Gleirsch Gorge

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

In the Olympic Region of Seefeld, 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 in the Karwendel mountain chain, while today it represents a popular hiking destination.

The Neder Trail takes you to the entrance of the gorge. From a geologic point of view, the Gleirsch Gorge (Gleirschklamm, in German) 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!

Where: near Scharnitz in the area of the Karwendel Alpine Park
Characteristics: interesting rock layers from a geological viewpoint
Further information: phone: +43 5245 28914, info@karwendel.org

Opening hours: all-year-round
freely accessible (after heavy rainfall the gorge could be impassable)

Tickets (adults):
freely accessible

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