Vorderkaserklamm gorge –
Hike in the nature reserve

The natural monument of rock & water

The Vorderkaserklamm gorge, located between St. Martin and Weißbach, was declared a natural monument in 1977 and first opened to visitors in 1882. Between 12,000 and 14,000 years ago, when the Ice Age glaciers had melted, the Ödenbach stream began to carve its way into the hard rock. Around six millimeters per year. Today, the gorge is already 400 meters long, 80 meters deep, up to six meters wide at the top and 80 centimeters narrow at the bottom. The path through the gorge, which is also exciting for children, leads over 51 footbridges and 35 steps with a total of 373 steps.

All information for your visit

Opening hours: May, June, September and October daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & July and August daily from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In July and August, it is advisable to visit the gorge in the morning or late afternoon, when it is a little quieter.

Duration: walking time approx. 1 hour

Entrance fees: Admission is free with the Salzburger Saalachtal Card.

You can find the current prices here.

How to get there: The access road is easily accessible by car, bus or bike.

The entrance to the gorge is around 2.5 kilometers from the 311 main road, where the bus stop (line 260) is also located.

The (hiking) path from the bus stop/B311 to the gorge is not strenuous and leads through the Vorderkaser natural bathing area and the Stone Age Adventure Trail.

Refreshments: Snacks and cool drinks, as well as coffee and cake or an ice cream for the kids are available right at the entrance, in the Vorderkaser snack station.

Our tip: Pack your swimming trunks and take plenty of time with you. In front of the entrance to the gorge is the Vorderkaser natural bathing area with natural bathing lakes, a stream bed for building dams and the Stone Age adventure trail with 6 play stations. Your kids will be busy here for a long time.

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