Welcome to Schafberg mountain!
Our hotel is located at an altitude of 1783m above the town of St. Wolfgang.
The Pasch family took charge of the hotel in 1966, with Harald Pasch taking over as manager in the second generation in 2002.
Our hotel is very much a family business, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that turns your visit into a unique experience.
Our staff is looking forward to welcoming you and treating you to regional specialties from our kitchen.
The Pasch family & the team
The venerable, much loved Schafberg cog railway will take you up the Schafberg (alt. 1783m) in style and in comfort.
Austria’s steepest steam-powered cog railway has been taking visitors up the Schafberg from St. Wolfgang ever since 1893. In just 35 minutes, it covers a difference in altitude of 1190 metres and a distance of 5.85km all the way up to the Schafberg summit. The historic steam-powered engines are among the oldest engines in the world that are still in operation. But a trip up Schafberg mountain is an unforgettable experience even with a modern-day steam engine.
The Schafberg (1783m) is one of the most stunning panoramic mountains in the Salzkammergut region, renowned for its scenic beauty. On a clear day, the summit offers a 360° panoramic view over the glittering lakes of the Salzkammergut and the foothills of the Alps, such as Lake Wolfgangsee, Irrsee, Mondsee, Fuschlsee, all the way to Chiemsee in Bavaria! The majestic mountain peaks of the Höllengebirge, the Dachstein and the Watzmann ranges make the perfect backdrop to the gorgeous lake-studded landscape.
In continuous operation since 1893, not electrified
Difference in altitude: 1,190m
Max. incline: 26%
Travel time: approx. 35 minutes
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