Via ferrata in the Salzburg region

Gosausee via ferrata in Upper Austria
Panorama at the Gosausee via ferrata

Exploring steep rock faces in the Lammertal & Salzkammergut

Alone or in a group through the steep, breathtaking limestone rocks, focusing only on yourself and your route. The rock faces of the Lammertal and the Salzachtal offer superb conditions for leaving the daily grind behind and experiencing your very own adventure.

"Via ferrata" adventure and experience'

From the Alpine to the Hohe Tauern, the Salzburg region offers a range of varied via ferrata. From easy to hard, from short to long, whether a beginner or an expert - everyone can find the suitable tour here. Situated just a short distance from the Lämmerhof Alpine guest house are via ferrata which allow you to breathe in the mountain air.

Via ferrata around the Lämmerhof Alpine guest house

Here is a summary of the best via ferrata which are just a few minutes' drive from the hotel:

Intersport Donnerkogel via ferrata
The Donnerkogel via ferrata: challenging yet rewarding

The Donnerkogel via ferrata

  • Journey time: 10-15 min.
  • Ascent: 30 min. with the Donnerkogel cable car, 2 hours on foot from the car park
  • Length: 1,250 climbing metres
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Difficulty level: C/D - medium (stamina: challenging)
  • Refreshment options: Rottenhofhütte and Gablonzerhütte lodges

In the neighbouring settlement of Annaberg-Lungötz you will find one of the very best of the local via ferrata. The secure ascent leads over a length of 1,250 climbing metres from the Zwieselalm via the Ziehkogel, the little Donnerkogel, the Donnermandl and up to the great Donnerkogel. The ascent can be made either on foot (approx. 2 hours) or by making use of the regular operating times of the Donnerkogelbahn cable car in the summer (approx. half an hour). The descent is completed in the normal way from the great Donnerkogel.

Climbers at the Gosausee via ferrata
Above the Gosausee at the via ferrata

Gosausee via ferrata ("Laserer" Alpine via ferrata)

  • Journey time: 45 min.
  • Ascent: 15 min.
  • Length: 420 climbing metres
  • Duration: approx 1 hour
  • Difficulty level: C – medium
  • Refreshment options: Gosausee Guest House

The Gosau, which is approx. 45 min. away, is home to two via ferrata which are situated by the picturesque Gosausee lake and framed by crystal clear mountain spring water, the peaks of the Dachstein massif and the Gosaukamm. The Gosausee via ferrata is situated by the lake and takes climbers over a rock face that has been equipped with ladders and features both a vantage point and a wire rope suspension bridge. It's a great experience for beginners and children alike.

Gosau via ferrata in Upper Austria
View of Gosau from the Schmiedsteig

Schmied via ferrata (the Schmiedsteig)

  • Journey time: 45 min.
  • Ascent: 20 min.
  • Length: 640 climbing metres
  • Duration: approx 1 hour
  • Difficulty level: C – medium (D/E versions also available)
  • Refreshment options: Gosausee Guest House

A few hundred meters from the Gosausee, adjacent to the Gosauschmied car park at the Stausee lake is the Schmiedsteig. This via ferrata is a little easier than the Gosausee via ferrata as the difficult points, such as the small wire rope bridge and the direct D/E entry-level versions can be avoided. The Schmiedsteig is also less exposed because it guides through smaller rock faces in woodland. The descent is completed via a short hiking trail which leads back to the car park.

Hiking in the Postalm region in the Salzburg region
Hiking on the Postalm (c) Tennengau/Bernhard Moser

Postalmklamm via ferrata

  • Journey time: 50 min.
  • Ascent: 10 min.
  • Length: approx 1,200 climbing metres
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Difficulty level: D – challenging (F versions also available)
  • Refreshment options: There are many lodges & guest houses at the Postalm

The side of the Postalmstraße that is adjacent to the Wolfgangsee features a via ferrata which is one of the most challenging in the Alps. The car park especially for the via ferrata is situated on the Postalmstraße (toll road). It is approx. 45 minutes away via Abtenau-Voglau. This action-packed tour takes in 5 suspension bridges over rushing mountain streams. At the breathtaking Postalmklamm gorge, experienced climbers can try out the F-Version of the ascent here, which can also be avoided, however.

Climbing at well secured via ferrata in Salzburg
Into the great outdoors and great adventures!

Ramsau via ferrata paradise

  • Journey time: 50 min.
  • Via ferrata: 17 (from short to long)
  • Difficulty level: A-E (easy to hard tours)

At the Ramsau via ferrata paradise which is situated 20 km away at the Dachstein, you can expect to find several via ferrata with a range of difficulty levels which enthuse both children and beginners as well as experienced climbers and professionals. While the little ones can gain their initial experiences on the rocks at the "Kali" and "Kala" via ferrata, professionals can take extended mountain tours with the "Skywalk" via ferrata, conquer the "Johann", or ascend the Hohe Dachstein (2,995 metres) via the "Randkluft" or the "Schulter".

Holiday with experienced hosts

The decades-long history of the Hedegger family is woven deeply in the Lammertal in the heart of the Salzburg region. As such, visitors to the idyllically situated guest house and hotel in the foothills of the Tennengebirge Mountain shouldn't be surprised that they will get the best holiday advice from the Hedegger family. In addition to the weekly activity programme, your hosts will support you with detailed tour information, weather reports and special tips which are frequently only known to local people.

The Lämmerhof Alpine guest house team will be pleased to send you additional information for your outdoor and active holiday in the Salzburg region. Simply send us your individual holiday enquiry or an online booking and we will put a personal and individual offer together for you!

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