Schafbergbahn St. Wolfgang

Experience the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria

Schafbergbahn St. Wolfgang

The Schafberg is a beautiful mountain that can be reached by cogwheel railway or by foot. The SchafbergBahn takes you in a spectacular way to an altitude of 1732 meters in 35 minutes. It is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria with a maximum gradient of 26%.

Since 1893 steam locomotives have taken people to the Schafbergspitze, to enjoy the view or to stay in the oldest mountain inn of Austria (Hotel Schafsbergspitze).


Trains are in service from May through to the end of September. The trip starts in St. Wolfgang. The train crosses the provincial border after a few minutes between Salzburg and Upper Austria. The train stops halfway at the Schafbergalpe Trainstation. Here you can decide to walk to the top. The train will take another 10 minutes to reach the top. At the Schafbergspitze, you will have a great view of many lakes like Wolfgangssee, Mondsee, and Attersee.



42 Euro


21 Euro


Full day

Good for

Families | Groups | Couples | Extreme sporters

Opening hours

The current daily timetable and potential changes due to construction work can be found on the Salzburg-Bahnen App, at or by phone +43613822320. It can happen that trains can be canceled due to bad weather/little demand.


Be sure of a ticket, especially in the high season, and book your ticket in advance at:

It is easier if you buy directly your ticket for the way back, online or at the cash desk in St. Wolfgang.

Admission discount

Seniors’ Monday: every Monday, seniors above 6o years can ride the cog railway at discounted rates.

You can save some money by buying a combo ticket for the train and ship (Wolfgangsee).


Strollers may not be transported on the SchafbergBahn cog railway.


Dogs riding on the cog railway must be muzzled and on a leash.

Extra tips

  • This website shows webcam images and time-lapses. The image database goes back to the year 2013. This website explains which peaks you can see from the Schafberg, and it gives you a good impression of what magnificent view you can expect! Schafberg Panomax
  • Keep an eye on your kids at the top. The precipices are very steep, and not fenced off everywhere.
  • If you want to walk up or down, put on sturdy shoes and bring enough clothes and food. The surface consists mainly of stones and there are many open spaces.

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Schafbergbahn St. Wolfgang

How to get there

St. Wolfgang is easy accessible by car or public transport.


There are plenty of parking spaces in St. Wolfgang. The nearest car park to the station is P8. You need 4 Euros in cash to enter the parking area.

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