Schafberg (Salzkammergut-Berge)

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Austria, Gmunden

Schafberg is a mountain in the Austrian state of Salzburg. Its height is 1783 metres. Situated within the Salzkammergut mountain range of the Northern Limestone Alps the Schafberg rises at the shore of a lake called Wolfgangsee. In summer a rack railway opened in 1893, the Schafbergbahn, runs from the small town of Sankt Wolfgang at the shores of the Wolfgangsee to the summit. The peak offers a panoramic view of the Salzkammergut mountains and lakes and is also the site of a hotel (Schafbergspitze), established in 1862.