Cogwheel train to Schafberg - Austria

The meter gauge cogwheel railway takes us to the Schafberg in Upper Austria, whose summit lays in Salzburg. With a length of nearly 3 mi. it gains about 3937.0 ft in height difference with a maximum gradient of 25.5%.




The terminus is located at an altitude 5577.43 ft.  At a high visitor frequency two trains drive in a short distance behind each other. The Schafbergbahn is in operation since 1893, the oil-fired steam locomotives ( Z serie ) date from 1992. The original coal-fired locomotives from 1893 are only used for nostalgia journeys.
Mountain hut Pearly Gates

A wonderful place to see the lakes of the Salzkammergut is below the Schafberg summit at the mountain hut Himmelspforte - Pearly Gates - (5774.28 ft). From here you have a fantastic panorama view over the Attersee, Mondsee and Wolfgangsee.

Besides hiking and sunbathing you can also pass the time watching the paragliders who find here ideal training conditions.

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