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Kaiser Franz Joseph Steig

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This via ferrata of difficulty C/D is located in the region around ERZBERG LEOBEN and offers breathtaking views of Lake Leopoldstein.
The via ferrata "Kaiser Franz Joseph" takes its name from the emperor who over 100 years ago advanced to the middle of the wall, the so-called Kaiserbuche, to hunt chamois.

The impostante and long sport via ferrata is modern and exemplary built, leads through the 860m high sea wall and waits at the end still with a photogenic rope bridge.

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
4,5 km
Route
6:00 h
Time
880 hm
Uphill
1000 hm
Downhill
1600 m
Highest point
658 m
Lowest point

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Detail of how to find us you can find here
HIKE:

4 hours, 880 vertical meters

The most difficult via ferrata sections await you on the entrance wall with two D crossings.

This is followed by the rest area "ERZBERGBLICK" and an easy left traverse into the forest terrain Kaisersteig. Here is also an exit point (Kaisersteig) with easy A/B descent.

After about 200 m you reach the main pillar, which leads in steadily increasing difficulty C/D to the Schwalbennest rest area.

Then it goes over a gully (C) and a slab pillar (B C C) to the Eagle's Nest - rest area.

Attention now follows the extremely exposed headwall C D and two short pillars (C/D and C) over which you reach the Ochsenbrand with the climbing book. After about 200 meters of altitude over steep meadows you reach the last section. This leads over two pillars (B/C and C) and the double rope bridge reaches the exit.

DESCENT:

2 hours, 1000 meters of altitude

From the exit, follow the marked path northwards until you reach the junction with the hiking trail to Hochblaser. Here you keep to the left and descend via the marked trail (trail 822, secured, points A) to the lake outlet.

ALTERNATIVE DESCENT:

After the exit it takes about 1 hour to reach the summit of the Hochblaser (1771m) and on the marked path via the Hassenwilzinghütte (not managed, 1346m) and the so-called Geißstall into the Seeau and along the lake back to the parking lot (from Hochblaser summit another 3 hours).

Keep to the right at the intersection with the hiking trail to Hochblaser, and after about 20 minutes you will reach the Rosslochhöhlen via ferrata.
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at

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Sufficient (paid parking) available directly at the lake:
Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

 

Alpinschule Eisenerz

Alpfox Berg- und Skischule

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