The Most Spectacular Gorge in the Eastern Alps

Just 3km (2 miles) south of St. Johann in Pongau is the most spectacular gorge of the eastern Alps, the Liechtensteinklamm [ST], which attracts more visitors than any other such site. A path has been blasted through to the 1km-long (3/4-mile) gorge, and during a 25-minute trek you can climb up the mammoth gorge with rock walls some 305m (1,001 ft.) high. At its tiny waist, the gorge is only 4m (13 ft.) wide. A tunnel leads to the waterfall, with a drop of about 61m (200 ft.) at the gorge's end.

The wooden bridges and the footpath that runs along the bottom of the gorge were paid for by the prince of Liechtenstein, who supposedly lent his name to the site. In some areas the ravine is so narrow that the sky is barely visible from the bottom. Roaring waterfalls and swiftly flowing waters add to the site's allure.

To reach the Liechtensteinklamm, go approximately 1.5km (1 mile) by road to Grossarl. The road to the gorge is marked. From here, count on about an hour by foot. The gorge can be visited May to September daily from 8am to 6pm, October daily 9am to 4pm. Admission is 3.50€ ($5.60) for adults and 2.20€ ($3.50) for children 6 to 18.

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