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Hohe Wand

 
Hohe Wand

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Lower Austria, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.81440°N / 16.00220°E

Object Title: Hohe Wand

Activities: Hiking, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Via Ferrata

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 3714 ft / 1132 m

 

Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: Jun 1, 2007 / Sep 3, 2017

Object ID: 297951

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Overview

Hohe Wand as part of the Gutensteiner Alpen are a part of the Northern Limestone Alps

The highest elevation at Hohe Wand is Plackles (1132m) - for climbers IMHO not interesting.

Hohe Wand offers hundreds of climbing routes (from easy to extreme) on its east side, but also some viae ferratae and easy hiking trails. Hohe Wand is therefore an important recreational area for the inhabitants of Vienna and Southern Lower Austria.

Also visitors from Hungary and Slovakia climb at Hohe Wand (I personally met a climbing party from Munich - they preferred the less crowded Lower Austria to the Lago di Garda area)

 
Hohe WandHohe Wand
Church - Maiersdorf (Hohe Wand)northern part of Hohe Wand and church in Maiersdorf


Between Maiersdorf and Stollhof starts a toll road, that leads to to plateau of Hohe Wand, to several huts, hotels, paragliding starting strips, wild animal parks etc.

Hohe Wand Panorama - (from near Gaaden)
far left Hohe Kanzel - toll road from near the graben (middle)
May 2005


Panorama Hohe Wand (from Maiersdorf)northern part of Hohe Wand from Maiersdorf



Important natural parks


Naturpark Hohe Wand
Alpine IbexAlpine Ibex
Lime Kiln on Hohe Wand PlateauLime Kiln
Alpine ChamoisAlpine Chamois


Getting There

by public transport


The southern part of Hohe Wand (areas around Große Kanzel and Wildenauersteig can be reached from Grünbach am Schneeberg (or Unterhöflein) by train (Austrian Southern Railway change at Wiener Neustadt to Schneebergbahn).

There might be buses to reach the northern part of Hohe Wand (Sorry no further information)

by car


Form Vienna on the highway (Südautobahn - A1)

  • to Wöllersdorf (for the northern part) continue Markt Piesting turn left to Dreistetten, via Muthmanndorf to Stollhof
  • to Wiener Neustadt West (for the southern part) continue via Weikersdorf, Gerasdorf to Unterhöflein to Maiersdorf or Grünbach

Climbing - Climbing Sectors (South of the Toll Road)

see the link section for more information
important climbing sectors starting at the south end of Hohe Wand


Große Kanzel


Fredsteig, Wienersteig, Kanzelsteig, Naglplatten
Gr. Kanzel - Summit CrossGroße Kanzel
Grosser KanzelGroße Kanzel
Große Kanzel - Fredsteig (Hohe Wand)Fredsteig - Gr. Kanzel
Kanzelsteig - Große Kanzel (Hohe Wand)Kanzelsteig
Climbing Fredsteig (Hohe Wand)Fredsteig - near Frednase
Fredsteig - Hohe WandFredsteig


Weningerturm

Baumgartnerturm


(near Wildenauersteig)
Baumgartner Turm (Hohe Wand)Baumgartner Turm


Hochfallwand


Hochfallwand from Wildenauersteig (Hohe Wand)Hochfallwand
Climbing  Auf Wildenauers Spuren  - Hohe WandAuf Wildenauers Spuren
Leitergrabengrat (Hohe Wand)Leitergrabengrat


Hamburgerpfeiler - Tirolergrat


HamburgerpfeilerHamburgerpfeiler
Tirolersteig (Hohe Wand)Tirolersteig
Schwarzgrabenkante - Hohe WandSchwarzgrabenkante


MILAK Klettergarten

Sonnenuhrwand


Puzzle für FortgeschrittenePuzzle für Fortgeschrittene


Totenköpfel


TotenköpflTotenköpfl




Draschgrat



hohe wand / AustriaBetty & Paul
hohe wandHochempor Verschneidung
Duettsteig (Hohe Wand)Duettsteig (leads to Draschgrat)
Draschgrat - Hohe WandDraschgrat


