The wild-romantic Gleirschklamm gorge at Scharnitz narrates about periods of time long gone by.
In the Olympic region of Seefeld, in the south east of Scharnitz, there is an impressive natural phenomenon, which is the Gleirschklamm gorge. Once upon a time tree trunks were transported along this gorge, while today the Gleirschklamm gorge in the Karwendel mountain chain represents a popular hiking destination.
The Nederweg trail takes you to the entrance of the gorge. From a geologic point of view, the Gleirschklamm gorge is a particularly interesting place. The grey-white rock layers date back to the period of the Jura and Trias. The power of water has eaten away the layers and brought to light various mussels and testimonies of earlier times. The narrow footpath takes along steel ropes and over little bridges, about 1.5 km across the gorge, following the wild waters. Beautiful waterfalls line the path and the wide riverbed of the Gleirsch stream is on certain places ideal for cooling your feet.
At the end of the gorge, a trail takes towards the Oberbrunnalm pasture, towards the forest (trail 57) and back to the alpine pasture of Scharnitz. Schedule some 3.5 hours for the entire walk, the romantic gorge itself takes you about 45 minutes. Often you can by the way also admire kayakers on the river. For the gorge you need to be sure-footed and wear sturdy shoes. Caution, after heavy rainfall the gorge could be impassable, please inform yourselves in advance!
Where: Scharnitz, Olympic region Seefeld
Starting point: Karwendel parking space
Peculiarities: interesting rock layers from a geological viewpoint, hikes with lamas in the Gleirschtal valley