Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 47.00670°N / 13.50080°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Additional Information Elevation: 8569 ft / 2612 m
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On the south ridge of Faschaunereck On the south ridge - the view towards Hochalmspitze

What's new here?

> Nov 28th, 2022: Interactive map embedded, some more description.
> Nov 8th, 2014: A few pictures added.
> Feb 6th, 2013: SP V3 design updates.
> Nov 27th, 2004: Linked the map of the area.
> Sep 21st, 2002: Page created.

Faschaunereck Presented

You can see some general information on the parent page! Faschaunereck is a mountain for skiing. In summer it can offer little, just a pleasant panorama, but in winter and spring its southern and eastern slopes are ideal for a ski tour and the peak is often ascended. Faschaunereck belongs to the Hafner Group, which is a part of Hohe Tauern. Main peaks of this group run in the NW-SE direction and above the old, picturesque town of Gmuend our peak lies in the side crest, going from the main one towards the south.

Faschaunereck from the NE
Faschaunereck from the E

East of the summit and the sharp N ridge the steep walls of Glockwand are falling down towards the Maltinger Alpl (high meadow). The N ridge ends on the Glockwandscharte, 2472 m, beyond which the equally wild ridge continues towards the summit of Reitereck.

Towards the S, however, the ridge is steep, but not too rocky, so in good conditions it's great for skiing. Then the ridge rocks above Faschaunleiten follow and lower the ridge continues towards the S. It has one more ridge bump (2272 m), then it lowers steeply down and gets forested. A cart-road goes around that ridge near the Faschaunertörl, 1791 m.

While on the E side of the Faschaunereck there's the often visited Faschaun valley (the valley of Feistritzbach), on the W side there's the valley called Perschitz (the valley of Fallbach). This one is very rarely visited but very nice, abundant with all kinds of flowers. The Fallbach creek falls down in the valley of Malta with a spectacular, 200 m tall waterfall, which is one of the major attractions of that nice valley. And finally, at the end of the Faschaunereck ridge, just above the Feistritz village, there aruins of an old, medieval Sonenburg castle. It fell in disrepair already around the year 1400, but some quality masonry cal still be seen there.

Getting There

Malta valley Malta valley

From Gmuend, a beautiful medieval town close to the highway Villach - Salzburg you take a road into the Malta valley (towards the NW). Reaching the village of Malta, you turn north and take a narrow mountain road on Maltaberg. This is a group of farm houses, huts and hay barns, lying on the altitude of 1600 meters, where the road is closed for public traffic. You park by the Kramer Huette. Also in spring this mountain road is usually opened for traffic, because it lies on sunny slopes, facing towards the south. You can see a detailed map on: and the interactivemap on this pge is also very useful.

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In der Faschaun
In der Faschaun

From Kramer Huette you proceed by the road towards the north, in the shallow valley, named In der Faschaun. On the right side of the valley rises Stubeck (2370 m), also an ideal ski mountain, on the left, north-western side, rises Faschaunereck. Reaching 1787 m of altitude, you start ascending towards the left over broad, for skiing ideally inclined slopes (Faschaunleiten). You pass the small, decayed Eggenhuette (2161 m) and proceed to the south ridge of Faschaunereck. There you turn northwards again and over a few ridge steps reach the peak of Faschaunereck.

First turns from Faschaunereck
First turns from Faschaunereck

The peak is actually only one of more distinctive bumps of the ridge, continuing then further towards the north (to the Reitereck peak, 2790 m). From the parking place by Kramer Huette to the top of Faschaunereck you need 3 hours (for 1000 meters), skiing down will take you less than one. If the road to Maltaberg is covered with snow, you will need from Malta valley two more hours, but then Faschaunereck will offer you 1800 m of good ski slopes. If you are not bound to a car, waiting on Maltaberg, many other ski tours can be done. You can climb Stubeck and ski towards the south or north-east, or you can climb Torscharte (2106 m) and ski down into the Wolfsbach valley.

Red Tape

No limitations.

When To Climb

Winter and spring for tour skiing (February - May), and summer and autumn for hiking (July - October) are the best months.


On Maltaberg there is a mountain hut, named Kramerhuette, but as the tour on Faschaunereck is short, for the climb itself you actually don't need it.



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