RS brandenberg kaiserklamm
RS brandenberg kaiserklamm

Emperor’s Gorge

The Kaiserklamm at Brandenberg is located in one of the most beautiful canyon landscapes of Austria.

About 10 km from Brandenberg, after the district of Pinegg, there is the Kaiserklamm, or Emperor's Gorge, a natural phenomenon that was named after the emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. Originally it served to transport wood on the Brandenberger Ache river down to the valley. The gorge is not only a natural phenomenon, but also famous for rafting and kayaking! In summer, however, the rushing waters of the mountain torrent provide a welcome refreshment. What do you think about trying wild water swimming or rubber riding?

The trail through the Emperor's Gorge starts at the eponymous parking space (subject to a fee) near the 500-year old Kaiserhaus, which today is a tavern. The Kaiserhaus is a real attraction, as already the empress Elizabeth and her husband sojourned in this place, in order to walk the gorge and to go hunting. This room is still preserved in its original state.

Across a forested road you reach the Kaiserklamm which is characterized by the rushing Brandenberger Ache river in the depth. We recommend you to wear sturdy shoes, moreover you should be slip-proof and free from giddiness! The walk takes about 1.5 hours.

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Opening times

  • Tue 24 Nov closed
  • Wed 25 Nov closed
  • Thu 26 Nov closed
  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 12/06/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Freely accessible (05/01/2021 - 10/31/2021)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday (05/24/2021) 09:00 - 19:00

15th August (08/15/2021) 09:00 - 19:00

National holiday (10/26/2021) 09:00 - 19:00


gorge freely accessible
3.00 € parking fee (up to 6 hours)
5.00 € parking fee (whole day)

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The gorge could be impassable after heavy rainfall.

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