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Gilfenklamm

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  • Stephanie

    Where thunderous waters have washed over thousands of years a gorge in the rock, today you have breathtaking views. A hiking trail leads secured above the water, well secured, with suspension bridges and stairs.

    Fun fact: The Gilfenklamm is the only marble gorge in Europe, marble is still mined here today. The marble of Innsbruck's Hofkirche, for example, comes from this gorge.

    Opening hours:
    From early May to early November from 9.30am to 5.30pm, July to August from 9am to 6pm

    Entry:
    Adults 3,50 €, children 1,50 €

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    • February 5, 2016

  • Rhodan59

    The Gilfenklamm is good and not very difficult to walk on and really interesting. Already around 100 years people walk through the gorge and are happy about the sometimes really thundering torrents and waterfalls.
    The way back can be made over the road or through the forest.
    Personally, I went the same way through the gorge, because you see the gorge from the other side and open up completely new views.
    Conclusion: highly recommended

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Heinz

    Anyone who goes on vacation in Vipiteno and its holiday valleys should at least once wander through the Gilfenklamm gorge, one of the unique attractions of the Alps. Especially in early summer at the time of snowmelt, it offers a great natural spectacle. The water crashes through a ravine consisting of Ratschinger marble. At one point, a 15-meter-high waterfall surprises visitors, which can be seen particularly impressively from the bridge above. The lower entrance is in Stange (971 m), the upper one at Jaufensteg (1149 m), on the road from Stange to Ratschingstal. Difference in altitude: 175 m
    Difficulty level: easy
    Walking time: up 1 h - down 45 min.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • sedo

    A beautiful hike on detours to the gorge. At the beginning of the hike it is very steep uphill, which should be done only experienced mountain walkers like that. Of course it is also possible at the beginning of the gorge
    to park and do the hike. Walking time back and forth about 2 hours without photos and amazement over the roaring water masses.

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    • June 8, 2019

  • MaDDinn

    The Gilfenklamm can be safely committed by young and old. Secured footbridges, wooden bridges and stairs lead along the gorge, always close to the rocks and past the course of the water. The view always falls on the roaring torrent, which makes its way through the gorge.The path leads from the village of Stange (3 km from Vipiteno, at the entrance of the valley) on the signposted path at the brook to the toll booth and from there the Gilfenklamm up to our Gasthof Jaufensteg (220 meters in altitude). After about an hour's ascent through the gorge, you can have lunch on our sun terrace or enjoy the delicious apple strudel with coffee.Reference and further information: jaufensteg.com/gilfenklamm

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Lutz

    Good to walk, but sometimes narrow roads 😉

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    • June 28, 2018

  • Rhodan59

    The whole way is a highlight

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    • January 19, 2016

  • Silke mit Ru🅱️y 🐾 & Ell🅰️ 🐾

    The gorge is very beautiful, but unfortunately it was very crowded. We had our dog with us. But that's something to think about, as there are a few grating bridges and stairs.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    The Ratschingser Bach has dug a narrow gorge here for millennia through which the water rages. The rock here is softer than the surrounding rock: it is white marble and the Gilfenklamm is the only marble gorge in Europe. Spray sprays where the water thunders against the rock walls. Waterfalls tumble down from rocks that are not dazzlingly white, as you would expect from light marble: the wet rock is colored gray, green and black by moss and lichen; only the spots that the raging water chafed brightly and the blocks of stone in the stream bed flash white. The visitor is led through the gorge via stairs and bridges. The climb is well secured so that children can walk it safely.
    A unique experience that unfortunately cannot be reproduced in photos as nearly as the hiker expects in the gorge!

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    • July 6, 2020

  • Karin 🐾

    Admission is now 5 euros for adults, opening times 9 am to 5 pm - in the high season until 6 pm.

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    • July 6, 2020

  • MaDDinn

    At the heart of the Gilfenklamm gorge, breathtaking views open up to you, the 2.5 km long hiking trail leads over suspension bridges and stairs in about one hour through this natural monument. The uniqueness and elemental power of nature can be impressively experienced from the beginning of May to the beginning of November.

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    • August 17, 2019

  • tom17out

    Entry into the gorge on top of the Jaufensteg

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    • October 6, 2019

  • tom17out

    Nice tour with great waterfalls ...

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Sebastian

    Already a very impressive gorge. Very well developed, but still nothing for sandals and strollers ...

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Ed

    Admission 4 € for adults, 2 € for children

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    • October 22, 2019

  • Schlafwanderer

    Beautiful little walk. As a round trip it is 6 km

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    • August 3, 2020

  • Mario aufm Highway to Trail

    With the most beautiful gorge in the Alps

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Bruno

    Well-developed gorge, exciting and impressive. Especially since the water has eaten 15m into the marble rock. But the many bridges are also exciting.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Proflex Vintage

    This detour should definitely be considered when traveling to South Tyrol.

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    • October 8, 2020

  • Uwe Schmeling

    The Gilfenklamm is really extremely impressive. Just the fact that the water has cut its way through white marble is incredible.

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    • October 9, 2020

  • Holger"The Walking Dad "🎒

    Great damp and endless hotspots

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    • February 8, 2021

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Location: Ratschings - Racines, South Tyrol, Italy

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