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Mountaineering & Climbing

300 peaks above 3,000 m above sea level

The Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the most magnificent high mountain landscapes on earth. The altitude levels from the valleys to the summit regions of the three-thousand-metre peaks represent an extraordinary wealth of species.

266 mountain peaks over 3,000 m, 279 rivers, 26 waterfalls, 552 mountain lakes and a rich flora and fauna are just some of the highlights of the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region.

Hikers, trekkers and mountaineers will find the best conditions here: well-marked trails and alpine paths, catered alpine huts and mountain inns.

Numerous routes and three-thousand-metre peaks invite you to discover the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern.

Our top three-thousanders for the ultimate summit feeling:

  • Großglockner 3798 m
  • Großvenediger 3666 m
  • Dreiherrenspitze 3499 m
  • Großer Geiger 3360 m
  • Reichenspitze 3303 m
  • Keeskogel 3291 m
  • Schlieferspitze 3290 m
  • Gabler 3263 m
  • Larmkogel 3017 m
  • Gamsspitzl 2888 m
Ascent of the Großvenediger

pure elation

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summit bliss

Our hiking packages are varied and colourful. Just perfect for active nature lovers who want to spend their precious holiday days in Salzburg and capture a peak or two for themselves. Simply take advantage of our hiking service at the hotel or come and see us in person if we can help you find a mountain guide or plan your summit.

Hotel Gassner - Mountaineering & Climbing

My 1st three-thousand-metre peak – Großvenediger 3666 m

If you want to fulfil this dream, we are the perfect base camp for you. A state-certified mountain guide ensures that you reach the summit safely and return with many positive impressions.

Großvenediger ascent bookable with mountain guide, 2 full days.

Our alpine and mountaineering schools will be happy to advise & guide you:

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Climbing & Via Ferrata

For those who want more

KVia ferratas are ideal for those who want more than just to explore the Salzburg mountains on trails of varying widths. The routes lead through steep and spectacular walls. Equipped with fixed steel ropes, clamps and ladders, you experience what it’s like to climb higher and higher in steep rock.

Similar to “real” climbing, there are levels of difficulty. They range from A for children and beginners to D/E for real via ferrata professionals. While the easy routes can be done effortlessly by almost anyone, the D/E category requires a healthy dose of strength in arms and legs and the necessary skills. However, the views from such a via ferrata are all the more impressive for it.

The most popular via ferratas in the region

The Kürsingersteig was built in 2011 to offer visitors to the Kürsingerhütte a bit of variety on the route up to the mountain hut. So you can climb up the really rewarding glacier trail (the former glacier stands are recorded on boards) to the glacier lake and then do the rest on the via ferrata.

A very scenic, easy via ferrata that is the ideal approach to the Kürsinger Hütte. The views of the central peaks of the Venediger group and the view down to the glacier lake are certainly the highlights of the tour. The approach via the glacier trail is also beautiful and informative.

Contact: Mountain Guide Office Neukirchen

With professional guidance, you will receive a solid introduction to the world of climbing. You will learn and improve your technique on an own via ferrata. You will be taught various basic movements, how to use the rope and the safety technique.

Kontakt: Sports & More Unterwurzacher in Wald

  • Kristallklettersteig – Weißsee Gletscherwelt, E, climbing length approx. 400 m
  • Kronprinz Rudolf Klettersteig – Weißsee Gletscherwelt in the area of Medelz
    • Beginner via ferrata, B/C, climbing length approx. 300 m
  • Indoor climbing wall at the Berghotel Rudolfshütte
  • Bouldering hall Gletschersonne, 200m² bouldering area
  • Bouldering park– Bathing lake area
  • Little Yosemite – Climbing Garden (Hans-Gruber Weg)
  • Fürlegg Pfeiler – Weißsee Gletscherwelt


Contact: Uttendorf Tourist Office

All walls face south. Climbing is possible even on warm winter days, except in the Augustwarte sector. This is in the shade of the forest, pleasant in summer! The Falkenstein walls offer almost all steep ledge climbing.

Contact: Krimml Tourist Office

In the Riederklamm adventure garden, climbing can be learned and improved on various routes with different levels of difficulty.

At the entrance at an altitude of 1320 metres, a platform has been built from which you can walk along the via ferrata along the waterfall with a magnificent panoramic view. The two via ferratas “Riederklamm” (difficulty level B+) and “Riederklamm Upper Part” (difficulty level B/C) have a total length of 280 metres and are connected halfway by a short walkway of 100 metres.

Contact: Gerlos Tourist Office

The alpine via ferrata is another tourist offer to bring nature-loving, active people of all ages closer to our beautiful mountain world. With the right equipment and correct handling, climbing a via ferrata is possible for everyone:

Secured by a continuous steel rope from the entry to the exit, you climb through the steep rock face on artificial handholds and stirrups combined with natural holds. Via ferratas are a continuing trend in mountain sports in the Alps and give hikers a taste of the realm of the vertical.

Contact: Gerlos Tourist Office


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