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Autumn Timetable SchafbergBahn Cog Railway

MOUNTAIN TERMINUS: SCHAFBERGALM

Please note that, from 30 September until 3 November 2019 (end of season 2019), the SchafbergBahn cog railway only runs as far as the Schafbergalm (1364 m). Due to construction work, rides all the way up to the Schafbergspitze are not possible! 

Information for rides to the Schafbergalm!

  • At the Schafbergalm, you will find an info hut (ticket desk), a refreshment hut (for beverages and small snacks) and portable WCs.  
  • Hikes around the Schafbergalm are possible without a problem for everyone.
  • Hikes to the top of the Schafbergspitze are possible – approximately 1 hour in each direction.

 

If you decide to hike to the Schafbergspitze, please note the following:

  • Please only use the marked hiking path!
  • Hiking away from the path is strictly prohibited!
  • Falling rocks represent a significant danger away from the path!
  • There are currently no toilets or refreshment businesses at the Schafbergspitze!
  • Hiking on or along the tracks of the Schafbergbahn is strictly prohibited! 

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Advent with Ship and Train

Advent Cruises on WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries

From 22 November until 22 December 2019, die WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries bring you to the three Advent villages St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang. From 25 December 2019 until 01 January 2020, the ferries also cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee. The detailed timetables can be found here.

Advent Rides on the SchafbergBahn cog railway

From 22 November until 22 December 2019 (from Thursday to Sunday), you can enjoy the wintry Salzakmmergut by taking a ride on the SchafbergBahn cog railway. The cog railway chugs through the winter forest up to the second siding at 1,015 m above sea level. The detailed timetable can be found here.

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SALZBURG-BAHNEN APP

App for the Wolfgangsee Ferries, SchafbergBahn, FestungsBahn Funicular and Mönchsberg Lift.

With our new Salzburg-Bahnen App, you will be able to immerse yourself even more deeply in the fascinating world of trains and ships operated by Salzburg AG! The SchafbergBahn and Wolfgangsee Ferries in the Salzkammergut region as well as the Mönchsberg Lift and FestungsBahn Funicular in the city of Salzburg will carry you to the most awe-inspiring lookout points and promise unforgettable experiences. Thanks to this app, you always have a great overview: ahead of time and once you are here.

Highlights:

  • Integrated audio guide for the SchafbergBahn and Wolfgangsee Ferries
  • Online ticketing
  • Current departure times for the SchafbergBahn and Wolfgangsee Ferries
  • Interactive overview map with locator function
  • Current weather information and live pictures
  • Bucket list
  • Latest info, news, events and much more

Links for download:

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Nostalgia Season by train & ship

Travel like back in Imperial Times 

 

Vintage steam trains

Every Sunday (until 01 September 2019), the over 125-year-old steam-powered cog locomotives are in operation. Enjoy this special, nostalgic experience.

Ride up:

  • St. Wolfgang valley station: 9:30 a.m.
  • Schafbergspitze: 10:55 a.m.

Ride down:

  • Schafbergspitze: 1:25 p.m.
  • St. Wolfgang valley station: 2:50 p.m.

Price:

  • Adults: € 49,60
  • Children*: € 29,80

 

Nostalgic Paddle Steamer

Ferries have been running on Lake Wolfgangsee since imperial times. In 1873, the 33-meters-long paddle steamer Kaiser Franz Josef I was launched. Now as then, the nostalgic ship is in operation (daily in good weather until 1 September 2019) and guarantees an unforgettable journey through the wonderful Salzkammergut region. The ship travels between the piers in St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen.

Timetable

  • Please find the detailled timetable here.

Additional charge for journeys with the paddle steamer:

  • Adults: € 1,00
  • Children*: € 0,50

 

* ages 4 - 14

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Moonlight Rides

Evening mountain experience on the Schafberg

The setting sun and the rising full moon: Enjoy this impressive natural spectacle on the summit of the Schafberg, certain to leave you with lasting memories. 

