"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.
The fascinating mountain environment of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut fulfills the alpine dreams of any mountain enthusiast. All around Lake Hallstatt, tricky rock faces with varying degrees of difficulty provide adventure for both advanced and novice climbers. Whoever thinks that fixed-rope routes are only for ‘wannabe’ climbers are deluding themselves. Throughout the Hallstatt and Gosau region, there are plenty of routes that will cause even the most experienced climber to break a sweat. The regional fixed-rope routes include the legendary ‘Seewandkletterstieg’ (Lake Wall Route) between Hallstatt and Obertraun - one of the most difficult courses in Austria. You can find a listing of this and other routes in our extensive online portal for climbing.