Via Ferrata

Tightrope act included

In close touch with the Ötztal mountains: secured on a wire rope, Ötztal’s 8 via ferratas take you (steeply) uphill. Stepladders cut into in the rock show you the way to the top, quite a few key sections require strength, skill and courage. You will cross rope bridges, climb along waterfalls and conquer steel ladders. Beginner-friendly and well secured trails are also suitable for children, introducing them to climbing sports safely and in a playful way – for example along the Stuibenfall via ferrata, Tirol's biggest waterfall. Real experts and connoisseurs enjoy spectacular opportunities on Burgsteinwand rock wall in Längenfeld or in the rear Ötztal.

Via Ferrata

Ferrata Reinhard Schiestl

Via Ferrata · Oetztal
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  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
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  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
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  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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0.2 km
3:00 h
200 m
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The Reinhard Schiestl Via Ferrata is somewhat more difficult than the Via Ferrata at the Lehner waterfall - some hard physical work awaits you! The trail leads up an almost vertical granite face and is secured all along by a wire rope, clamps and rungs. At the exit spread the pastures of Burgstein from there you enjoy a fantastic view of the Stubai and Ötztal Alps.


Trail length and time required

200 m of altitude gain and 300 m of rope length. 1.5 - 2 hours, including descent approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.

B/C moderate
Highest point
1177 m
Lowest point
1174 m
0:00 h
Wall height
200 m
Climbing length
300 m, 2:00 h
1:00 h

Safety information


The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:


  1. Plan carefully
  2. Destination should correspond to personal abilities
  3. Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
  4. Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
  5. Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
  6. Partner check at the access point
  7. Maintain sufficient distance
  8. Talk clearly when overtaking someone
  9. Watch out for falling rocks
  10. Respect nature and environment



Complete climbing equipment required.

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:




Längenfeld (1176 m)
47.058008, 10.964666
32T 649201 5213483



Turn-by-turn directions

A steep, slightly overhanging, grade -C/ D wall at the access, then grade B /C throughout with some steep rock, past a grade - B traverse, and a grade - D scarp at the end. Three resting areas for resting and regaining ones powers.



Signposted exit path to Längenfeld, from there again in  direction Astlehn, walking time approx. 45 minutes. Access to Burgstein is also possible by car.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at:


Getting there

Längenfeld is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at


Follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße through Längenfeld towards Sölden. At kilometre 24,6 turn right to the district Astlehn. parking is possible at the roadside.

Cross the road and sich keep left at the rock wall. After 5 min. you'll reach the access point.


Astlehn at the roadside
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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