Train Journeys & River Cruises


Contact & Informations

2734 Puchberg am Schneeberg
Bahnhofplatz 1

+43 2742 3690990-1000
+43 2636 32 62


Pushchair Accessible Dogs Allowed Wheelchair Accessible Bilingual Cashiers (DE/E) Souvenirshop / Shop Parking Possibilities Free Entry with the NÖ Card

Visible from afar, the Schneeberg is the highest mountain in Lower Austria. Here, nature is unspoilt and you can find flourishing and bright Alpine pastures with rare plants and lots of mountain animals, as well as, having a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. With the cogwheel railway, the “Salamander”, you can reach this panoramic paradise in a trip that takes around 40 minutes. The Schneeberg and the cogwheel railway make this a great day out for families, those interested in art, hikers and pleasure-seekers. Escape for the day – up in TRANQUILITY! We warmly invite you to an unforgettable excursion.

  • Extensive, glorious hiking area
  • Welcome to the “Panoramic Paradise” hiking trail with the audio guide (in 5 different languages), approximately 1 hour walking time, with lots of information about the history of Schneeberg
  • The highest children’s mountain area in Austria: largest Alpine playground (5,000 m²) – directly beside the Summit Station at 1,800 m above sea level
  • The informative kaleidoscope offers multimedia insights, of the highest level, and excellent views of the Elisabethkircherl (Elisabeth Church) which is opposite
  • Climate Swing from 577 m to 1,800 m above sea level
  • Empress Elisabeth Memorial Church, the art nouveau jewel on Schneeberg
  • Dessert lovers will appreciate the Haltestelle Baumgartner (Baumgartner Stop). Here you can find the delicious Schneeberg Buchteln (a local speciality)
  • Haltestelle Hengsttal (Hengsttal Stop) – VOKA art gallery and picture exhibition in Austria’s highest gallery at the Hochschneeberg Summit Station
  • On Sundays and public holidays in July and August you can experience a nostalgic trip with the Nostalgia Steam Train
  • Information Screens in all Salamander Trains
  • Catering & Accommodation: Hengsthütte, Haltestelle Baumgartner, Damböckhaus and Fischerhütte, Berghaus Hochschneeberg
  • “Panoramic Paradise” hiking trails includes a visit to the kaleidoscope and gallery (audio guide available in the Bergbhf.(Summit Station) office
  • Souvenir shop at Puchberg Railway Station and in the Summit Station
  • Children’s Mountain World at Hochschneeberg
  • Wheelchair and pushchair accessible
  • Summit Station enables you to comfortably enter and exit the train, whatever the weather.
  • Individually designed programmes for travel groups and school classes
  • Nostalgia Steam Train (30 June – 1 September 2019), as well as, upon request! Ascent: 11:23, Descent: 15:17

Operating Hours 2019

Salamander Train:
27 April – 27 October 2019
Ascent Puchberg-Hochschneeberg
Daily at: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:30
Additional trains according to demand – every half an hour

Descent Hochschneeberg-Puchberg
Daily at: 09:45, 11:15, 13:15, 14:45 & 16:15
Additional trains according to demand – every half an hour


Nostalgia Steam Train:

30 June – 1 September 2019

Ascent Puchberg-Hochschneeberg
On Sundays and public holidays, as well as, upon request at: 11:23

Descent Hochschneeberg-Puchberg
On Sundays and public holidays, as well as, upon request at: 15:17

Reservation: +43 (0) 2742/360990-1000

Ascent and descent Single
Adult € 38,00 € 28,00
Child (6-15 years old)* € 19,00 € 14,00
Dogs (Muzzle and lead obligatory!) € 17,00 € 12,00
* Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge but are not entitled to a seat.


Additional discounts for: Family; Senior (over 62); Disabled; Group (20 people or more); Student & Teenage Group (min. 10 people)

The prices stated are valid for trips with the Salamander Trains. For trips with the Nostalgia Steam Train there is a surcharge of € 9.00 per passenger.

Our Tips for Your Trip:

  • Panoramic view of the magnificent surrounding mountains
  • Visit to the Empress Elisabeth Church
  • Mountain snack at the Damböckhaus or the Fischerhütte
  • Descent with the Salamander Train
  • Haltestelle Hengsttal – visit the VOKA art gallery
  • Hearty dinner at the Schmirl Bed and Breakfast Inn
  • Visit the Children’s Mountain World
  • Use the AUDIO GUIDE for the Panoramic Paradise hiking trail


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