Gleirschklamm dahinter hoher gleirsch
Gleirschklamm dahinter hoher gleirsch

Gleirsch Gorge

The wild-romantic Gleirsch Gorge in the Karwendel Nature Park narrates about periods of time long gone by

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!

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Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 28 Jun 09:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (25/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

Gleirsch Gorge freely accessible

More information

The Gleirsch Gorge is accessible every year from May to the end of October: The opening of the gorge depends on the weather conditions, short-term changes or closures are possible.

Season start 2024 at the end of May, winter closure from early November to May.

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