Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 47.08913°N / 13.04152°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 8530 ft / 2600 m
Sign the Climber's Log


In winter/spring a nice but not overcrowded mountain in the Goldberg Group (due to higher mountains like Hoher Sonnblick and/or Hocharn). Ski ascent either from Kolm Saigurn or Kleiner Silberpfennig from Sportgastein.

SilberpfennigSilberpfennig from Kolmkarspitz

Getting There

Kolm Saigurn

Herzog Ernst can be climbed from Kolm Saigurn (Rauris Valley) either directly from the parking lot Lenzanger or from Kolm Saigurn via Durchgangalm - Bockhartscharte (Pochhartscharte) - Baukarlscharte changing to the north side of Silberpfennig - follow the last meters of the WNW ridge to the summit of Silberpfennig.

en route to Durchgangalmnear Durchgangalm
Durchgangalm (Silberpfennig)Durchgangalm
near Filzenkar (Silberpfennig)Filzenkar
Silberpfennignear Bockhartscharte
Silberpfennig SummitSilberpfennig Summit

Gasteiner Tal

Ski ascent (in spring !!) via Unterer Bockhartsee (Pochhartsee) - Miesbichlscharte to Kleiner Silberpfennig (2510m) (13.05688 E, 47.08872 N)


Schareck (from Silberpfennig)Schareck (North Face) - from Silberpfennig

Red Tape

A part of the ascent from Kolm Saigurn is located within the Hohe Tauern National Park. No fees accept toll roads to Kolm Saigurn or Sportgastein.

When To Climb

The mountain can be climbed nearly all over the year.
For ski touring the best months are March to May/June - be aware of avalange danger (especially between Bockhartscharte and Baukarlscharte.

Descending SilberpfennigDescending Silberpfennig
Descending from BaukarlscharteDescending from Baukarlscharte

In summer the best months for hikers are July to September/October.


information at the Goldberg Group Page

Ammererhof - Kolm Saigurn (Goldberg Group)Ammererhof
Naturfreundehaus Kolm SaigurnNaturfreundhaus

Maps and Guidebooks

information at the Goldberg Group Page



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