Explore-Share logo and link to home

Family-friendly “City Wall” via ferrata in Salzburg, Austria


Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this exciting, scenic and fun half-day via ferrata climbing experience in the heart of Salzburg, Austria. Four routes of varying difficulty lead up the City Wall and provide climbers with excellent views at every turn.



1/2 Day

Jul - Sep


All levels


* Enjoy stunning views out over the city of Salzburg

* Take advantage of its convenient location right in near downtown.

* Choose from three different levels of via ferrata to climb.


Located on the Kapuzinerberg, a hill just south of downtown Salzburg, the City Wall via ferrata is the perfect activity for visitors to this lovely city!

Complete with four routes rated at three different levels of difficulty, there is something for everyone to try here!

After meeting up, we will head to the end of Linzer Gasse and strap ourselves onto the iron path.

Regardless of the route we choose to take, incredible views out over Salzburg’s picturesque downtown await us. The views from the top are even better.

For first time via ferrata climbers, I recommend the Aqua Salza Route, which is a good way to get used to climbing on the via ferrata and handling the equipment.

For beginners with previous experience, the Bergspezl route takes you up a steady ascent of rock and steep grassy hill, mostly climbing over A and B-rated terrain.

For more experienced climbers, the Salewa Route and Kapuziner-Gams Route are both a bit more sporty and involved. They are perfect for those looking for a challenge with a view.

The Salewa Route involves various climbing rated up to a C-level, while the more challenging Kapuziner-Gams route involves some fairly ambitious D and E-rated climbing.

Once the climb, which takes about two hours, is over, you will be able to head right back into the downtown and enjoy a meal or drink at Salzburg’s various cafes, bars and restaurants.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and unique via ferrata experience climbing the City Wall in Salzburg!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 3-day via ferrata course in Arco near Lake Garda, Italy!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Gear is available for rent by the guide.

Equipment you will need to bring


Water bottle




About the guide

Guide profile image




Mountain Guide

Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.


German | French | English



Request more information

What people are saying about Daniel



Great guide and a successful climb. Would highly recommend Daniel.



Daniel is a very professional guide, knows the Grossglockner area well and is a fun and social teammember thanks for bringing us to the top!!


This weekend i went with Daniel to the Grossglockner via the normal route and the experience was perfect. Everything was arranged and felt safe the whole trip. i would reccomend Daniel to everyone who wants to climb some mountains in the alps. In the future i will again make use of his services if i decide to climb in the alps once more.



Great trip! We enjoyed every minute - Daniel was great as a guide and quickly and safely gets you past the trickier sections so as to maximise the fun and enjoyment. We felt safe and confident with him at all times and wouldn't hesitate to book another tour!



Daniel is a phenomenal climbing guide. Our trip was a 1-day multipitch climb in the Hochkönig region. Daniel expresses a lifetime of experience in the region and is extremely knowledgeable about the routes and rock. Given it was our first multipitch/alpine/Austria experience, Daniel provided a safe and thorough climbing experience: reviewing gear, technique, and uniquely helpful beta. We could not have asked for a better day in the mountains and climbed on some of the coolest limestone features we have ever been on. Definitely a new high point for us. Daniel is extremely personable and made it readily known that he was there to help facilitate our adventure; whether its modifying plans or changing pace, Daniel was happy to accommodate. We are thankful for having him as a guide and for all of the additional info he provided to make our tour of the Salzburg area an awesome adventure. As others have noted, we highly recommend chatting with Daniel over WhatsApp, and he was extremely helpful in learning about the many climbing areas and options around Austria.

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.