Info & tips

For your visit to the Liechtenstein Gorge

The Liechtenstein Gorge is considered one of the most impressive and deepest gorges in Europe. In principle, the gorge is easy to walk through. There are just a few tips and information to keep in mind for your visit.

The safety regulations apply to visits to the Liechtenstein Gorge.

  • Keep distance
  • Avoid group-like gatherings and, if necessary, wait until you can access certain areas (bridges or stairs).
  • Pre-booking is NOT required.

From the last car park with the WC facilities, you walk on another approx. 400 m to the entrance (ticket office) to the Liechtensteinklamm gorge. You will find two attractive restaurants in front of and at the entrance to the Liechtenstein Gorge.

The hiking trail winds about 1.5 km through the Liechtensteinklamm on well-maintained paths. The hike through the gorge takes about 1.5 hours in total. The way there and back is the same - so there is no circular route.

Due to the natural conditions, the gorge, which is accessed by stairs and partly narrow footbridges, is unfortunately not suitable for a visit with a wheelchair or pram.

It is up to each visitor to decide whether he or she is up to the effort. In the gorge there are about 440 steps there and back and a total of about 100 metres in altitude. Persons with walking difficulties or cardiovascular diseases are advised not to visit.

Sturdy shoes are recommended. Depending on the season, you should also dress accordingly - you should definitely take a warmer jacket with you, as it can be cooler in the gorge.

You can also hike through the Liechtenstein Gorge with your children. However, it is not possible to walk through with a pram.

A backpack/child carrier is recommended for smaller children, as there are 440 steps to climb back and forth.

In principle, dogs are allowed on a short leash. Please note that there are 440 steps (partly grating steps) to climb and return. This can be a big hurdle for the four-legged friends and possibly lead to injuries.

It is the responsibility of the dog owner to decide if their dog is able to walk through the gorge or not. This has often been too much for dogs. Experience has shown that dogs in the Liechtensteinklamm are often overwhelmed and a visit with your four-legged friend is therefore not recommended.

To protect the paws, you can buy dog-socks at the souvenir shop Klammwirtin (price € 25 or € 35).

The Liechtenstein Gorge is worth a visit both in good and bad weather. On hot days the gorge offers perfect cooling and in rainy weather even more water squeezes through the gorge (please make sure you wear suitable clothing, rain protection, sturdy shoes).

Extreme weather conditions, such as high water, heavy thunderstorms, snowfall or storms, can lead to a temporary closure of the gorge.

Pre-booking is not necessary for groups, but a short note about intended group visits helps with the organisation. Payment cash or with card.

The Liechtenstein Gorge is included once in the SalzburgerLand Card.

Arriving by car/bus
Via the A 10 - Tauern motorway, exit Knoten Pongau, then on the B 311 - Pinzgau main road, via Bischofshofen approx. 6 kilometres to St. Johann, exit "Knoten SÜD". Follow the "Grossarler Landesstrasse" in the direction of Alpendorf and Grossarl, after approx. 700 m turn left and then immediately take the next turn to the right. Now you're on the Liechtenstein Gorge road, which you then ollow for approx. 3 km until you arrive at the Liechtenstein Gorge car parks.

Sufficient parking and bus parking spaces are available!

Arriving by public transport
From the railway station or town centre of St. Johann, the free Citybus will take you to the Plankenau district. From the last bus stop, it is a 30-40 minute walk to the entrance of the Liechtensteinklamm Gorge.

Pre-booking for a visit to the Liechtenstein Gorge is NOT required.