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Eisenerzer Steig

Pfaffenstein, western Hochschwab Along the entire via ferrata you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Erzberg, Lake Leopoldstein and the town of Eisenerz. Tough, strenuous and exposed sections make the via ferrata a very special climbing experience. The trail was opened in 2005 and leads to the summit on a beautiful route. It was built for the 100th anniversary of the Naturfreunde Eisenerz. The Eisenerzer Steig is located in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region.  
Ascent: 1,5-2 hrs, 750 HMFrom the parking lot follow the gravel path up to the edge of the forest. Follow the markings to the fork Markussteig /825) / Südwandsteig (Schrabachersteig) (826). Follow the path (825) to the left and walk steeply uphill through the high forest in serpentines, crossing several forest roads and reaching the first rocks of the Kessel wall. Following the markings, you reach a rock niche with memorial plaques via a small saddle. "Here it goes right to the entrance"

Course: 1,5 hours approx. 300 HM

The entry starts with C and continues over the "Petergstammplatte" to the helicopter landing site, where there is the first escape possibility (left). Along the wet ridge to the west ridge shoulder - there you have the second exit possibility - and after a short traverse you come to the ramp. The penultimate section is very exposed and exhausting. Finally, you climb through the chimney to the Blockverschneidung D.

Descent: 3 hours 1050 HMFollow the well-marked and partially secured (A and A/B) Markussteig (normal route) back to the start and starting point.

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Best season

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
6,9 km
Route
6:50 h
Time
900 hm
Uphill
800 hm
Downhill
1871 m
Highest point

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Arrival by car

From the west: Munich - Salzburg - (A10) Tauernautobahn - B99 to Radstadt - Ennstalbundesstraße to Liezen - (A9) Pyhrnautobahn - exit Traboch - B115 Eisenbundesstraße to Radmer; Eisenerz and Vordernberg or via the Gesäusebundesstraße from Admont - Radmer - Eisenerz - Vordernberg

From the east: Vienna (A2) - at Neunkirchen towards Semmering (S6) - Leoben - St. Michael junction - Traboch exit - B115 Eisenbundesstraße to Vordernberg - Eisenerz - Radmer

From the south-east: Graz - (A9) Pyhrnautobahn - Gleinalmtunnel (toll) - St. Michael junction - Traboch exit - B115 Eisenbundesstraße to Vordernberg - Eisenerz - Radmer

From the south: Südautobahn (A2) to Bad St. Leonhard - Obdach - Zeltweg - Murtal Schnellstraße - Knoten St. Michael - Abfahrt Traboch - B115 Eisenbundesstraße to Präbichl

From the north: Linz - (A9) Pyhrnautobahn - Traboch exit - B115 Eisenbundesstraße to Vordernberg - Eisenerz - Radmer or via the Gesäusebundesstraße Admont - Radmer - Eisenerz - Vordernberg.

We recommend a visit to the Styrian Erzberg!

Erzberg is a world of its own: With Adventure Erzberg, visitors experience pure Erzberg feeling during the adventure ride with the Hauly in the active open pit mine, in the underground adventure world show mine, during the Thursday live blasting and in the brand new open-air exhibition Erzberg Erlebnisreich. Visitors can immerse themselves in Austria's lively mining industry and experience the everyday work of real miners in the largest open pit mine in Central Europe.

www.abenteuer-erzberg.at

Phone: +43 3848 3200

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichischen Bundesbahnen(ÖBB), Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at

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Parking lot Pfaffenstein

On the B 115 to Eisenerz, at the police to the right always uphill to the end of the driving possibility to the parking lot with panorama board

Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

Karten:

Kompass WK 212 Hochschwab-Mariazell, 1:35.000, ISBN 3-85491-563-2

Freytag & Berndt WK 041 Hochschwab, 1:50.000, ISBN 3-85084-780-2

www.bergsteigen.com

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What the weather will be like

Eisenerz (711m)

Morning
sunny
18°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
28°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
24°C
15%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
rainy
27°C
45%
5 km/h
Night
rainy
22°C
55%
5 km/h
Possibly sunny spells in the early morning, later heavy clouds with frequent thunderstorms.
17.07.2024
cloudy
16°C 26°C
18.07.2024
sunny
15°C 29°C
19.07.2024
sunny
16°C 29°C

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