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The 4 most beautiful via ferratas on the Hochkönig

Die 4 schönsten klettersteige am hochkönig

If you want to know exactly why the Hochkönig is also commonly known as the “peak of emotions”, we recommend a look above the clouds. When climbing on the Hochkönig, you will discover the mighty rock star, which has an almost legendary reputation among mountaineers far beyond the country’s borders, from a completely new, previously unknown side. But where to start? We have put together the 4 most beautiful via ferratas on the Hochkönig for you.

Selbhorn via ferrata

For years, the original Herzogsteig on the Selbhorn was considered a real classic on the southern slopes of the Steinernes Meer. Converted into a fine via ferrata in 2014, this extremely long circular tour places the highest demands on the condition of the climbers, who are rewarded with a magnificent view. Caution: Even in early summer, there are still some patches of snow possible.

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Persailhorn via ferrata

This somewhat shorter via ferrata on the Hochkönig invites you to go on small excursions, especially in summer and autumn. Persailhorn South is characterized by excellent security and pleasantly exposed wall steps. With medium difficulty, less experienced mountaineers will also get their money’s worth.

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Grandlspitz via ferrata

Small but mighty: The via ferrata itself only takes up about 170 m, leads to extremely tricky terrain and thus offers ideal preparation for the Königsjodler. Incidentally, the crossings and steep slabs on the Dientner Saddle can also be combined with the Taghaube crossing for an uplifting day tour.

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Königsjodler via ferrata

Here the name says it all: The Königsjodler, one of the longest via ferratas in the entire state, overcomes the Teufelshörner and the Kematstein on its 1,700 meters of pure climbing. On the way to the Hoher Kopf at dizzy heights, the highest demands are placed on technique and fitness. The weather should not be underestimated either.

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Of course, many more spectacular via ferratas await you on the Hochkönig, which will make your holiday on the rock face a real experience. Guided tours, special offers for beginners and climbing halls complete the offer at the peak of emotions. Choose the Sonnhof in Mühlbach am Hochkönig as your base camp for a holiday above the clouds – we would be happy to receive your non-binding enquiry !

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