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Via ferrata on the Feuerkogel in Ebensee

Pleasure climbing above the Traunsee

Out into nature again. Feel the freedom. Seek the challenge. And enjoy endless silence. These are just a few arguments why more and more nature lovers and adventurers are drawn to the numerous via ferratas in the Salzkammergut. One of them is located at the sunniest spot in Upper Austria. On the Feuerkogel in Ebensee on the incomparable Traunsee.

With the cable car to the climbing experience

The Feuerkogel cable car takes care of the arduous climb to the access point for us. Because even the "journey" to the climbing adventure promises the first feelings of happiness. Once at the top, the access point is only a few minutes' walk from the mountain station of the Feuerkogel cable car. Along the steel rope, the via ferrata leads us to the “Europakreuz” (Europe cross) - one of the most popular vantage points in the heart of the Salzkammergut.

The most beautiful panoramic view in Upper Austria

In addition to numerous climbing challenges, the highlights of this climbing tour include the impressive landscape and the breath-taking distant view of the Dachstein glacier and the glittering Traunsee lake in the valley. The way back from the Alberfeldkogel summit is then via a forest path that takes us back to the starting point of our climbing tour, the Feuerkogel cable car mountain station. A visit to one of the rustic mountain huts provides the right culinary rounding off for this climbing day.

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.

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Free accommodation for via ferrata fans

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.