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  • Rainer 🦋

    The tour to Birnbachloch starts first in the forest and then leads through meadows and later rocky terrain. The path is well maintained and sometimes a bit alpine - but always well secured. After about an hour we reach the destination at 1,291 meters. Refreshment for hikers provide the clear wells at the cave. On hot days you can even venture a few steps into the shady Birnbachloch and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains.
    The rock cave has the visual impression of an approximately 20 m wide "entrance hall". Inside the mountain should be a large lake, which always gives off water and is not explicable. A legend tells of two guys who wanted to fathom the mysterious sources. They threw stones into the depths and got in response a dull call from below: "You start mi, then i schl i di". Whether the underground lake really exists remains unclear to this day.

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    • July 31, 2019

  • Saalfelden Leogang

    The Birnbachloch is located east of the Birnbach Glacier at 1291 meters. There are many karst springs in the Leogang Steinberge, but few are so accessible. The entrance to the hole is about 20 meters wide, in which the source of the Birnbach springs from and plunging down the mountain from here. Trust yourself in the cave and look at the beautiful natural spectacle.

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    • December 20, 2016

  • Si3le

    The entrance to the Birnbachloch is slightly higher than the path and requires a short climb.

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    • May 17, 2018

  • JR56

    The Birnbachloch is not just a hole in the mountain, but a karst spring with crystal clear water. The Birnbachloch is a rock cave in the Leogang Steinberge, at the bottom of which springs a strong spring. The Birnbachloch is located a few hundred meters next to the Birnbach glacier at 1,291 meters above sea level. It is a karst spring surrounded by limestone-clad limestone cliffs. The visual impression of the Birnbachloch is determined by a 20-meter wide cave, in whose background the Birnbach springs and descends the mountain in graceful cascades.
    Numerous avalanches leave the Birnhorn in winter, feeding the Birnbach Glacier. The snow of these avalanches does not melt completely in summer, but forms a small snowfield. More than 100 years ago ice was mined there for the Munich ice cellars and brought to the Leogang train station with slides and horse-drawn carriages. From there it went by rail to Munich. On the way to Birnbachloch you can read this story.

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Hans Werner

    The tour is very nice, but currently only accessible as a commuter route (as of August 2020). The "west arm" of the round is closed.

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    • August 14, 2020

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  • Difficult
    5.35 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
Location: Leogang, Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria


  • Elevation1,300 m

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