From Stans in the Silver Region Karwendel you can reach the St. Georgenberg Pilgrimage Site across the Wolfsklamm.
Image gallery: Wolf Gorge
The trail alone, which leads from the village of Stans in the Inntal valley up to the pilgrimage church and the tavern of St. Georgenberg, will impress you. The hike starts at the parking space in the village centre and takes you in 20 minutes to the gorge. The 3 hour-walk overcomes 350 metres of altitude difference and a distance of 6 km, but it’s worth the effort!
Unusually the gorge was not named after the Rio Stans, taking its course across the canyon, but after the wolves that, according to legends, used to live in this place. Already in 1901 wooden footpaths were established and inaugurated, which were, however, destroyed in a flooding in 1950. Today 354 steps lead the way to St. Georgenberg, the oldest pilgrimage site of Tyrol.
The way through the Wolf Gorge (Wolfsklamm, in German) overcomes stairs and steps, passages and narrow paths, until you reach the above mentioned monastery in the Karwendel Alpine Park, the largest nature reserve of Austria. The little fee you have to pay at the entrance is applied for the protection of the stunning gorge and its trails.
Where: near Stans, about 30 km from Innsbruck
Characteristics: 354 stairs through the gorge, St. Georgenberg Pilgrimage Site with tavern
Further information: phone: +43 676 83697-8669, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: from May 1 to October 31, 2019
daily from 9 am to 4 pm