Via Ferrata

Ferrata Obergurgl-Zirbenforrest

Via Ferrata · Oetztal
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The climbing garden has mainly easy routes and is a good choice for climbing adventures with the whole family. It is beautifully located and can be combined with a scenic 20-minute walking tour. What's more, this climbing garden promises great fun for young and old.
1.5 km
3:00 h
100 m
37 m
Right at the beginning - when you cross the suspension bridge - surefootedness and a good head for heights are absolutely required. A steel rope for via ferrata sets is available as well. The family-friendly route features two difficult grade-C sections where previous via ferrata experience is recommended. Pleasant and easy walking trail to the access area, ideal also for onlookers who can watch the sportsmen close-by.


Length / Time

100meters of difference in altitude on a 400 meter long climbing route. Climbing time: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours;
3 hours incl. descent.

B/C moderate
Highest point
1958 m
Lowest point
1902 m
Wall height
100 m
Climbing length
400 m, 2:00 h
1:00 h

Safety information


The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:


  1. Plan carefully
  2. Destination should correspond to personal abilities
  3. Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
  4. Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
  5. Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
  6. Partner check at the access point
  7. Maintain sufficient distance
  8. Talk clearly when overtaking someone
  9. Watch out for falling rocks
  10. Respect nature and environment



Equipment: helmet, harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes.

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:


Obergurgl (1906 m)
46.870159, 11.026519
32T 654438 5192729



Turn-by-turn directions

Via Ferrata basic knowledge is necessary.This via ferrata is graded B-C, most sections are of intermediate difficulty (B) and therefore also perfect for families with children over 10 years - if using an additional safety rope. 



Marked descent trail to Längenfeld, then continue in the direction of Astlehn; walking time: approx. 45 minutes.You can also get to the village of Burgstein by car.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at:


Getting there

Obergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at


Leaving behind Sölden, you follow the federal road to Obergurgl for another 30 minutes. Then you follow the Zirbenwald stone pine forest trail to Davids Hütte where you find the access point.



Car parks are available at the church (for a charge) or at the Festkogelbahn mountain gondola (for free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • Climbing garden Freizeit Arena Sölden
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B/C moderate
1.5 km
100 m
37 m
Family friendly


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