SchafbergBahn (Schafberg Railway)


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SchafbergBahn (Schafberg Railway)

The SchafbergBahn, the steepest cog railway in Austria, takes you from St. Wolfgang to the top of the 1783-metre-tall Schafberg. In just 35 minutes, the SchafbergBahn climbs 1190 metres and makes it possible for you to enjoy breathtaking 360° panoramas of the mountains and lakes of the Salzkammergut. With its striking summit, the Schafberg is one of the most scenic mountains in Austria, treating visitors to enchanting views along with numerous opportunities for hiking and refreshments.

Do & See

The medieval and baroque area of the city holds the esteemed status of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, boasting an array of impressive historical landmarks, museums, and other attractions. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Salzach and immerse yourself in the town's rich history while also catching glimpses of contemporary architecture and the modern world. Fortress Hohensalzburg perches regally at the top of the 'Festungsberg' and is one of the largest fortified defence systems in Europe. Gazing down to the foot of the Mönchsberg visitors see the festival district and the large festival hall, Felsenreitschule riding school built into the mountainside, and the 'Haus für Mozart'. The Getreidegasse is a well-known attraction and is one of the most attractive and heavily frequented shopping streets in the world. A stone’s throw away is the Salzburg Cathedral with its imposing dome and magnificent facade made of marble hewn from the Untersberg.