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Via ferratas in Switzerland

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If you love to balance and climb along steep mountain scarps and you are free from giddiness, than Switzerland’s via ferratas are a perfect destination you The climbing passages at Tälisstock, Eggishorn or in Engadin provide plenty of fun, excitement and adrenaline rushes in front of the breathtaking Swiss mountain view.

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The 10 Most Beautiful via ferratas in Switzerland

Die verdrehte Leiter, das Markenzeichen des Kandersteg-Klettersteiges.
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
The Kandersteg-Allmenalp Via Ferrata
Premium content Difficulty moderate
13
2.2 km
3:00 h
538 m
538 m
The sporty and spectacular Kandersteg-Allmenalp via ferrata in the Bernese Oberland leads through a wall divided by gorges and pillars. The Allmibach finds its way down the valley in several beautiful waterfalls along the route.  
Via Ferrata de Moiry
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Via Ferrata de Moiry
Premium content Difficulty D difficult
3
2.3 km
1:30 h
240 m
240 m
Fun via ferrata near the dam wall at Lac de Moiry with several variants in all degrees of difficulty
Auf der Via Farnietta bei Saillon.
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Via Farinetta
Premium content Difficulty difficult
9
5.2 km
4:30 h
403 m
403 m
A gripping action via ferrata for bold and courageous ferratista along the vertical rock faces of the narrow Salento Gorge.  
Klettersteig Fürenwand
Via Ferrata · Central Switzerland
Via ferrata Fürenwand
Premium content Difficulty D/E difficult
13
6.2 km
4:30 h
775 m
775 m
The Fürenwand is an impressively steep and high wall. Before the via ferrata was established, only a technically very demanding climbing route led through this wall. Very experienced via ferrata climbers will now have their true joy on this climb.
Am La Resgia - Steig.
Via Ferrata · Engadin St. Moritz
Via Ferrata La Resgia
Premium content Difficulty C/D moderate
4
4.9 km
3:45 h
492 m
492 m
Versatile sport via ferrata in the southwest of the Languard waterfall above Pontresina with many clever action elements.
Am Eggishorn-Klettersteig
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Eggishorn via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty B/C moderate
2
1.8 km
1:30 h
160 m
160 m
Spectacular action via ferrata in the Swiss high mountains with fantastic views of the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks Aletschhorn, Jungfrau and Mönch.
Schwarzhorn Klettersteig
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Schwarzhorn via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty B/C moderate
4
9.8 km
5:15 h
959 m
1,173 m
Beautiful, easy ridge climbing route in the Bernese Oberland with mountain railway access and views of the Eiger.
Die Hängebrücke der Via Ferrata dei Tre Signori leitet zur Via media di collegamento über.
Via Ferrata · Bellinzona and Valleys
Via Ferrata dei Tre Signori
Premium content Difficulty D/E difficult
9
5.8 km
5:30 h
700 m
700 m
Classically constructed and sunny via ferrata on good rock with a short approach.
On the via ferrata Sulzfluh
Via Ferrata · Prättigau
The Sulzfluh via ferrata in the Rätikon
recommended route Difficulty D difficult
9
8 km
7:00 h
1,053 m
1,053 m
The Sulzfluh via ferrata was opened in 2005 and leads through the south flank of the Sulzfluh (2817 m) in the Rätikon. The Sulzfluh is the border peak between Vorarlberg and Graubünden.
Via Ferrata Moléson
Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Moléson via ferrata - Le Pilier
Premium content Difficulty C/D moderate
1
4.2 km
3:00 h
533 m
533 m
Spectacular exposed via ferrata on the rocky north face of the Moléson (2002 m)
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Spectacular via ferratas in the midst of fourthousanders

Whether young or old, advanced or beginner – the via ferratas of the Swiss Alps and mountain landscape provide climbing routes for all levels of skill and difficulty.

If you are in search of an adrenaline kick, you should visit the Eggishorn in the Swiss high mountains. Its via ferrata offers a fantastic view over the surrounding fourthousanders of Aletschhorn, Jungfrau and Mönch.

Moreover, the Engadin and its two ice tracks offer two of the most exciting tours for brave climbers. An alternative is the via ferrata Leukenbad that leads through the southeast drop-offs of the Daubenhorn. With almost 1000 meters of altitude it is the longest via ferrata in Switzerland.

Tälisstock: Switzerland’s oldest via ferrata

While via ferratas where already constructed in Germany and Austria during the middle of the 19th century, the Swiss only inaugurated their first climbing route in 1993 at Tälisstock.

In over 600 m of height outdoor adventurers can enjoy the climbing passages at Tälisstock. Despite his age, the route does not have to hide behind younger via ferratas as the impressive passages, airy crossings and steep upswings guarantee thrill and unforgettable fun.

Via Ferrata · Switzerland
Via ferrata Tälli
Premium content Difficulty B/C moderate
Distance 7.8 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,019 m
Descent 1,019 m

Via ferrata in Switzerland with many great climbing passages along the over 600 m high rock face of the Tällistock.

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