From Thursday to Sunday, the Advent Steam Train wends its way hourly up the snowy Schafberg Mountain. (Thursday and Friday from 11 am; Saturday, Sunday, Bank holidays and Friday 9.12.16 from 10am). The journey leads through the wintry forest up to the second passing loop (above the Dorneralpe) at 1,015 metres. A Schafberg Mountain cog-railway wagon, decorated prettily for Christmas, plays the role of a traditional market stall, serving mulled wine and punch.
This, the steepest steam cog-railway in Austria has been running from St. Wolfgang up the 1,783 metre Schafberg mountain since 1893. On reaching the summit, 1,190 vertical metres will have been overcome and 5.85 km travelled.
This nostalgic steam cog-railway is one of the oldest in the world, having been built in 1893/4. The track is also used by four modern steam locomotives, two diesel engines and a diesel-electric engine.
Tickets can be bought at the Schafberg Mountain cog railway bottom station. Groups must book in advance on +43 (0)6138 – 2232-0 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Price: €12.00 per person return.