The special feature of the Blue Grotto is the story of its origins: Already 2000 years ago in Roman times, people worked diligently and searched for silver-bearing galena. The geologist Peter Gstrein suspects that the fire-burning method was already exploited in the first centuries after Christ's birth; The rocks of the rock became brittle as a result of the heating and could thus be cut off more easily. The result was the Blue Grotto, which is probably unique in Tyrol in its kind.
August 30, 2017
A nice way to the grotto of Imst through the rose garden canyon. On an information board you learn how this grotto was created.
August 9, 2019
A cave where it drips wet from the ceiling. Very nice. Exciting for children.
August 29, 2017
But you do not have to .... my kids today have the mini waterfall of the cave ceiling as a small refreshment (it was 30 degrees) used :-)))
August 20, 2018
The Blue Grotto at the end of the Rosengarten Gorge, which goes back to Roman times
is easily accessible for the whole family via the rocky, wild and romantic rose garden gorge.
The special thing about the Blue Grotto is the history of its creation: Already 2000 years ago in Roman times people worked hard and searched for silver-containing galena. The geologist Peter Gstrein suspects that the fire-setting method was used as early as the first centuries after the birth of Christ; the stone of the rock became brittle as a result of the heating and could thus be chipped off more easily. This is how the Blue Grotto was created, which is probably unique of its kind in Tyrol.
The way to the Blue Grotto is adventurous and wildly romantic; it leads directly through one of the most valuable biotopes in Tyrol, the Rosengartenschlucht.
With hammer and chisel, the miners drove tunnels into the stone and created a man-high corridor that measures 35 meters. If you consider that around one centimeter of rock could be removed in one day, you can work out how long it took the miners to achieve such a length: a good three years. It was not until 1670, at the beginning of modern times, that blasting became common.
You can find out more about the exact history of Imst Gorge every Monday with a free guided tour starting in Imst.
Children's backpack carriers can be borrowed free of charge from the information offices in the Imst holiday region.
December 28, 2019
On all fours you can crawl around in there. From the ceiling comes a mini waterfall and you can reach by a tunnel system the stream
October 6, 2017
A little above the gorge - almost a bit hidden. Duck your head!
August 11, 2021
One of the most precious biotopes in Tyrol can be visited on the edge of Imst town center: the Rosengarten gorges. The Schinderbach excavates the mystical blue cave through the rocky ridges of the low mountain terraces Imster over a length of about 1.5 kilometers. The wooden paths, the rocky stairs and the small rocky tunnels always offer a new glimpse of the wonder that nature has accomplished in the Rosengarten gorges. The entrance to the gorge is also impressive, the houses were partly built in the rocks. The gorge is accessible from May to October, good shoes are necessary for the walk.
June 25, 2020
Bissel a lot of tourists, but still nice 👍
August 29, 2020
A cool little cave, with a partially low ceiling, which can only be passed through in the duck alley.
August 2, 2021
Where medieval mining was once carried out, the Blue Grotto, not far from Hoch-Imst and the upper end of the Rosengarten Gorge, invites you to take a short detour. As early as 2000 years ago, in Roman times, courageous miners were looking for galena containing silver. This is how the Blue Grotto came about.
September 10, 2022
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