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Via Ferrata Fürenalp – one of the best in Switzerland

The via ferrata over the Fürenhochflue is one of the best classic via ferrata routes in Switzerland. Constantly exposed to the heights, the route climbs up to Fürenalp via iron steps and pins, overhanging ladders and continuous crosswalks. After having climbed the via ferrata let us pamper you in our mountain restaurant Fürenalp.

The via ferrata is normally open from middle May to the end of October. If the weather conditions are good we open some days before and close at the beginning of November. Actuell information you find on the webpage: https://www.fuerenalp.ch/en/open-closed

Master the sporting challenge of the via ferrata Fürenwand! It takes a great deal of courage and energy for this adventure. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the way up. This adventure demands a good dose of bravery and a bit of strength.

In former times the very steep and high Fürenwand could only be overcome by a technically very difficult climb. The steep, exposed via ferrata offers a completely new vertical experience. A route that has meanwhile become a classic.

Rental of the via ferrata set

Equipment for the via ferrata can be rented by us at the valley station Fürenalp. Please book the via ferrata equipement by telephone +41 41 637 20 94 or email at least 2 days in advance. We have a limited amount available (helmet, climing harness, via ferrata brake).

Rental costs via ferrata set completeCHF 25.--
Rental costs via ferrata brakeCHF 15.--

Information to the via ferrata Fürenalp

Difficultydifficult
ValuationK4 - K 5 (K1= easy, K5= very difficult)
Ascent3.5 h
Descentby cable car Fürenalp or hiking trails
Difference in altitude760 meters

Safety information

The via ferrata Fürenalp is only recommended for experienced via ferrata climbers. Excellent physical condition, a sure foot and no fear of heights are essential! Please check the weather forecast.

For unexperienced climbers we recommend you a guided tour. Under the professional guidance of a mountain guide you learn the correct handling of safety, equipment and climbing technique.

Enjoy some breathtaking movies from the Via Ferrata "Fürenwand":

Topo Via ferrata Fürenwand