Saturday 17 June 2023

Schneeberg, Austria (Photo: Author: Schletz at German Wikipedia / Public Domain / image modified by


Mensch gegen Maschine (man against machine) is the motto of the annual Schneeberglauf, a 10k uphill mountain race in Austria.

The race follows a multi-terrain route which includes 1,200 metres of ascent.

Starting in the health resort of Puchberg am Schneeberg, which is situated approximately 75 kilometres from Vienna, participants compete against a historic steam train that runs up the slopes of the Schneeberg (2,076m), Austria's easternmost mountain over 2,000 metres high (pictured).

The finish line is at an elevation of 1,800 metres at the summit station of the Schneebergbahn (Schneeberg Railway).

Athletes with superior stamina may opt to take part in the Schneeberg Trail. The route is a 32k loop course that features 2,400 metres of ascent. The race begins and ends in Puchberg.


Map of the venue:


26. Schneeberglauf & 11. Schneeberg Trail:


  • 17 June 2023 (Saturday)

Start time, race distance:

  • 7.30: 32km Schneeberg Trail
  • 8.30: 10km Schneeberg Lauf
  • 10.30: Schneeberg Kids (children's races)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  10km 32km
2022 115 88
2021 172 119
2020 Event cancelled
2019 249 178
2018 268 170
2017 224 144
2016 220 174
2015 246 128


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