Unique natural wonder in Lammertal in the Tennengau region
Numerous scenic locations invite you to catch your breath, pause and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of this gorge. The highlight of this hike, beyond a doubt, is the “Dark Gorge”. The most stunning section of the gorge, you find right next to entrance.
Awaiting you in the Lammerklamm…
An unforgettable experience for young and old
Surging water, deep canyons, carved-out rockfaces, marvelous scenery: A hike through Lammerklamm Natural Monument in Scheffau in SalzburgerLand is an unforgettable experience for young and old. It lies in the heart of the Tennengau Region close to the city of Hallein and at the entrance to the Lammer Valley. Boredom is guaranteed never to be a factor during your visit to this gorge. Best of all: It is barely a 30-minute drive from Salzburg City. Thanks to safe pathways and boardwalks, even families with children can feel completely comfortable hiking through this spectacular gorge. The Lammer gorge is without any doubt one of the top excursion destinations in the Tennengau region.
Short or long walk through Lammer gorge
Depending on how much time you want to spend in the Lammerklamm, you have longer or shorter variants to choose from. Whilst the longer path takes about one hour total out and back, the shorter option only requires around 30 minutes, which path leads from the starting point to the Landgasthof Lammerklause. From here you can go back by bus or get picked up by car.
One highlight not only for our small explorers is a beautiful legend of love from the far-distant past, retold on info boards along the way.
Tips from Cleverix for your exkursion to Lammerklamm
- Lammerklamm is open in summer from May until October.
- Sturdy shoes are recommended for your visit to the Lammerklamm near Abtenau.
- Close by, you can hike along the Mill Path and enjoy a refreshing dip in the Harrbergsee.
- Are you touring by bicycle? In that case, I recommend the Scheffau Biking & Hiking Path next to the River Lammer.
- The TennengauPLUS-Card gives you discounted admission to the Lammerklamm!
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The Lammerklamm in Scheffau lies in the heart of the Tennengau in the Austrian province of Salzburg. Clearly signposted, arrival couldn’t be easier. Then leave your car on the big car park in Oberscheffau, located directly next to the entrance to the Lammeröfen. There is also a bus stop (bus no. 470), “Lammeröfen”, right outside this attraction. Ride buses & trains through Tennengau (all the way into Salzburg City) for free with the TennengauPLUS-Card.
- Groups do not need to register in advance – bus parking is available at the Lammerklamm entrance
- Dogs are permitted, though must be kept on a leash
- Also open in rainy weather
- In extreme weather conditions, the gorge may be closed temporarily
Opening Times and Prices
- April, May and October: 9 AM – 5 PM
- June and September: 9 AM – 6 PM
- July and August: 9 AM – 7 PM
- Adults: 7 euros (with Family Pass: 5 euros)
- Groups (adults, 15 or more people): 6 euros
- Children (ages 6 to 15): 4 euros (with Family Pass: 3,5 euros)
- with the Salzburger Land Card admission is free
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Pathways through the Natural Monument
Since 1884, the Lammeröfen have also been accessible to the general public. From the starting point in Oberscheffau, walkways lead along the rockfaces and high above the masses of water, providing young and old with a safe means to explore this fascinating gorge. Shortly after beginning your walk, you will come to the so-called “Dark Gorge”, probably the most beautiful section of the Lammerklamm. If you prefer, you can even navigate the gorge by water: Guided canoeing, rafting and tubing tours give you an unforgettable opportunity to experience the thunderous masses of water literally right under your own nose.
The history of the Lammerklamm
Even before the Ice Age, the River Lammer had already begun carving a narrow V-shaped valley into the mountain. Due to the melting glaciers thousands of years ago, powerful masses of water poured into the valley, carrying away the rock below it, one piece at a time – creating the imposing gorge we know today as the Lammerklamm.
The gorge is indeed an impressive example of the erosive power of water. It is assumed that people were already walking through the gorge in the Middle Ages. Back then, paths were created for the loggers to use as they guided tree trunks through the gorge. In 1884, a walkway was built to provide early tourists with a safe way to explore this wonder of nature.
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