Austria Austria

Worth knowing

The Eisenwurzenweg runs for a length of 523 kilometers through Austria.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 26 days to walk the Eisenwurzenweg.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in managed huts, in unmanaged huts and on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Eisenwurzenweg

523 km
Elevation gain
17.700 m
Elevation loss
17.000 m
Highest Point
Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus / 2.376 m
Lowest Point
Donau / 234 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
523 km
17.700 m
17.000 m
Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus
2.376 m
234 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Eisenwurzenweg
  • in managed huts
  • in unmanaged huts
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Eisenwurzenweg
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Eisenwurzenweg is:


Arrival to the Eisenwurzenweg

You will arrive via Vienna International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug / Zu Fuß. Duration approx. 4 hours.

Departure from the Eisenwurzenweg

Departure is via Klagenfurt Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zu Fuß. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Eisenwurzenweg

What else you should know about the Eisenwurzenweg

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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