The Taurachbahn

An exceptional adventure during your summer holiday in Mauterndorf

The Taurachbahn is the highest altitude narrow gauge railway in Austria and a family summer experience in the Lungau. Thanks to the initiative of Club 760 – the association of friends of the Murtal railway, which leased the line in 1982, the historical steam locomotive runs through the Taurach valley in the Salzburg province from Mauterndorf to St. Andrä and return from June until September.

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Historical steam locomotive journeys in Austria

Travel as in times long past

Enjoy a rail journey as it would have been 100 years ago. At Mauterndorf Station you can purchase your tickets at the historic ticket office from the year 1894, just like your great-grandparents would have done, and discover how people travelled in former times all the while enjoying a fantastic view of the impressive mountains of the Lungau.

Not to be missed by all railway enthusiasts are most definitely the selected departures in June and September, when the carriages are pulled by a historic diesel locomotive!

Cycle-friendly and welcoming to children

An unforgettable day trip for the whole family

The Taurachbahn transports your cycle and children’s pram free-of-charge in the guard’s van. This allows you to enjoy a fantastic journey with the Taurachbahn to St. Andrä, for example, from where you can then make the return journey by bicycle. Following well signposted cycle paths, you’ll once again reach the starting point of your train journey, the medieval town of Mauterndorf.

Special train for groups in Salzburg

A trip with the Taurachbahn in jovial company

If reserved in advance, special trips can also be booked from the beginning of June to the end of October. Whether a company outing, celebratory occasion, such as a wedding or birthday, or a senior citizens’ day trip, a journey with the Taurachbahn is always a one-of-a-kind experience! Upon request, the train journey can be extended as far as Tamsweg, which would give you a direct connection to the Murtal railway.

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In the mood for the Middle Ages for young and old?

Samson figure in Mauterndorf

An exciting trip back in time to the late Middle Ages awaits the visitor to Mauterndorf Castle. Life in the castle at the end of the 15th century is presented true to life in the interactive exhibition. There is a fascinating view of Mauterndorf and the surrounding mountains from the 44 metre high fortified tower.

Mauterndorf Castle