The Wimbachlamm - or the Wimbach Gorge - is one of the most interesting jewels of Bavaria. A real treasure between Königssee and Hintersee in the Berchtesgaden Nature Park. Visiting the 200-meter-long gorge will be fun for adults and children as well. The short program will only take 20 - 30 minutes.
The gorge route takes you past the Wimbach waterfall in the narrower section of the Wimbach valley. The strait itself is unfortunately short, only 200 meters long. The tour takes about 15 minutes from the entrance (ticket office). The gorge is child-friendly.
The gorge is often referred to as the little sister of the nearby Almbachklamm. It is worth combining the two programs and visiting both straits in one day.
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|Location||Bavaria, Berchtesgaden National Park|
|Address||Wimbachklamm 24, 83486 Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Germany|
|Munich distance||2 hours / 150 km|
|Salzburg distance||45 mins / 35 km|
|Attractions nearby||Königssee, Hintersee, Almbachtal gorge|
When walking in the gorge, take advantage of the fact that the length of the route is short. Let's stop to look around and observe the fabulous waterfall. Give yourself time to look and discover.
Where is the Wimbachklamm?
Address, map, distance, approach, parking
Wimbachklamm is located in the Berchtesgaden National Park in the valley of the same name in Ramsau. Belongs to the Bavaria region, Germany. The Austrian border is only a couple of kilometres. Salzburg is the closest major city, while Munich is 150 km away. In Germany, you can reach it on road 305.
- Address: Wimbachklamm 24, 83486 Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Germany
- Distance from Salzburg: 45 minutes / 40 km
- Distance from Munich: 2 hours / 150 km
- Distance from Vienna: 4 hours / 350 km
You can park at the Wimbachbrücke, about a 10-minute walk away.
The gorge is only open during the summer season from mid-April to October.
- Season: mid-April - October
- Daily opening hours: every day, from morning to 7 p.m
Entrance to the gorge costs 2.5 euros, but it's free for children under 6 years old. Payment is only possible with small changes, have coins with you.
- Adult, student, child, pensioner ticket: 2.5 euros
- Children under 6: free
Unfortunately, the gorge is not barrier-free. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. Although the route is very short, people with limited mobility should consider going through the gorge. It's not just the stairs that make it difficult to move on; the road is not wide enough for someone with a stroller.
Formation of the gorge
The river Wimbach eroded the huge rock walls into their present form and created an exciting gorge. The power of the water is so strong in some places that pools of water have formed from the water falling from the rock walls into the riverbed.
This part of the Alps has also been reshaped by wind and water (since its appearance about 70 million years ago). The friction caused by the melting ice, snow, small debris and pebbles constantly shapes the rocks. Canyons and gorges were created.
One of the closest and most impressive of them is the Almbachklamm (between Berchtesgaden and Markt Schellenberg) and the Wimbachklamm.
It has been known since 1847. The number of tourists is increasing yearly. Today, more than 150,000 visitors admire it every year.
Attractions in the area
The best-known sight nearby is Königssee lake, which is only 10 km away. The Aschauer and the Almbachklamm gorges are also in the close area.
- Königssee distance: 15 mins / 10 km
- Almbachklamm distance: 20 mins / 15 km
- Aschauerklamm distance: 30 mins / 20 km
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