This is the classic Via Ferrata in the Dachstein region, and also a perfect warm-up tour for the Dachstein when starting at the Guttenberhaus.
For the approach from the Dachstein Mountain station, through the Rosmarie Stollen over the Edelgries Glacier, we recommend crampons in the morning (in hard snow conditions).
Usually, the route starts at the Edelgrießhöhe, but you can start at either end. This impressively scenic Via Ferrata crosses summits and rock towers to the Gruberscharte in a breathtaking experience.
Arriving from the west:From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.
Arriving from the north:From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.
Access: from the Dachstein Gondola’s base station, walk along the marked path to Edelgrießkar, until you turn right to the Edelgrießhöhe at an elevation of about 2.230 m, reaching the ridge after a further 250 metres. Follow the marked path to the beginning of the steel rope.
Descent: from Gruberscharte, hike to theGuttenberghaus hut and along the Königsetappe down
Schedule of the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe
Parking lot at Gasthof Edelbrunn or at the bottom station of the Dachstein cable car (Tollroad)
Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.