that the event on 22 August 2020 has been cancelled.

Succumb to the magic! With tableside magicians, 5-course menu and live music
Price: Adults € 99.00 Children (4-14) € 74.00

GinGourmet: 25 July 2020

Sample this cult drink with a rich tradition! Accompanied by gin expert Johannes Peinsteiner, 5-course menu and live music
Price: Adults € 99.00 Children (4-14) € 74.00

RumGourmet: 29 August

Immerse yourself in the world of the popular spirit! With rum expert Alexander Huprich, 5-course menu and live music.
Price: Adults € 99.00 Children (4-14) € 74.00 

Departure for each event: 7 pm, St. Wolfgang Schafbergbahn

For reservations please call +43 6138 / 2232-0 or send an email

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Pirate ship for kids

Kindly note that the event on 23 July and 13 August 2020 has been cancelled.

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Moonlight Ride

The submerging sun and the rising full moon: two natural games, which are especially impressive at the summit of the Schafberg. Also included: "Valentin" musician in the Hotel Schafbergspitze and a traditional drink.

Dates:  5 June (cancelled), 5 July, 3 August, 2 September 2020
Departure: 6 p.m., Return: 9:30 p.m.
Adults: € 42.00
Children (4-14): € 21.00

For reservations please call +43 6138 / 2232-0 or send an email

Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. of the day before!


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Night on the Schafberg

Enthroned atop the Schafberg is Austria’s oldest mountain hotel, actually built around 30 years before the SchafbergBahn (1862). Here, guests enjoy both the tranquility of a night in the mountains and the comforts of a cozy hotel at 1,783 m above sea level.


  • 18 May - 03 October 2020


  • Ascent and descent with the SchafbergBahn
  • Overnight stay and breakfast at the Hotel Schafbergspitze


  • Price Adults: € 98.60
  • Price Children (4-14 years): € 68.30 

Booking: or + 43 6138/3542


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Travel With Vintage Steam Trains

Vintage steam trains (built 1893 and 1894)

On board historic steam locomotives, passengers experience a leisurely journey up the Schafberg. Nostalgic feelings included. (Reservation required)

Dates: 11 July, 25 July, 8 August and 22 August 2020

Ride Up
St. Wolfgang Schafbergbahn 5:20 p.m.
Schafbergspitze 6:25 p.m.

Ride Down
Schafbergspitze 8:00 p.m.
St. Wolfgang Schafbergbahn 8:55 p.m.

Price per person (incl. drink for the ride up)
Adults 50.80
Children 30.40
Groups per person 47.20

Children may travel free of charge if they do not require their own seat. For safety reasons, children 4 and up must occupy their own seat. 

Interesting Facts

The over 125-year-old steam-powered cog locomotives are some of the oldest in the world that are still in operation. Since fewer and fewer businesses have the necessary expertise, almost all repairs are done at the workshop in St. Wolfgang. Each journey requires about four hours of preparation time. A trip up and down the mountain consumes about 500 kg of coal and 3,000 l of water. 

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Nostalgic paddle wheeler "Kaiser Franz Josef I."

The elegant paddle wheeler "Kaiser Franz Josef I." provides passengers with a travel experience like in the late 19th century. Experience this delightful vessel of original 1873 vintage on a public cruise during the high season or charter it for your own private function.

From 5 July to 30 August 2020, as posted at the ferry landings

Additional charge:

  • Adults, one-way: € 1,00
  • Child (4-14 years), one-way: € 0,50 

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Pirnis Plattenkiste

Dancing to the old records: Reinhard Pirnbacher presents rarities on shellac and vinyl, which invite to swing.

At the Schafberg
Please note that due to official regulations and measures regarding the coronavirus, the event on 05 June 2020 on the Schafberg has been cancelled.

At the Ship

  • Date: 17 July, 14 August (new date) 2020
  • Departure: 7:00 pm, Gschwendt Parkplatz
  • Price: € 18.00
  • Reservation required!

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21st "Schafberg Run" - Man against Machine

Kindly note that the Schafberg Run 2020 is cancelled.


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 1240 vertical meters faster than the steam locomotives.


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Gourmet Weeks on the Schafberg

How could it possibly be more marvelous than this? Enjoy delicious local specialties along with one of the most beautiful views in Austria. At Hotel Schafbergspitze (1,783 m), the Pasch family serve local specialties. Enjoy a comfortable ride up and down the mountain on the SchafbergBahn.

Dates: 14 - 24 September 2020


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