The German Almbachklamm is not only the most beautiful gorge in Bavaria, but its location is also unique - as it is just a few minutes from the Austrian border. Salzburg, for example, is 25 minutes away by car. This part of the Alps contains many attractions and sights, among which Almbach gorge is one of the most popular.

In the near distance, you find its little brother - the Wimbachklamm, the Innersbachklamm and the Aschauerklamm gorges. Those who like fabulous gorges can explore all of them in one day during the summer.

The Almbach river of the same name created the 3 km-long gorge. The local gem is considered child-friendly, so families can admire it by walking through its walls.

Overview

Almbachklamm Details
Country Germany
Location Bavaria, Berchtesgaden Alps
Address Almbachklamm 83487 Marktschellenberg, Germany
Distance from Munich 2 hours/150 km
Season Mid-Apr - Oct
Opening hours 09:00 - 18:00
Prices 6 euros
Duration 2-3 hours
Attractions nearby Wimbachklamm, Königssee, Hintersee
Family-friendly? Yes
Dog-friendly? -
Barrier-free? No

Photos

Almbachklamm gorge - Bavaria, Germany

Map - Where is the Almbachklamm?

Address, map, distance, parking

Almbachklamm is located in southern Germany in Bavaria, but the Austrian Salzburg is not far away. It is part of the country's only alpine national park, the Berchtesgaden National Park - lying between the towns of Marktschellenberg and Berchtesgaden in the Alps.

  • Address: Almbachklamm 83487 Marktschellenberg, Germany
  • Distance from the Wimbachklamm gorge (Ramsau): 20 minutes / 15 km
  • Distance from Salzburg: 30 minutes / 20 km
  • Distance from Munich: 2 hours / 150 km
Almbachklamm map - Munich distance

Parking

You will find a parking lot near the gorge.

More about the gorge

In the gorge, you can move forward on the usual alpine paved path. You can even find bridges on the stepped trail with railings.

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Tip: The tour is also recommended for children; they will surely be impressed by the huge rock wall surrounding you from two sides.

The Alpine stream Almbach flows in the gorge. You will see waterfalls, pools and whirlpools along the way.

At the beginning of the route, the road starts at a mill. The local loggers brought the trees cut down from above to the workshop here in the gorge. Today, the mill doesn't work; tourists only use it.

Hiking trail

The length of the gorge is 3 km. This distance will be comfortable even for those not used to hiking. The difficulty of the hiking route is easy and not strenuous. On the way up, you must climb quite a few stairs, but the fabulous sights are guaranteed to be worth the effort!

  • The endpoint of the gorge is the dam Theresienklause
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Traffic in the gorge is two-way, so the return journey takes place on the same route - inside the gorge. In this way, you can admire twice the waterfalls and crevices.

Opening hours

The gorge is closed in winter and spring. It officially opens at the beginning of May (sometimes as early as mid-April) and closes in October.

  • Season: May - October
  • Daily opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00

During several days of heavy rain, the stream in the gorge swells so much that it floods the road. In such cases, the management will close the route without prior notice. Fortunately, this is very rare.

After the snow melts, repair work begins every spring. Depending on the conditions, the gorge opens as soon as the professional workers finish. Until now, this was the beginning of May at the latest, but in many cases, they used to finish in the middle of April.

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Tip: The gorge puts on its autumn clothes towards the end of September and October. In addition to the cavalcade of dazzling colours, you will meet significantly fewer tourists.

Prices

The entrance fee to the gorge is 6 euros. It is important to note that you can only pay in cash. The management of the gorge covers huge maintenance works at the beginning of the season, from the entrance fees.

  • Adult, child, student, pensioner price: 6 euros
  • Under 6 years old: free

(Prices might slightly increase every year!)

Barrier-free?

No. The gorge is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. The reason for this is not only the stairs but also the fact that the path is quite narrow.

The hiking trail is also not recommended for those with limited mobility (e.g., crutches).

Dog-friendly?

We don't have official information on whether you can take your dog with you or not. Most gorges are dog-friendly in Germany, so you should try bringing your furry one. Have a lash with you.

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