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    Anyone who follows the Hammersbach on its way through the gorge on footbridges, tunnels and bridges will experience a spectacle of nature at any time. Towered over by 150-meter-high cliffs, you can watch the light blue water wind around huge boulders and ice and plunge down countless waterfalls.

    Opening hours:
    Depending on the weather, the gorge will open in May and close again at the end of October.

    Take a rain jacket and warm clothing with you!

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    • February 2, 2016

  • The Höllentalklamm near Grainau, district Hammersbach, is a real experience. It goes quite uphill before reaching the entrance of the gorge. Through the unique gorge with its many waterfalls, small tunnels and corridors that are lit, the nature lover will find an unforgettable natural spectacle. In the snow-free time around mid-May to late October, the gorge is open 24 hours a day. Please do not forget the appropriate clothing, because it is a pretty wet matter in the gorge and even in summer the temperatures are sometimes cool. The Höllentalanger hut at 1387 m altitude then invites you to stop. You can also spend the night here and there are drying rooms for your clothes, should it get too wet. From the Höllentalangerhütte further climbs such. on the Alpspitze or the Matheisenkar or even on the Zugspitze möglich.Der entry into the Höllentalklamm currently costs: For DAV members adults: € 2.00
    Children 7 - 17 years: 1,00 €
    Children until 6 years: free For non-members adults: 5,00 €
    Children 7 - 17 years: 2,00 €
    Children up to 6 years: free of charge
    Group ticket for 15 or more persons: 3.00 € Information: Tel. +49 8821 8895 HöllentalklammInformationen: Tel. +49 8821 9438548 HöllentalangerhütteReservations / Overnight stays: alpsonline.org/reservation/calendar?hut_id=73&lang=en_DE

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Even in nice weather think of the rain jacket

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    • November 29, 2017

  • Just beautiful running through the gorge and listening to the water as it flows down the mountain into the valley.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • At great expense, a safe path was created, which leads to a large extent by tunnel cut into the rock of about 1 m wide and no more than 2 m high.

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    • April 22, 2015

  • The tour has it for inexperienced quite in itself!

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    • May 26, 2017

  • The Höllentalklamm is very beautiful, but the ascent to the Höllentaleingangshütte is exhausting and sweaty. There is a discounted entry for members of the Alpine Club.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • In any case, take a rain cover could be very wet and sensible shoes is always very slippery.
    Greetings Marcus

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    • August 20, 2018

  • The very demanding, well one-hour way up to the Höllentalklamm worth it all.

    We were there for the second time and just as flashed as 2016. The wet, narrow, pointed paths and the lightly lit tunnels provide an adventurous atmosphere. You feel like you're in another world. Wooden bridges lead to the other side, while under one the crystal-clear water ebtkabg rushes.

    At the end of the gorge, a broad stream with large stones awaits you, where you can take a break and take fascinating photos as well as the breathtaking atmosphere.

    Depending on how often one stops to take photos and be amazed, one is in this place in an hour. Back to the entrance it will be a bit faster (about 20 minutes)

    The subsequent descent through the forest back to the car park, takes about 30 minutes.

    Please wear sturdy shoes - best ankle-high hiking boots.
    Depending on the weather, a change sweater is also useful.

    Have fun and a unique experience I wish you in the Höllentalklamm

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Beautiful gorge may think of rain protection sometimes comes a lot of water from above. The via ferrata down the valley may need straps and a helmet that is not sure-footed.

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    • August 25, 2018

  • One of the best gorges you can visit with young children (not with strollers). There about 60min uphill and rocky, so not undemanding. It is impressive how the wooden walkways, bridges and tunnels were brought into nature.
    Bring good shoes and a jacket in the gorge against the cool and wet even in summer!

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Exciting highlight during the holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and also the second time still fascinating!
    Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and take any change, as you can be very wet depending on the weather.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Through the roaring gorge the path leads over a via ferrata to the Zugspitze.

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    • February 22, 2018

  • Admission is quite affordable with 5.00 Euro - DAV members even pay only 2.00 Euro😉👍🏼

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    • August 9, 2018

  • After the gorge you come into the Höllental, which the gorge is not in the least and is also beautiful

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Very beautiful gorge, you can not describe something you have to experience yourself. Shortly thereafter, the Höllentalangerhütte where you can strengthen well for the rest of the day.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • The Höllentalklamm is certainly one of the most impressive. Here, too, solid shoes and a rain jacket to coat are worthwhile. You can stop off after the gorge in the new Höllentalangerhütte. The way back you do not have to go through the gorge, you can go the upper path, the so-called Stangensteig. The end of this path is below the entrance, the ticket booth.

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    • January 5, 2018

  • Very impressive gorge. The hike is highly recommended!

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    • July 21, 2017

  • Madness what the water has for a force.

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Think of rain jacket .... the rest is impressive and enjoy

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    • November 29, 2017

  • Walk through! Absolute highlight in this region!

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    • August 13, 2018

  • Sometimes there are two way variants; a variant through a tunnel, one outside; the way around is often the wetter, but also more beautiful way; the paths through the tunnels are sometimes a bit slippery

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    • August 18, 2018

  • You have to see it. The most beautiful is IMHO in spring, when there are still many ice rinks available. Unfortunately, we have not made the way back via the Stangensteig yet. He is often still locked in the spring. Should also be very demanding.

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    • October 24, 2019

  • Absolutely worth seeing natural spectacle.
    Wear waterproof jacket and shoes!

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    • August 9, 2017

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Location: Grainau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


  • Distance1.15 mi
  • Uphill1,375 ft
  • Downhill450 ft


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