imst rosengartenschlucht
imst rosengartenschlucht

Rosengarten Gorge

In Imst there’s one of the most beautiful gorges of Austria, and at the same time one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol.

The Rio Schinderbach thunders across the Rosengarten Gorge, in which for centuries a struggle between water and rocks has been taking place. It is one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol which is accessible along a secured path. Particularly for geologists it represents a real treasure chest, as it reflects millions of years of history of earth.

The access to this beautiful 2 km long gorge can be found near the St. John Church in the town centre of Imst. The Rosengarten Gorge is delimited by a 100 m high rock face and becomes more and more narrow: By walking on, you will reach the Blue Grotto, a little cavern in which already in Roman times people were searching for argentiferous stones. Then the path leads further on to the Hoch-Imst hiking area, from where you can hike back to Imst via the Weather Cross, or continue the tour with the Imster Bergbahnen lift facilities and the Alpine Coaster.

The circular walk through the Rosengarten Gorge (Rosengartenschlucht) takes about 3 hours - in winter, however, the canyon is not accessible for safety reasons. The path is not suitable for prams, but the tourist office offers child carrier bags against payment of a deposit.

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Opening times

  • Mon 20 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 21 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 22 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 23 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 24 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 25 Sep 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 26 Sep 09:00 - 19:00

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Freely accessible (05/16/2021 - 10/17/2021)

  • 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


freely accessible

geological-botanical hike:
€ 25.00 per person
free with the guest card

More information

Geological-botanical hikes through the Rosengarten­ Gorge from May to October, every Monday from 2 pm to 5.30 pm (reservation needed).

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