The Liechtensteinklamm is a narrow gorge with a thunderous waterfall located south of the town St Johan im Pongau in the region Salzburg, Austria. From highway A10 you have to take the exit at Bischofshofen to drive to St Johan im Pongau over road 311. From there you can follow the signs for the Liechtensteinklamm south of the town following the Liechtensteinklammstrasse. Fee is required!
The Liechtensteinklamm wasserfall is a beautiful waterfall with a single drop of 40 meters falling through a narrow gorge. When noon-time sunlight cuts a path through steep rocky walls and is momentarily captured by the fine, dust-like spray of the falls, visitors to the Liechtenstein Gorge are treated to a rare and beautiful rainbow of colours.
A well-constructed footpath of about 1km in length winds its way through the Liechtenstein Gorge, leading you over sturdy bridges to a magnificent waterfall. Toward the back of the gorge there are stairs to negotiate making the path unsuitable for buggies and wheel chairs. Your hike through the Liechtenstein Gorge will take about one and a half hours. The way there is also the way back – the path does not form a loop.
The Liechtenstein Gorge is great for family outings; it has sturdy paths and bridges that are safe in any weather. Good boots and warm clothes are recommended depending on the temperature.
Over many thousands of years, thunderous, driving cascades of falling water have carved into solid rock leaving the deep narrow chasm known now as the Liechtenstein Gorge. The rock faces rising up on either side are so constricted in places that the sky is visible only as a narrow cut above one’s head.
© picture Broderick Dyke, Austria