Via ferrata “Schmiedsteig“

Topic area
Basic services, Leader, municipalities

Disaggregation level

Project region
Upper Austria

Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG Kulturerbe Salzkammergut REGIS

LE– Programming Period
LE 07–13

Project period

Project costs overall
12.110 EUR

Project initiator
Gemeinde Gosau

LE 07-13 information

Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Leader (Tourismus)
LAG (lokale Aktionsgruppe): Kulturerbe Salzkammergut (REGIS)
Maßnahme: M413 - M313

Short description

Building of a via ferrata

There are presently some possibilities for via ferrata activities in the inner Salzkammergut, but what is missing are easy-level via ferrata close to the valley which can be walked or climbed also under adverse weather conditions. There is also little infrastructure for adventure activities in nature.

Walking via ferrata has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many new via ferrata which were built in the Alps and are well frequented furnish proof of this trend.

Targets and target groups

With the via ferrata “Schmiedsteig“ the attractiveness of Gosau as a holiday resort is to be improved. The additional offer for guests coming to Gosau is to help raise the numbers of via ferrata walkers, young people and incentive groups coming to the inner Salzkammergut region. Via ferrata and adventure parcours are en vogue and, where offered, are very well frequented (e.g. Saas Fee, Switzerland).

Especially for groups (school excursions, office outings, incentive groups) they offer interesting spare-time activities in nature.