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 in the Gurgltal valley 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, in German). It 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 two hours. 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 path there are a Sculpture Trail and a game reserve which represents a popular destination above all in autumn.

Also for kids the area of the Salvesen Gorge offers particular adventures. 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.

Where: near Tarrenz in the Gurgltal valley
Characteristics: canyoning tours, “Hoher Übergang” bridge, game reserve
Further information: phone: +43 5412 6910, info@imst.at

Opening hours: from spring to autumn 2019
freely accessible

Tickets (adults):
freely accessible

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