Himmelstreppe
a journey from St. Pölten to Mariazell

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Himmelstreppe in der Landschaft, © NÖVOG-Weinfranz
Himmelstreppe im Naturpark, © NÖVOG-weinfranz.at
Die Dampflok Mh.6. auf ihrer Reise, © NÖVOG/Barfuß
Erlebniszug Ötscherbär, © NÖVOG-Knipserl

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 from 1 May until 1 November 2021 und during Advent season They captivate with their panorama windows and catering service serving local delicacies.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the adventure-train Ötscherbär on Saturdays from 1 May until 30 October 2021 and during Advent season and. It is pulled by a more than 100-year-old electric locomotive and captivate with lovely themed journeys for children and families. 

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

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