Via ferratas in the Zugspitze region – climbing-potpourri at its finest
The Zugspitze region around Ehrwald is a true paradise for climbers of all levels. Recently, many new climbing gardens have been established at the foot of Zugspitze. They offer a great range of all difficulty levels in a magnificent alpine terrain. The region also has several multi pitches, easy to high-alpine hikes and ice climbing possibilities in winter. Besides climbing on rock, there are also other possibilities for outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, golfing or chilling on a mountain hut.
Taking up the cable car going up to the mountain peak from Ehrwald is highly recommended. It takes up to 100 people. The Zugspitze has one of the most beautiful views in the Alps.
Alpine routes and impressive views – tips in the Zugspitze region
- Coburger Steig via ferrata: The Coburger Steig is an exposed and vertical via ferrata on an altitude level of 2.320m. It starts on a steep slab with little overhangs for around 50m. From the top, you have a breathtaking panorama view onto the surrounding mountain peaks. The Coburger Steig can also be combined with the Tajakante via ferrata. It is very demanding and doesn’t have an emergency exit which is why it is unsuitable for children.
- Seeben via ferrata:Seeben is a very beautiful and modern via ferrata close to the valley. It requires both power and experience. The route is well maintained, leading up a challenging wall besides a waterfall. The access hike is relatively easy and takes about 45 minutes from the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahnen. The via ferrata is unsuitable for children.
- Tajakante via ferrata:The Tajakante via ferrata is located on an altitude level of 1.850m and requires good stamina. The route, leading past a ridge, is about 600m long and offers a breathtaking view on surrounding mountain peaks and ridges. The access hike takes about three hours, starting at the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahnen. The via ferrata doesn’t have an emergency exit and is unsuitable for children under 10 years.
- Zugspitze – Stopselzieher: The Zugspitze – Stopselzieher is an easy, alpine via ferrata, embedded in the impressive Zugspitze massif. It is recommended to combine this via ferrata with an alpine tour, which last stage leads through the Zugspitze – Stopselzieher. The access hike takes about 3,4 hours. For the descent, you can either abseil via one of the routes or take the cable car to the valley station.