A special narrow-gauge railway with four steam locos proceeds from Jenbach to Lake Achensee.
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What the Zillertal Railway is for the Zillertal valley, the Lake Achensee Railway (Achenseebahn) is for Lake Achensee: a particularity and nostalgic transportation. In 1889, only two years after the first steamboat set sail on Lake Achensee, four cogwheel steam locos came into operation. They were named Theodor, Hermann, Georg and Carl. One of them was scrapped after WWII, so until 2005 only the three remaining locomotives were in use. Today, again four locos are in operation.
These oldest cogwheel steam locomotives of Austria each consist of a closed wagon and an open summer wagon. One particularity of the railway is the narrow gauge of 1,000 mm: The distance has always been about 7 km long, it starts at the railway station of Jenbach, the only Austrian train station with three different rail gauges.
From there the steam train is pushed uphill until Eben am Achensee, where the flat journey starts. The train steams and whistles until Seespitz, where the connection to the Lake Achensee Ferry and Cruise Company is possible. Everybody who is interested in trains should visit the Tyrolean Museum Railways in Innsbruck with the Local Railways Museum, only 50 km away.
- Bahnhofplatz square 1-3 - 6200 - Jenbach
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round trip Jenbach-Seespitz:
€ 36.00 adults
€ 36.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 18.00 children and young people (7-15 years)
€ 94.00 family ticket (2 adults with 2 children)
€ 63.00 family ticket (1 adult with 2 children)
one-way Jenbach-Seespitz / Seespitz-Jenbach:
€ 27.00 adults
€ 27.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 13.50 children and young people (7-15 years)
€ 70.00 family ticket (2 adults with 2 children)
€ 47.00 family ticket (1 adult with 2 children)
discount for groups (10 and more persons)
Lake Achensee Short Train - round trip :
€ 13.00 adults
€ 13.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 6.50 children and young people (7-15 years)
€ 32.50 family ticket (2 adults with 2 children)
€ 19.50 family ticket (1 adult with 2 children)
Lake Achensee Short Train - one-way:
€ 9.50 adults
€ 9.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 5.00 children and young people (7-15 years)
€ 24.00 family ticket (2 adults with 2 children)
€ 14.50 family ticket (1 adult with 2 children)
free for children under 6 years
The additional Short Train (Eben-Seespitz resp. Seespitz-Eben) operates only from the end of June to mid-September. The Lake Achensee Railway itself operates from April to October. Also combined tickets for the Lake Achensee Cruise Company and the Lake Achensee Railway available.