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Schneebergbahn

Photo of the green-orange Salamander train standing in the mountain station on the Schneeberg, in the background the mountain landscape
Niederösterreichische Schneebergbahn GmbH © NB / Stranz
Photo of the green-orange Salamander train standing in the mountain station on the Schneeberg, in the background the mountain landscape

The Schneebergbahn has been taking you up Lower Austria's highest mountain in a relaxed and easy way since 1897. The Schneeberg hiking paradise offers a breathtaking Alpine panorama, just 80 kilometers south of Vienna.

The Schneebergbahn, one of three cog railways still in existence in Austria and the country's longest at 9.7 kilometers, brings nature-lovers up the Schneeberg between May and December. At 2,076 meters, the mountain is not only the highest peak in Lower Austria, but also the easternmost and northernmost of the two-thousand meter summits of the Alps.

To climb the Schneeberg guests can choose between the 125 year-old nostalgic steam train (90-minute ride) and the Salamander locomotive that has been in use since 1999 (40 minutes). The journey begins at the train station in Puchberg, which is really easy to get to thanks to the many ÖBB connections.
During the ride, you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape, which changes a little with each vertical meter. The train covers 1,200 vertical meters and arrives at Austria's highest train station at 1,795 meters above sea level.

Hochschneeberg station in the mountains is the ideal departure point for ahike, which leads on its own or as part of a guided hiking tour along routes with different degrees of difficulty. With more than 80 kilometers of hiking trails and alpine climbing, Puchberg is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Lower Austria. The panorama of the Alps is breathtaking, with long-distance views as far as Neusiedlersee Lake.

Timetable Salamander train April 27 - November 3, 2024
updated daily at: www.schneebergbahn.at

The nostalgic steam train runs between Puchberg am Schneeberg station and Hochschneeberg mountain station on the following dates in 2024:
2.6., 16.6., 30.6., 14.7., 28.7., 11.8., 25.8., 8.9., 22.9.
Ascent: Puchberg station at 10.50
Descent: Hochschneeberg mountain station at 15.47


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