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Full steam ahead

The ”Pinzgauer Lokalbahn“ has provided a rail connection to the Upper Pinzgau region for more than 110 years. The licence to run the Railway was signed by Emperor Franz Josef I on 19th May 1896. One and a half years later, on 2nd January 1898 it was opened to the public. A trial operation with a diesel-electric engine began in 1936.

The length of the whole track between Zell am See and Krimml is 53 km and runs along the river Salzach. The Pinzgau region is a genuine natural treasure and therefore rich in both summer and winter recreation options. For whatever time of year and for whatever type of outdoor activity, the narrow gauge railway is the best way to get there and back. With a dense timetable that provides convenient connections all day long, friendly and dedicated employees ready to make any extra effort, plus such practical conveniences as bike vans or ski racks on the trains, the local railway is the most relaxing way to discover the Pinzgau.

Seasonal steam trains to the Krimml Waterfalls operate every summer. Of
course private steam trains may also be chartered for exclusive group events all year long. While all of the regular trains already offer a good contingent of available space for bikes, in the summer months a bike train takes you on the weekends directly to all the major bike paths in the region, first and foremost the Tauern path.

Dates 2014
Every Thursday from 5. June to 25. September 2014 and every Tuesday from 8. July to 26. August 2014 – Steam Train to the Krimml Waterfalls

Every Wednesday from 9. July to 27. August 2014 nostalgic diesel-electric trains

For more information please contact:
Pinzgauer Lokalbahn: Tel. +43 (0) 65 62 / 40 600