Fuchslochturm



sorry no image

Almfrieden



sorry no image


Climbing - Climbing Sectors (North of the Toll Road)

Teufelsgrat


Teufelsgrat (Hohe Wand)Teufelsgrat
KletterbrüderpfadKletterbrüderpfad


Wandeck



sorry no image

Viae Ferratae

Viae Ferratae at Hohe Wand range from easy to very hard ones:
* Wagnersteig
* Völlerin
* Springlessteig
* Leiterlsteig -
* Naturfreundesteig - this via ferrata is on the west side of Hohe Wand
* Frauenluckensteig
* Steirerspur -
* Wildenauersteig - a very old classic via ferrata
* HTL Steig - Klettersteig - HTL Klettersteig is closed (due to damaged cables and bolts)
* Blutspur - Klettersteig - the most difficult (but very short) via ferrata at Hohe Wand
* Kleine Klause
* Gr. Klause

Steirerspur  - Via FerrataSteirerspur
SteirerspurSteirerspur
Wildenauersteig Wildenauersteig
Wildenauersteig (via ferata) in winterWildenauersteig in winter
Wildenauersteig - vertical cave (Hohe Wand)Wildenauersteig
HTL Via Ferrata - HTL KlettersteigHTL Steig - first part
HTL Via Ferrata - HTL KlettersteigHTL Steig
HTL steigHTL Steig (final part)
Währingersteig in WinterWähringersteig in Winter
Kleine KlauseKl. Klause


Hiking

a lot of marked trails - caution: some are very exposed
Lime Kiln on Hohe Wand PlateauLime Kiln
European Black PineEuropean Black Pine
Euphorbia (Wolfsmilch) at HTL Via Ferrata - HTL Klettersteigunkown flower
MeadowMeadow


Caves, Mountain Biking, Paragliding + Hang Gliding

Caves


near Hohe Wand around Dreistetten is Einhornhöhle (show cave) - discovered in 1927, opened in 1930

Mountain biking:


sorry no information

Paragliding + Hanggliding


Two starting strips near Gasthof Postl and one (new) starting strip near Gasthof Almfrieden
Paraglider at Hohe WandParaglider
hohe wandParaglider at Hohe Wand

Red Tape

no red tape -
Hohe Wand road is a Toll Road on Saturday and Sunday.

Accommodation (B&Bs and huts)

Several huts and B&Bs on the Hohe Wand plateau (e.g. Hubertushaus, Gasthaus Postl etc.) and in nearby towns
Near the tollgate is a new campsite (open from April to October)

Wilhelm Eichert HütteWilhelm Eichert Hütte
Turmsteighütte (Hohe Wand)Turmsteighütte
Hubertushaus (Hohe Wand)Hubertushaus
Hubertushaus (Hohe Wand)Hubertushaus in winter
HerrgottschnitzerhausHerrgottschnitzerhaus
WaldeggerhausWaldeggerhaus

Books, Maps, External Links, Webcams

Guide Books




Maps


detailed map online: Austrian Map Online


Climbing, Viae Ferratae


www.bergsteigen.at offers a lot of climbing, viae ferratae information (only in German)

Webcams



Other Links:


several B+Bs, huts

Paragliding starting strips at Hohe Wand -

Naturpark Hohe Wand

www.wieneralpen.at/leadersued/ covers the southern part of Lower Austria (Guternsteiner Alpen but also Rax-Schneeberg Area and Bucklige Welt) -

www.tiscover.at/hohe-wand

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Vid Pogachnik

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...also very illustrative pictures of other SP-ers (Herbie, Istvan).
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Hohe WandSchwarzgrabenkante - Hohe WandHohe WandFrauenluckensteigFredsteig - Hohe WandEuphorbia (Wolfsmilch) at HTL Via Ferrata - HTL KlettersteigStallhof
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