Fernau B to D

The beautiful via ferrata nearby Stubai glacier cable car offers very inventive and various via ferrata passages.

The via ferrata is cleverly built around cliffy towers and ridges, many nice places invite you to have a rest or to enjoy the scenery. There are some very exposed and exhausting passages to get over, for “bigger people” and “carriers of big rucksacks” the small crevice after the first third of the via ferrata could become to a crux. 

From mid-station of Stubai glacier cable car a comfortable half-day excursion (can be connected with a hiking trip to lake “Mutterberger See”). It’s not advisable to hike the via ferrata at wetness. Also experienced children will have fun on this via ferrata. Access and Descent are short; a security rope is advisable;

Difficulty: Difficulty mainly B/C and C, one passage C/D, many exposed passages with constriction

Best season: May - October

Duration / Difference of Height

Access 15 min. 100 Hm
Fixed rope route 1,5 hrs. 230 Hm
Descent 45 min. 350 Hm


Exposition: South to East

Equipment: Via ferrata set, helmet, mountain boots, safety rope for youths!

Valley / Info: Neustift i. Stubaital, 993 m, phone: +43(0)501881-0

Starting point: Mid-station  Stubai Glacier cable car, approx. 2290 m

Base: Dresdner Hut, 2308 m, DAV, a few minutes from mid-station, open from beginning July – end September; phone: +43(0)5226-8112

Arrival: From Innsbruck over Brenner motorway A13 to exit „Stubaital“ and over Neustift to the end of the valley, bottom station of Stubai glacier cable cars / Bus: Innsbruck main station, bus to Stubai valley;

Access: 15 Min. from mid-station of the Stubai glacier cable cars short way towards Dresdner Hut, before the hut to the right (north-west) to the beginning of a path (signposted, red marked), which leads straight to the access. From the valley (bottom station glacier cable car) 550 Hm/ 1,5-2 h;

Descent: 45 Min. from the summit towards west along the signposted trail back to Dresdner hut at mid-station; until the bottom station in total 900 Hm/ 2 h; alternative descent over „Egesennieder“ and in north direction to „Wilde Grube“ (trail steps) and back to the bottom station.

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