The Zams Gorge in the Oberinntal valley, called “Zammer Lochputz”, is known as the “mystic canyon of Tyrol”.
For centuries the power of water has formed a deep gorge in Zams, which today is known as “Zammer Lochputz”. Once upon a time horse-drawn carriages used to take visitors to the entrance of the gorge. However, in order to experience it at first hand, people needed ropes and much courage. Today everyone can easily walk the Water Adventure Trail through the Zams Gorge (Lötz Gorge), starting at one of the oldest power plants of Tyrol. The trail illustrates how the wild waters of the Lötzbach river, in spoken language called “Lochbach”, are economically used.
The trail runs past a pending bridge to an abandoned smithy, which is subject of a legend. Once upon a time a widowed blacksmith used to live in this place with a beautiful nymph. When the shepherd of the Lochalm pasture was able to solve several serious problems, he deserved her hand in marriage, but the blacksmith manipulated the pending bridge and the shepherd deceased in the gorge. Still today a bullhead, known as “Zammer Lochputz”, as well as a beautiful head of a girl, formed by the power of water, can be seen in the gorge. They remind on their unfulfilled love. This is also where the impressive Lötz Waterfall cascades into the depth.
Further stations are the Roman Tower, the Mirror Cave, the playground and the Kneipp facility. A particular highlight: guided tours on Thursdays and nighttime walks in summer! Also in winter evening walks are offered through the iced gorge, showing it in another, totally different season. At its entrance, which is subject to a little fee, you get helmets, which are obligatory in the gorge.
Where: at Zams in the TyrolWest holiday area
Characteristics: a water adventure trail and a show power plant, winter walks, nighttime walks through the illuminated gorge
Further information: phone: +43 664 5859089, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer opening hours: from May 1 to October 31, 2019
May 1 - Sept 30, 2019:
daily from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019:
on weekends and Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm
4.50 Euros, family card availalbe
Winter opening hours: from the end of December 2019 to the end of February 2020
only evening walks
Wednesdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm
3.50 Euros (evening walk)