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Anna Klettersteig

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One of the Alps’ most beautiful Via Ferrata leads through Dachstein’s south face, up to the top of Styria’shighest mountain, Hoher Dachstein (2996 m). This route is a challenge for all ferratista, requiring excellent fitness levels.
Beware: When descending the large snowfield, there can be large cavities under the snow cover, where you could break in at any time. 

For the descent, we highly recommend crampons and an ice axe!

Given the romantic relationship between the “Styrian Prince” Archduke Johann and Anna Plochl, the daughter of a postmaster in Aussee, the couple is forever united in the eternal rock of the Dachstein.

The Via Ferrata Anna is a scenic and enchanting route up to Mitterstein, but it is not to be underestimated. Its entry point is at an elevation of approx. 1.800 m and the top is at approx 2.100 m. 

Climbed together, the Anna, Johann, and Dachstein Shoulder routes form the largest vertical drop in the world.


Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
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May
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
1,3 km
Route
5:00 h
Time
300 hm
Uphill
300 hm
Downhill
2093 m
Highest point

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More information

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. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

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. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

Access Anna: From the bottom of the Dachstein cable car, follow the marked hiking path leading to the Dachstein Südwandhütte. From there, take the Pernerweg, past the sigh for the Johann Klettersteig, continuing down the Pernerweg until reaching the sigh fo the Anna Klettersteig.

Descent: Option 1: take the access path for Johann to hike back down to the Südwandhütte (approx. 40 min).

Option 2: keep climbing along the Via Ferrata Johann up to the Seethalerhütte. From the glacier, take the gondola back down.

Hiking trail back down to Südwandhütte is in parts secured by an iron rope.

The via ferrata Anna, Johann, Schulter Anstieg are all together called Dachstein Super Ferrata.

Latest Informationen at Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.

www.via-ferrata.de

 Sommerfreizeitkarte WEST - available in all information offices of the TV Schladming-Dachstein

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 14 - Dachsteingebirge

KOMPASS Karte 031 Der Dachstein, Ramsau, Filzmoos - available in Information office Ramsau am Dachstein

Klettersteige (Via Ferratas) - Atlas Österreich Schall Verlag - only in German

Via Ferratas English- TV Schladming-Dachstein (You will find the pdf file under "Klettersteige")

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

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Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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