Liechtensteinklamm – Beautiful Waterfall and Gorge

LiechtensteinklammLiechtensteinklamm is one of the most beautiful gorges in Austria. 4km long and 300m deep, in some places the gorge is only 4 meters wide.

The walk through the gorge takes you approx 1km along a well maintained boardwalk consisting of stairs, pathway and bridges. Along the way you will marvel at the various colours made by the combination of the light and water bouncing off the rock.  The walk culminates in a fabulous waterfall before you get to retrace your steps back to the start again. Your walk will take about 90 minutes to complete.

Note that unfortunately the stairs at Liechtensteinklamm mean that the gorge is neither buggy nor wheelchair friendly.

You should bring sturdy shoes with you and depending on the temperature you may need warm clothes.  The temperature in the gorge is a little lower than outside. Rainy days can also be good as it means there’s more water running through the gorge. But don’t forget your waterproofs.

The best time to view the gorge is either early morning or late afternoon. Try to be either first or last there is you can.

Opening Hours  for Liechtensteinklamm

LiechtensteinklammThe Gorge is open from 6th May to 31st October during 2017.

Up to 30th September, the gorge is open from 8am to 6pm, with the last admission at 6pm.

For the month of October, the gorge is open from 8am to 4pm, with the last admission at 4pm.

There are often queues at peak times which are usually between about 10 am and 2 pm from June through to August, so either plan around these times or assume you may have to wait a while.

Entrance Prices

The price for adults is €6.00 and for children (6 – 18 years of age) it’s €4.00.

Children 5 and under go free.

Please note that they only accept cash, no credit or debit cards.

There is adequate parking and the good news is that it’s free.

Restaurants and Snacks

There are two restaurants close to the entrance and the car park at Liechtensteinklamm.


LiechtensteinklammGetting There

By Car: Take the A10 from Salzburg for Villach and Italy. (You can get onto the A10 by taking the A1 towards Innsbruck and Munich which then merges onto the A10). Drive for about 45 kms and take exit 47 for Pongau / Bischofshofen. Follow signs for the B311 towards Bischofshofen / Pongau. After about 12 kms take the exit for Alpendorferstrasse. About half a km further take a left onto Liechtensteinklammstrasse. Proceed for about 3.5 km, following the signs for Liechtensteinklamm. The trip should take you just over an hour.

By Public Transport: You can take an S-Bahn S3 from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to St Johann Bahnhof, running every hour and taking about 72 minutes. The train is currently running at 21 minutes past the hour starting at 6:21. The return journey is the same and trains are every hour at 29 minutes past the hour, running until 22:29. There are shorter journeys by regional train, so check with the Information Desk at the train station for more details. The standard fare for the S-Bahn is €10.60 one way.

From the train station in St Johann, you take the ‘Citybus’ right to the end of the line at Hotel Lerch Plankenau. From here it’s about a 20 minute walk along the ‘Klammweg’ to the gorge.

The citybus leaves the train station (Postamt) at 50 minutes past each hour starting at 6.50 am with the last bus at 5.50 pm. The journey takes just under 10 minutes. Please note that on Saturdays, the last bus leaves the train station at 11.50 am.

To get back to the train station, buses leave the Hotel Lerch Plankenau at 58 minutes past each hour, starting at 6.58 am and running until 17.58 pm. Again, please note that on Saturdays, the last bus leaves the Hotel Lerch Plankenau at 11.58 am.

The great news is that the bus is free.

You’ll find the latest timetable here. You are looking for the route ‘Plankenau’.

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St Johann im Pongau – A beautiful part of Austria

Liechtensteinklamm may well be a good option to add on to your trip to the Castle or the Ice Caves at Werfen. For more information on Werfen, check out this article.


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