Hausbachfall via ferrata
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Short and sweet - the via ferrata at the Hausbach waterfall in Reit im Winkl (difficulty C/ D) makes the eyes light up for everyone who likes to use the via ferrata. The approach from the town center is short and the proximity to the waterfall provides an extra dose of thrill.

A hiking trail has existed in the gorge of the waterfall by the Hausbach river in Reit im Winkl for 100 years. The quite demanding via ferrata has been added more recently.

Incidentally, this was the first via ferrata in the Chiemgau region. The topo is available for download below.

Facts about the Hausbachfall via ferrata

Length: 400 meters

Difference in altitude: 100 meters

Duration: a total of approx. 1 h 45 min: 15 minutes approach - 1 hour on the via ferrata - 30 minutes descent back to town

Difficulty level: C / difficult, D / very difficult for smaller people - more difficult for everyone after heavy rainfall due to the proximity to the waterfall

Parking: Parking spaces, for example at the Festsall, at the indoor pool or at the outdoor pool, access via Barefoot Park/ Am Grünbühel approx. 15 minutes

Access only with suitable via ferrata equipment (harness, via ferrata set, helmet, gloves), rental from Sport Dorner at Tiroler Straße 9-11

Opening times Hausbachfall via ferrata Reit im Winkl

Spring/ summer/ autumn

The via ferrata is accessible depending on the weather and experience. The via ferrata is near a waterfall, so wet spots are to be expected. Only recommended for those who are experienced in wet weather.


If there is snow, the via ferrata is closed.

More information about the Hausbachfall via ferrata

Hausbach waterfall
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Exclusive background information: Dipl. Ing. (FH) Volker Kron / TÜV-SÜD sports department checked and approved the Hausbachfall via ferrata in 2012


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