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Mountaineering route Dragonwall - Drachenwand

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The mountain tour to mount Drachenwand (Hirschsteig) leads into exposed, high alpine terrain. It is an alpine climb (not a hiking trail!) of the highest level of difficulty. Sure-footedness, a good head for heights, safe movement in exposed terrain, conquering ladders, appropriate shape, alpine equipment and alpine experience are a MUST! Take special care when descending!
Please only climb the Hirschsteig if the weather is appropriate. Be sure to pay attention to the weather forecast and exercise extreme caution when wet. Return to the valley immediately at the slightest sign of a storm. Get on the climb at least 5 hours before sunset and allow at least 4 hours for the tour. Children under 14 years or without alpine experience may conquer a simpler mountain.

Unfortunately, climbers die on the Hirschsteig on the Drachenwand every year. The main reason is self-overestimation or poor shape, followed by inadequate equipment and a lack of alpine experience, as well as fear of heights.
PLEASE - if you have no experience with such mountains - choose another destination. You will only be back healthy and unharmed from the tour to mount Drachenwand when you have climbed and descended safely. Let us spare our operational organizations, especially our great volunteer members of the Mondseeland mountain rescue service, from these stressful operations.

Thank you very much and enjoy mountaineering around Mondsee and Irrsee!

Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 5310 St. Lorenz am Mondsee
  • Destination: 5310 St. Lorenz am Mondsee
  • Path number: 12a
Duration: 2h 52m
Length: 3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 665m
Altitude difference (downhill): 251m
Lowest point: 487m
Highest point: 1017m


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Paths covering:

  • Gravel
  • Hiking trail

Most economical season:

  • Summer
  • Autumn
One of the most prominent mountains of the Mondsee area is waiting to be conquered!

Start at the restaurant "Drachenwand" and reach the Thekla chapel after about 15 minutes. Walk over the wooden bridge, turn immediately to the right and follow the signs to the Drachenwand (dragonwall). When reached the grade follow it straight to the cross on the summit. Use the same way back.

We strongly recommend: alpine experience, surefootedness and free of dizziness. Some parts of the trail include ladders and ropes. Some parts of the trail are exposed. Only climb when the ground is dry and the weather is fine!

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Tourismusverband Mondsee-Irrsee
Dr. Franz Müller Straße 3
5310 St. Lorenz am Mondsee

Phone: +43 6232 2270
Fax machine: +43 6232 2270-22

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Alpinschule Salzkammergut
Sonnenhang 70, 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

Phone: +43 6232 3175


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Along the trail

dragonwhole (© Tourismusverband MondSeeLand)

geological formation near the summit cross. The dragon hole is a geological feature near the summit cross at Drachenwand. At the soil you can see the hole on the mountain. It is nearly 8m big.... Direction information: straight ahead

dragonwall (© Tourismusverband MondSeeLand)

The mountain Drachenwand has a stunning scrap with a beautiful view of MondSeeLand.. hiking way 12a or via ferrata accessible Attention- alpine experience, surefootedness and free from giddiness.... Direction information: Destination

Inn Drachenwand (©

Our Restaurant is located submontane of the Drachenwand.

chapel 'Theklakapelle' (©

This forest chapel is located on the Klausbach near Plomberg St. Lorenz. It was erected thanks to the fact that on its site a chaplain was saved from a tree that had a picture of St. Thekla.. Let...

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Mountaineering route Dragonwall - Drachenwand
Starting place: St. Lorenz am Mondsee

Duration: 2h 52m

Length: 3 km

Metres of altitude: 665m


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