Relaxing in the City, © Schwarz König

Mariazell Railway

Old-time train / special train

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For more than 100 years, the Mariazell railway has been traveling between St. Pölten and Mariazell on its narrow tracks. Perfect for casual hikers since distances can easily be shortened by simply hopping on the train for a bit. This railway is a piece of pioneering work of Austrian railway construction art featuring a spectacular mountain route and gradients of up to 27 permille, plenty of tunnels, bridges and viaducts.

During the ride, passengers enjoy unique views of the Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park. Next to the modern train sets of the "Himmelstreppe" train, also the nostalgic "Ötscherbär" rail cars with electric or steam locomotive Mh.6 are still running on this route. More details:

Guided tours on every 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m., and guided tours for groups of 10 or more only by prior arrangement – at least 14 days' prior notice at the NÖVOG Info Center.


Facility features

  • Tours


  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Can be reached with public transportation

Location and how to get there