The wild-romantic Gleirsch Gorge in the Karwendel Nature Park narrates about periods of time long gone by
Image gallery: Gleirsch Gorge
In the south east of Scharnitz, in the Karwendel Alpine Park, there is an impressive natural phenomenon, which is the Gleirsch Gorge. Once upon a time tree trunks were transported along this gorge, while today it represents a popular hiking destination.
The hiking path starts at the parking space in the Karwendel Mountains. After the church, the Neder Trail takes you to the entrance of the gorge. From a geologic point of view, the Gleirsch Gorge (Gleirschklamm) is a particularly interesting place - the grey-white rock layers date back to the Triassic and the Jurassic. The power of the Gleirsch brook 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 through this natural gem, following the wild waters. The romantic gorge itself takes you about 45 minutes of the "Gleirschklamm- & Hochwaldweg-Runde" circular trail of several hours. Often you can by the way also admire kayakers on the river. You need to be sure-footed and wear sturdy shoes!
Winter closure every year from early November to May, season start 2024 at the end of May.