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Dec 10th, 2017, 05:57 PM
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How to go up Schafberg Mountain when railway is closed

Hello everyone.

I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered, but I've just spent some time looking and couldn't find an answer!

I will be in St Wolfgang for 2 nights in 01 April 2018 to 03 April 2018 (we won't have a car) and wanted to know if it was possible to catch a form of public transport up Schafberg Mountain (train or bus). The Schafberg railway is closed for the Winter and re-opens in late April. I'm not particularly looking to go all the way up, but just some way up to marvel at the views. Is there a bus that goes up the mountain? If so, does anyone know the bus details?

I've been to the http://schafbergbahn.at and http://fahrplan.oebb.at websites to look for routes but I can only find limited information.

I'm also entertaining the option of going up the Zwolferhorn using the cable car IF Schafberg is not an possible, but I thought I'd check with the knowledgable and friendly folk at Fodors first.

Thank you all in advance.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 10:35 PM
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There is no bus to Schafberg. There are numerous hiking trails, though they may not be well maintained in April. The Alm will likely not be open yet, either.
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Dec 11th, 2017, 02:35 AM
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There will most probably be snow at Schafberg (1800 metres above sea level) on April 1st. But the Zwoelferhorn cableway runs all the year round (except on windy days like today).
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Dec 11th, 2017, 11:48 AM
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Thank you Fourfortravel and Neckervd for taking your time to reply.

I guess I'll have to check out the Zwoelferhorn instead (provided the weather is good)!

Thank you once again.
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