Where unspoiled nature
meets new technology
Himmelstreppe im verschneiten Winter, © (c)NÖVOG/Heussler

Mariazell Railway

Where unspoiled nature meets new technology

From the regional capital St. Pölten through the picturesque Pielach Valley and the ÖTSCHER:REICH region to the pilgrimage destination of Mariazell, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 21 tunnels: a trip on Austria's longest narrow-gauge railway is an experience that lingers long in the memory.

The modern Himmelstreppe train sets on the Mariazell Railway have been in service since 2013. The fleet comprises nine low-floor units. Passenger comfort is assured.

A particular highlight of the Mariazell Railway are the first-class panorama carriages. These are in service on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during Advent season from 1st to 23rd December 2018 and from 11th May until 27th October 2019,  and captivate with their panorama windows and catering service serving local delicacies.

Meanwhile, vintage fans can enjoy the Ötscherbär train set on Saturdays during Advent season on 1st, 15th and 22nd December 2018 and from 1st June until 28th September 2019, pulled by a more than 100-year-old electric locomotive.

The vintage Mh.6 steam locomotive is also in service on specific dates. Hint: a journey with the steam locomotive is especially stunning during Advent season.

Climb aboard and enjoy the various attractions of the Mariazell Railway!