Dates: 16 July, 15 August, 14 September 2019 

Departure from the valley terminal: 6 p.m.

Departure from the mountain terminal: 9:30 p.m.

  • incl. traditional welcome drink at Hotel Schafbergspitze
  • incl. live music by the „Graben-Riada"

Price: € 41,00

Reservation is required.

 

 

 

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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

Departure

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

Reservation required:

T +43/6138/2232-0 or at berg.schiff@schafbergbahn.at

 

 

 

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First ascent of the SchafbergBahn already at 8:55 a.m.

Due to the wonderful weather, the Schafbergbahn will start its first ascent on Saturday, June 29 and on Sunday, June 30, already at 8:55 a.m.

From 6 July to 1 September, the SchafbergBahn's first ride will always take place at 08:55 a.m. (in sunny weather only).

Please find the detailled timetable here.

 

 

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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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SchafbergBahn closed from May 12- 16 May

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Due to recent weather conditions and the large amount of snow on Schafbergspitze summit, the SchafbergBahn will not operate from May 12-16, 2019. Service is expected to resume again on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

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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.

Features:

  • Interactive overview map with location function
  • Integrated audio guide in 4 languages (german, english, mandarin 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!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intermaps.schafberg

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/at/app/schafbergbahn-wolfgangseeschifffahrt/id1219260158

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WITH MAMA TO THE TOP OF THE SCHAFBERG

EXCURSION TIPS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Right in time for Mother’s Day, the last snow and ice will have been removed from the SchafbergBahn and nothing more will stand in the way of your excursion. The fleet of WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries gives you yet another option for an outing with the best mama in the whole world.

At least once a year when Mother’s Day comes around again, you have a marvelous opportunity to thank your mother for all she does and has done. For those of you planning to give her a special surprise, Salzburg AG has a number of excursion trips up its sleeve. For example, how about a trip to the top of the Schafberg? The ever-popular SchafbergBahn cog railway chugs practically all the way to the summit. In fact, it is the steepest cog railway in Austria and has been running from St. Wolfgang up the 1783 meters-high Schafberg since back in 1893. The train will begin its new season on 11 May, perfect timing for your Mother’s Day festivities. In just 35 minutes, the steam-powered cog locomotives carry passengers to the top of the mountain, traveling 1190 vertical meters and 5.85 km along the way. Even during the ride up, passengers are treated to spectacular views of the Salzkammergut region. And once you get to the top, you are able to enjoy some of the most glorious scenery in all of Austria. The lakes of the Salzkammergut glisten like magical jewels, each vying for your attention, while your eyes can roam all the way from the Bohemian Forest in the north to the Alps in the south.  

Welcome on board

If you are more in the mood for water rather than mountains, WolfgangseeSchifffahrt is likely to be the perfect choice for you. The fleet has been ferrying passengers back and forth between the idyllic communities of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl for over 145 years. Each of the seven boat landings lends itself as the starting point for springtime strolls. In Ried, you will definitely want to discover Falkenstein Chapel, while we also recommend a visit to the pilgrimage church in St. Wolfgang, site of the famous Michael Pacher Altar. Strobl enchants visitors with its beautiful promenade, and in St. Gilgen you should definitely set aside some time to explore the house in which Mozart’s mother was born. Thanks to the new WolfgangseeTicket, you have the opportunity to board and debark at all the lake landings, making it the ideal companion for your journey of discovery on Wolfgangsee: on water as well as on land.

 

 

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Easter Ferry Service

Right in time for the Easter holidays, as of 18 April 2019 our fleet will once again be cruising the lake. Enjoy springtime on board of the WolfangseeSchifffahrt ships. 

The SchafbergBahn will begin chugging up the Schafberg again as of 11 May 2019.

Click here to view the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferry timetables

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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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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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Events in 2018

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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Season Opening for the SchafbergBahn & WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

The ships are in service daily, the SchafbergBahn starts on 10 May. New this season: the Fine & Dine evening events on Wolfgangsee, including a three-hour cruise, beer or whisky 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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