Travel up the mountain in harmony
with nature to Panorama Paradise
Salamander unterwegs am Schneeberg, © Franz Zwickl

The Schneeberg Railway

Up the mountain in harmony with nature to Panorama Paradise.

In 1897 the very first cog railway train steamed serenely up the highest mountain in Lower Austria: the Schneeberg. Today the departure point for trips up the Schneeberg is the modern tourism portal – the calling card of the Schneeberg Railway.

In just 40 minutes the modern Salamander train whisks passengers up to Hochschneeberg station at an elevation of 1800 m. The station is fully accessible and passengers can easily embark and disembark whatever the weather conditions. Over the summer months the vintage steam train also runs on Sundays and holidays. By taking this train the visitor is following in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Josef over 100 years ago.

Baumgartner station is a great place to stop off on the way. This is because you can sample delicious Schneeberg buchteln – sweet rolls filled with jam that are a treat for the taste buds. At the top on the Panorama Paradise trail the visitor can appreciate the surrounding mountain scenery in all its glory.