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Grete-Klinger-via ferrata to Vordernberger Zinken (2004 m)

Grete Klinger Steig

Grete Klinger Steig


Fahnenköpfl – Vordernberger Mauer – Vordernberger Zinken

The so called Grete – Klinger – via ferrata leads from the Fahnenköpfl high above Vordernberg (great views down) over the Vordernberger Mauer to Vordernberger Zinken and offers nice, long distance fixed rope passages and excellent hiking trails right along the ridge. The fixed ropes were renewed in 2003 and are in excellent shape. Hiking passages shouldn’t tempt hikers to take the via ferrata less serious because there are some steep fixed ropes and more dangerous passages on the ridgeline too.

Tour description:
Start at the parking space of Hirnalm and take a path over a grassy hollow in a northeastern direction. After passing a wooden hut a forest road with some inconspicuoussigns on the path. Follow the marked path in a southeastern direction to Barbarakreuz (about 45 minutes walk from Hirnalm). At Barbarakreuz continue to walk in a northern direction until you reach the first fixed ropes in the wood and the marked path continues to Fahnenköpfl (1658 m). The path leads to the steepest part of the ascent, a fixed rope passage to a rock structure of 25 m. After that there are ups and downs, partly along fixed ropes across the Vordernberger Mauer. Finally there are no more fixed ropes where the pine-covered rock terrain switches to the more gentle terrain of the Vordernberger Zinken, the highest point of this tour.

Descent in a northwestern direction and cross a slight ascent to Rottörl beneath the southern flanks of the Grüblzinken. Take the fixed rope passages of the Grete-Klinger-via ferrata in a southeastern direction to Krumpenalm, passing a charming little waterfall on the way to Hirnalm.

Those who prefer to start their tour in Vordernberg can walk along a marked path from the railway station to the Barbarakreuz. Some fixed rope parts of the Grete-Klinger-via ferrata can be avoided by taking tracks on the left.


Grete- Klinger-via ferrata to Vordernberger Zinken  (2.004 m)


1 hour 15 minutes (to the first fixed ropes)


3 - 3,5 hours


2 - 2,5 hours

Difference in Altitude

about 1.300 m including re-ascents

Valley Town

Trofaiach (658 m) or Vordernberg (839 m)

Starting Point

Parking space Hirnalm (934 m, snack bar), turnoff to Krumpen and further to Hirnalm at Hafning (between Trofaiach and Vordernberg)


No bases on the route

Trail map

ÖK 132 - Trofaiach and

OÖ 101 - Eisenerz


B/C medium/difficult – secure steps!

Climbing set (useful also for experienced climbers) and helmet

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Tourism Association HerzBergLand
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8793 Trofaiach