schlucht salvesen
schlucht salvesen

Salvesen Gorge

The Salvesen Gorge with its impressive bridge is a natural monument that is worth a visit for all the family

Northwest of Tarrenz, the Rio Salvesen rushes across the narrow rocks of the eponymous gorge. Partly the rocks present various layers, which implies the different periods of time in which the waters have formed their way across the Salvesen Gorge (Salvesenschlucht).

The gorge is part of the 52 km long and family-friendly Starkenberg Panorama Trail which takes in 7 stages past beautiful villages, castles, lakes, and gorges. The round walk through the gorge starts at the Local Museum Tarrenz and takes 4 hours (4.3 km, path no. 16). A highlight is the "Hoher Übergang" (High Passage) which really lives up to its name: About 40 metres above the gorge, a little bridge takes over the depth. Along the trail there are a Sculpture Path and a game reserve which represents a popular destination above all in autumn.

There's also another adventure for kids in Tarrenz: Above the parish church the "Verhexter Kinderlehrpfad" (Bewitched Educational Trail) starts. The information panels are illustrated in a child-friendly manner with sagas and animals. As far as toddlers are concerned, we recommend you to carry them in a child carrier bag which can be rented in the tourist office.

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The opening of the gorge depends on the weather conditions, short-term changes or closures possible. Winter closure every year from October to April, season start 2024 on the 1st of May.

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