Nature, adventure and romance at the highest level...

Enjoy it all in our hotel at the summit of Schafberg mountain!

Welcome to the Schafberg!

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

Restaurant operation: from May 1, 2023 – October 22, 2024
Hotel operation with room rental: from May 01, 2023 – October 08, 2024 (when the cog railway is in operation and the weather is good)
operating times of the Schafberg-Bahn

Last check-in for house guests who climb the mountain on foot is 20:00.
Please note that the last train for houseguest departs obligatory at 4.30pm.

Hot meals until 8 p.m. / End of service: 24:00
(Our hotel guests can go in and out at any time to enjoy the starry sky and the night on the mountain)

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
Route: 5.85km
Difference in altitude: 1,190m
Max. incline: 26%
Travel time: approx. 35 minutes


The Berghotel on the Schafberg is the ideal setting for private or business events, either in an intimate setting or for larger parties.

Whether you are looking for the perfect place to hold a birthday celebration, an evening reception or a family event – the stylish ambience and the beautiful surroundings or our hotel offer everything you need to make your party a roaring success.

The hotel also has a fully equipped conference room that is available for meetings and seminars.

Gourmet Weeks on the Schafberg
September 16-22, 2024

Enjoy local delicacies with probably the most beautiful view in Austria: During the delicacies weeks, the Pasch family serves local specialties.


Morning pint in the Schafberghotel with live music by the “Grabn-Riada” (zither and accordion)

01st May (season opening)

12th May (Mother’s Day)
09th June (Father’s Day)

On Mother’s Day there is a free glass of Prosecco for all mothers and on Father’s Day for all fathers a 1/3 beer free. Consumption in the hotel, no cash payment or exchange.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission!

Location: Restaurant Schafberghotel (takes place in any weather!)


Romantic full-moon ride

August 19th

The setting sun and the rising full moon are two natural spectacles that are particularly impressive on the summit of the Schafberg. Our nostalgic steam train takes you to this romantic natural spectacle on the Schafberg. Please note that diesel-electric locomotives are used when there is a large crowd.

Further information and booking

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