Climbing tips for the Zugspitze

Via ferratas in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

The desire to experience that special thrill while hanging on a vertical rock face can be fulfilled on the four via ferratas in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. Steps, iron ladders and steel ropes in various levels of difficulty secure the way on natural rock. By the way, the Italian word “via ferrata” literally translates to “iron path”. 

Via ferratas come in levels of difficulty from A to E, and they allow climbing newbies to explore alpine terrain even without much climbing experience. Regardless of the level of difficulty of the via ferrata, professional equipment is mandatory. This equipment includes a climbing harness, a helmet and a via ferrata set with shock absorbers as well as gloves and appropriate footwear. 

Important information: Climbing at the “Steinbruch” in Ehrwald (railroad tracks) is currently prohibited. You must not go climbing there! We will communicate any changes to this regulation.

All via ferratas at a glance

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Coburger Steig via ferrata

Alpine, vertical, and on fixed routes: The Coburger Steig via ferrata at 2,350 metres above sea level is a highlight for climbers. Upon completing the challenging ascent, you are rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views from the top. As a connecting via ferrata, we recommend combining this via ferrata with the Tajakante via ferrata. This route isn’t suitable for children.

Seeben via ferrata 

(currently open)

Seeben via ferrata is a state-of-the-art sport climbing location close to the valley. While climbing across the Seebenwände in the Mieminger range, you can test and prove your strength and skills. Even though this route is well maintained and marked, we do not recommend children climb this via ferrata.

Tajakante via ferrata

(currently open)

A 600-metre, alpine fixed route in 1,850 metres above sea level: This challenging route leading along a ridge requires lots of stamina and sure-footedness. Children aged ten years and older who have enough climbing experience and skills are allowed on this via ferrata – and will equally enjoy the stunning scenic views of the surrounding summits and ridges.

Zugspitze – Stopselzieher

This via ferrata is relatively easy to master. We recommend combining it with an alpine summit hike. Descent is possible either on one of the marked routes that start at the summit or by cable car. 

Good to know: For more detailed information on the various via ferratas, please visit the website of Climbers Paradise!

The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena for climbing aficionados:

Ehrwald climbing Hall

The indoor climbing hall in Ehrwald is a perfect all-weather alternative for climbers in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. 

High ropes course

If you'd like to discover the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena from an entirely new perspective, you can do so on the high ropes course at the sports and leisure park in Bichlbach! 

Summer in the mountains

Hiking, biking, lakes and public pools, special family offers, and countless different leisure activities: That's what makes summer in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena a highlight for all holiday guests! 

Hiking & mountaineering

Discover the breathtaking mountain world around the Zugspitze on foot! 
Ehrwald climbing Hall
High ropes course
Summer in the mountains
Hiking & mountaineering