On the second day of our road trip at the end of august we did not only go to the Sylvensteinstausee but also to two gorges near the austrian-german border. In this post I wanna talk about those two: the Partnachklamm and the Leutascher Geisterklamm.
They can both be easily done on the same day; it only takes about half an hour by car to get from one to the other.
There are also parking spots in Mittenwald (near the north-east of the gorge, I don’t know how long you have to walk to get there) and on the south-eastern corner of the gorge.
There are two different routes through the gorge.
Klammgeistweg (3000m; red): this route leads through the forest, but also over an iron bridge through the gorge, where you can see fantastically on the river. Along the way, there are a few small stops with different activities.
Koboldpfad (1900m; blue): This route leads entirely through the forest and meets the Klammgeistweg at the panorama bridge.
duration: we walked the top part of the Klammgeistweg, the whole Koboldpfad and then back over the top part of the Klammgeistweg; it took about 2,5h.
On the eastern end of the gorge is the Wasserfallsteg. It’s a bridge that leads 200m into the gorge and ends in front of a waterfall. I think this was the best part of the whole thing, so you should definitely go there.
entrance fee: 2€
follow Wildenauer street to get to the entrance of the gorge; it takes about 20min to walk or you can pay for a carriage ride (I think it costs about 10€ per person)
opening: at least 9:00-18:00
entrance fee: 5,-€ per adult
duration: the actual gorge takes about an hour to go to one end and back again
also, take a rain coat with you regardless of the weather
I really liked both gorges, but the Partnachklamm was definitely my favourite because you felt like you’re right in Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. But I do have to say that it was an absolute nightmare to take photos in there.
The next part will be up in two weeks or so. In the meanwhile, you can check out the last one here. Also, look forward to a lot of autumnal content this month because I’m absolutely in love with this season.
Love, Jacky N.