Große Kanzel

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Lower Austria, Austria, Europe
Hiking, Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Via Ferrata
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Große Kanzel
Created On: May 16, 2010
Last Edited On: Jul 20, 2016


Große Kanzel is a prominent summit on the southern end of Hohe Wand.

Several climbing routes lead to the summit (e.g. Wiener Steig UIAA 3, Fredsteig UIAA 4+, Zentennium 6-).

Große Kanzel - Hohe Wand Gr. Kanzel (from Z. Pechersteiglen)
Große Kanzel - Hohe Wand Gr. Kanzel
Große Kanzel last meters

Near the summit are several Sport Climbing Sectors (e.g. Hammerlwand, Obere and Untere Naglplatte) and Wilhelm Eichert Hut (2 minutes from the summit).

Naglplatten - Hohe Wand Naglplatten
View to Schneeberg from Gr. Kanzel Summit View
Wilhelm Eichert Hütte W. Eichert Hut

Getting There

Car: Form Vienna on the highway (Südautobahn - A1) to Wiener Neustadt - continue to Grünbach am Schneeberg.

from Vienna (Südbahnhof) via Wiener Neustadt (you have to change the trains) to Grünbach am Schneeberg, walk up to Seiser Toni (approx 30 min. from the train station) .

From Seiser Toni several hiking trails (Grafenbergweg), climbing routes (Zahmes Pechersteiglen UIAA 1, Kanzelsteig UIAA 2+, etc.) and a via ferrata (Wagnersteig) lead to the Große Kanzel summit.

Kanzelsteig - Große Kanzel Kanzelsteig
Kanzelsteig - Testament Wand l (Hohe Wand) Kanzelsteig - Testamentwandl
Kanzelsteig - Hohe Wand Kanzelsteig - Testamentwandl
Kanzelsteig - Große Kanzel (Hohe Wand) Kanzelsteig
Fredsteig (1st pitch) - Hohe Wand Fredsteig 1
Climbing Fredsteig (Hohe Wand) Fredsteig 2
Fredsteig - Hohe Wand Fredsteig - Variant
Große Kanzel - Hohe Wand Fredsteig, Wiener Steig, Kanzelsteig

Red Tape



information about huts, B&Bs can be found at the Hohe Wand page

Links, Books, Maps etc.


Books + Maps

find information about (guide) books and maps in the Hohe Wand page (section Books, Maps, External Links, Webcams)