Five Lakes Via Ferrata on the Katrin near Bad Ischl
Five from one climb
Where in the Salzkammergut does the brave climber find the most beautiful panorama while climbing? And where is the via ferrata that offers so many views of the numerous Salzkammergut lakes? Where? Of course on one of the most beautiful excursion mountains in the region. The Katrin. The descent is then via a forest path down to the Katrin cable car mountain station or the mountain guesthouse.
With the cable car to the via ferrata
The Katrin cable car is an easy and comfortable way to get to this via ferrata.
On the way up, you get a first view of the impressive landscape and the picturesque little town on the river Traun. By the way, you can find all the important information about the Katrin cable car, such as travel times and prices, under "Information at a Glance".
Ascent to the lake view
From the mountain station, the access to the via ferrata, with the difficulty level "B/C", is a well signposted walk of about 40 minutes. Spectacular views and new perspectives of the Salzkammergut await the climbing enthusiast on the way to the Katrin summit cross. Once at the top, the breath-taking view of five of the numerous Salzkammergut lakes builds up. The Lake Hallstatt, Lake Wolfgang, the Nussensee, Schwarzensee, the Traunsee and sometimes even the Lake Fuschl. Lakes as far as the eye can see.
Finale on the Katrin
The way back, or rather descent follows a forest path back to the starting point of our climbing tour - to the Katrin cable car mountain station or the mountain guesthouse. After the approximately two-hour climbing tour, mountaineers can recharge their batteries here.
Note for climbing enthusiasts
A printed folder with climbing routes in the Salzkammergut and a detailed route description is available at the four tourist offices of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. In addition, local outdoor providers also offer the option of booking an experienced guide for the "via ferrata experience". You can find the contact details for this under “Information at a glance” below.
Safety on the rock face
In recent years rock climbing has developed encouragingly strong and each year inspires more and more people. Its versatility means you get a taste of everything: whether hard tracks in the Boulder room or indoor climbing hall, long routes with alpine ambience or leisurely tours on a sunny cliff - in climbing, regardless of age, everyone finds their individual conditions. Safety guidelines play an important role in enabling you to enjoy this fascination to the full. The best advice for "correct" climbing in the Salzkammergut region can be found here.
Katrin Via Ferrata
The katrin alpine cabin in Bad Isch
The cabin is located a few steps below the sum-mit station and looks back on a long tradition. It is easily accessible via a short descent and offers both, hikers in summer and ski touring lovers in winter, a cozy resting place to stay.
The Katrin mountain Inn
Der Katrin Berggasthof befindet sich bei der Seilbahn-Bergstation auf rund 1.400 Metern Seehöhe. Was unsere Küche „hinter den Kulissen“ kreiert, überzeugt durch erstklassige Qualität und vielseitigen Geschmack aus der Region.
BergeSeen Trail Stage 10
Trail Route: Strobl – Achenweg – Gasthaus Zur Wacht – Lake Nussensee – Kalvarienberg – Bad Ischl
Duration: 4h 30m
Length: 16 km
The ”Katrin Cable Car” in Bad Ischl
Enjoy a charming 15-minute drive to more than 1, 400 m above sea-level with spectacular views. Starting point for the magic 7-Lakes-View Hike or the impressive 3-Summits-Tour across the mountains.