Fixed rope routes around Lake Hallstatt in Austria - © Outdoor Leadership

Rock Climbing

A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced

Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut a paradise at the edge of the sky, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and at the foot of Mount Dachstein. The mountains rise up to almost 3.000 meters, rugged with deep gorges, with high Alpine pastures embedded in the mountains and rocky summits surmounting everything. Breathtakingly beautiful. Everything you could hope for. “The Echerntal-Klettersteig” in Hallstatt and the ”Gosaussee-Klettersteig” in Gosau offer tempting routes with various grades of difficulty for beginners and experts alike. Hold by hold you will experience the fascination of this fantastic sport in the Gosauvalley. The unique terrain, right next to Mount Dachstein, offers distinctly Alpine, though well secured routes.

"Echerntalwand" via ferrata closed!

Dear climbers, after the devastating forest fire of 21st August 2018 the "Echerntalwand" via ferrata in Hallstatt is closed. The duration of the closure is not yet foreseeable. Alternative climbing routes in the Salzkammergut can be found here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly staff of the Tourist Information Office in Hallstatt. We hope you enjoy climbing in the Salzkammergut.

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© Krauß | Klettersteige in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Klettersteig am Gosausee

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Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.