Amid magical alpine meadows and imposing high peaks, the Schladming-Dachstein Region is famous for its wonderful hiking tours.
Mountaineers in search of their own brand of excitement can look forward to a true climbing Eldorado here in the Dachstein area. Overhangs, awesome rock faces, and breathtaking views across Ennstal.
19 beautiful via ferrata climbs and mountaineering tours are located on the southern side of the highest mountain in Styria, the Dachstein, and in Ramsau.
Thanks to numerous variations and all levels of difficulty, from climbs designed especially for kids – including the "Kali", "Kalo" and "Kala" – to the "Super Ferrata" (Anna-Johann-Dachstein), the longest fixed-cable climb in the Alps, there is something here for everyone. Thanks to the "Hias", "Rosina" and "Siega" climbs in idyllic Silberkar Gorge, you also have via ferratas that are close to the valley. No wonder, then, that this is regarded as the No.1 area for fixed-cable climbing in all of Austria.
The rock-climbing opportunities in Schladming-Dachstein also include the "Franzi" via ferrata through the Gasselwand on the Reiteralm, the only fixed-cable climb in the Schladminger Tauern, and the Stoderzinken practice area, consisting of five easy climbs.
Climbing, Ramsau and the Dachstein, virtually synonymous for many years now. In fact, it was 170 years ago that the Randkluftsteig, now the oldest via ferrata in the Eastern Alps, was first installed on the summit of the Dachstein.
Today, we look back in pride on the “heroic deeds” of the Steiner brothers from Ramsau. In 1909, Franz and Irg (Georg), without special equipment or modern climbing aids, were the first to successfully conquer the south face of the Dachstein. We invite you to come take a look at the magnificent mountains of the Schladming-Dachstein Region.