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Hochschwab with the south face of the Upper Dullwitz (east)

Hochschwab with the south face of the Upper Dullwitz (east)

height 2277  m above sea level A.
location Styria , Austria
Mountains Hochschwab group
Dominance 38.8 km →  Hochtor
Notch height 1051 m ↓  Präbichl
Coordinates 47 ° 37 '5 "  N , 15 ° 8' 32"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 37 '5 "  N , 15 ° 8' 32"  E
Hochschwab (Styria)
rock Wetterstein lime
Age of the rock Anisium - Carnium
Normal way over the Aflenzer Staritzen (not difficult )
The Hochschwab summit at sunset

The Hochschwab summit at sunset

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The Hochschwab in Upper Styria is 2277  m above sea level. A. the highest mountain in the Hochschwab group .


The Hochschwab summit is a flat rocky dome that can be easily climbed from the Schiestlhaus ( 2153  m above sea level ) in the northeast in about half an hour and over the plateau in the west (Fleischerhütte bivouac box). The Schiestlhaus can be reached from Seewiesen ( 974  m above sea level ) at the foot of the Styrian Seeberg via the Seetal , the Untere Dullwitz to the Voisthaler Hütte , the Obere Dullwitz and the Graf-Meran-Steig , but also from the north, from Weichselboden in Salzatal . The showpiece of the Hochschwab is its mighty flat south face, which is almost two kilometers wide and up to 300 meters high above the Trawiessattel and the Trawiestal (in the southwest) and Obere Dullwitz (in the southeast) valleys that meet there . Climbing routes of all levels of difficulty lead through the south face.

The north-south long-distance hiking trail 05, which reaches its highest point here, as well as the north alpine trail 01 and thus also the European long-distance hiking trails E6 and E4 run over the summit .


Hochschwab tragedy in 1937

On May 9, 1937, a climbing team consisting of Ulrich Sild (1911–1937), Walter Mittelholzer (1894–1937) and Liselott Kastner († 1937), née Lorenz, crashed in the south-west face of the pole wall. The cause was probably falling rocks.

Hochschwab tragedy in 1988

At the beginning of November 1988 there was a mountain tragedy on the Hochschwab, which triggered the largest search operation of the Styrian mountain rescue team to date. A group of seven was trapped for two days and nights in storms and freezing temperatures at around 2000 meters above sea level. Despite the deployment of 150 alpine pawns and mountain rescuers as well as five helicopters, five of the people could only be rescued dead, the other two survived with serious injuries.


  • August von Böhm : Guide through the Hochschwab Group. 1st edition. 1881. (2nd edition, 1896)
  • Eduard Mayer, Ludwig Obersteiner: Hochschwabführer. 1st edition. 1922. (2nd edition, 1932)
  • Liselotte Buchenauer : Hochschwab . 1960. (1974, ISBN 3-7011-7044-4 )
  • Günter Auferbauer, Norbert Hausegger: The Hochschwab in winter . 1971.
  • Peter Rieder: Hochschwab . AV guide. 2nd Edition. Bergverlag Rother, 1976, ISBN 3-7633-1216-1 .
  • Günter and Luise Auferbauer: Hochschwab . AV guide. Bergverlag Rother, 1990, ISBN 3-7633-1261-7 .
  • Hans Hödl , Norbert Hausegger: The Hochschwab, mountaineers tell of yore . Verlag Styria, 1993, ISBN 3-222-12219-9 .
  • Fritz Bayerl, Karl and Inge Friedl , Anton Lenger: Hochschwab Alpine Region. 2nd Edition. Verlag G. Höller, 2001, ISBN 3-85226-092-2 .
  • Rudolf Aegyd Lindner: Hochschwab. 2nd Edition. Weishaupt, 2002, ISBN 3-900310-26-2 .
  • Hans Hödl: hiking experience Hochschwab & Hohe Veitsch . 2003, ISBN 3-85326-130-2 .
  • Ewald Putz: Hochschwab, the mountain, the water, the people . Verlag Ch. Brandstätter, 2004, ISBN 3-85498-325-5 .
  • Günter and Luise Auferbauer: Hochschwab . Rother hiking guide. 5th edition. 2009, ISBN 978-3-7633-4189-4 .
  • Norbert Hausegger: Hochschwab, The Styrian Mountains. blurb, 2015.
  • Erich Heidenbauer: Magic of the Hochschwab - The most beautiful photo tours . 2015, ISBN 978-3-200-04172-1 .
  • Hans Hödl: The Hochschwab - The adventurous reports of the first climbers. 2017, ISBN 978-3-99024-707-5 .


  1. ^ Fleischerhütte shelter completely burned down on May 28, 1928. See: All sorts. Fire in a refuge on the Hochschwab. In: Baden newspaper . June 6, 1928, p. 5, anno.onb.ac.at bottom left

Web links

Commons : Hochschwab  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Tourism. The butcher's hut on the Hochschwab. Badener Zeitung, October 31, 1928, p. 4, center right anno.onb.ac.at
  2. Tourism. The new butcher's hut. In: Baden newspaper . November 1, 1929, p. 8, anno.onb.ac.at bottom left
  3. Uli Sild , in: Österreichische Alpenzeitung, volume 1182, June 1937, pp. 142–145.
  4. Historical Alpine Archives of the Alpine Associations in Germany, Austria and South Tyrol , Uli Sild personal folder, signature: DAV PER 1 SG / 2041/0 (PDF file; 859 kB), from: historisches-alpenarchiv.org, accessed on November 15, 2017.
  5. 7 alpinists missing for two days