The Wolfsklamm (Wolf Gorge) is one of the most beautiful gorges in Tyrol. There are wooden platforms and bridges along the gorge. The 5 km hike leads you through the spectacular canyon. The gorge is one of the most popular attractions in the Inn valley.
The path, squeezed between narrow rock walls, leads over the emerald-green waters of the Stanserbach river. Thanks to the cool and humid weather, a jungle-like experience awaits you in the gorge as various plants, ferns, and shrubs overgrow the rocks and the roadside.
|Country||Austria, Tyrol, Alps|
|Hiking trail||5 km | 300 m | 2 hours|
|Season||May-Oct (every day, 09:00 - 16:00)|
|Prices||5 - 3 euros|
|Distance from Vienna||5 hours / 480 km|
|Parking||Small parking lot next to the entrance (not free)|
Map - Where is Wolfslamm Gorge?
Address, map, distance, approach, parking
The gorge is located in the province of Tyrol, Austria. It is on the E60 road in the town of Stans. It is halfway between Innsbruck and Zillertal. The easiest way to get there is by car. The German border is only a couple of kilometres away. The gorge hides between the mountains of the Karwendel and part of the Alps.
- Address: Oberdorf 73, 6135 Stans, Austria
- Distance from Vienna: 5 hours / 480 km
- Distance from Innsbruck: 30 minutes / 32 km
- Distance from Zillertal: 16 minutes / 14 km
- Distance from Munich: 2 hours / 120 km
There is almost always space in the parking lot in front of the gorge. The daily fee costs 3 - 5 euros, which you can pay at the ticket machine. In the city of Stans, you can find free parking in several places if the gorge parking is full.
Your hike will consist of a total of 354 steps. Wolfsklamm hides many waterfalls with different shapes and heights. You can admire them by crossing wooden bridges.
In the first half of the route, you have to expect an enormous waterfall while hiking on a steep road in the forest. During your time between the rock walls, there will be sections where you can only move forward using a wire rope attached to the side of the rocks.
|Wolffsklamm hiking route||Details|
|Level diff||300 m|
|Duration||2 - 3 hours|
|Starting point||Entrance (near the parking lot)|
St. Georgenberg Abbey
At the trail's end, you will be rewarded with the sight of St. Georgenberg Abbey. The monks have been living in the mountains of the Karwendel for a long time. They used the gorge, which was the shortest route for their trips to the village of Stans.
The gorge was created for tourism so visitors and pilgrims could reach the abbey. Today, however, the gorge has become so popular that it is considered a separate attraction.
The season starts in May and ends in October. In winter, the gorge is closed for safety reasons. During the season, it is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please, note that the gorge may close in bad weather.
- Season: May-Oct
- Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00
- Closed: from the beginning of November to the end of April
Admission is discounted for children up to 14 and free for children under 6. You cannot buy a ticket online, as it is only possible on the spot (with cash or a bank card).
- Adult admission: 5 euros
- Child admission: 1.5 euros
- Child under 6: free
Yes, children will also like the gorge. Due to the many stairs, if you are going with a child under 6 years old, be prepared that you will have to carry him/her on your back towards the end of the journey. At the end of the trail, there is a stream where local children usually take a swim.
Unfortunately, nor the gorge nor the short trail approaching it are not barrier-free either. You can't go through it with a stroller or a wheelchair, and we wouldn't recommend it with crutches because of the many steps.
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