Exciting gorge with zipline in Tennengau
Whether a completely relaxed hike through the deep gorge, or an action-packed guided tour including a zipline ride – the Salzachöfen in Golling is an attraction unlike any other, drawing countless visitors to the Salzburger Tennengau, in the warm months especially.
Awaiting you at the Salzachöfen outside Golling…
Unique Natural Wonder
In the middle of the Tennengau, where the mountains of the Tennen- and Hagenbirge essentially butt heads, you will discover the Salzachöfen just outside Golling. Only a few steps from Pass Lueg, an 80 meters-long canyon reveals itself before your eyes. A wonder of nature indeed, an ideal excursion destination during your family holiday, with countless adventures in store for big and small alike. Having visited it but once, you will probably want to go over your unforgettable experiences again and again in your mind. Not least because, deep within this gorge outside Golling, you encounter first-hand the unbridled power of water.
Personally experience this Salzburg natural wonder
One quite extraordinary highlight is the “Cathedral”, where the canyon seems to close almost completely above your head. The rockfaces themselves are testimony to the untamable power of water, whose swirling currents have sculpted impressive recesses in the rock through erosion. You will quickly see for yourself: There is no end to the discoveries you can make inside the Salzachöfen outside Golling.
Expedition Salzachöfen Gorge
Want to add another unforgettable adventure to your visit? In that case, I recommend a guided tour. The unique nature project “Adventure Salzachöfen” appeals to explorers of all ages. Whether children or grandparents, every participant will get to know this Salzburg natural monument from its most exciting perspective. Sound amazing? Oh, indeed it is!
The starting point for this tour is the entrance to the Salzachöfen on Pass Lueg just outside Golling near Salzburg. During your hike from here, you will learn all about how this unique Austrian natural monument was created. And at the end of the tour, you will be greeted by pure, nerve-tingling excitement: an 800 meters-long flight through a section of the gorge. Don’t really have a head for heights and prefer to explore nature on foot? Needless to say, you can also hike through this part of the gorge if you want.
The entire tour take around 1.5 to 2 hours. For an even bigger thrill, you might want to consider the Night Flight – experiencing that same zipline ride in almost complete darkness. The guided tour takes place in all weather, with the exception of heavy rain, wind or thunderstorms. Advance registration is required.
Tips from Cleverix for an expedition to the Salzachöfen in Golling:
- The TennengauPLUS-Card gives you and your family discounted admission to the gorge.
- Be sure to bring along a pair of sturdy shoes!
- If it’s raining, I suggest rain pants and a waterproof jacket!
- Don’t forget, with the TennengauPLUS-Card you ride buses & trains for free.
You will find the Salzachöfen just outside Golling and almost directly on Pass Lueg. Leave your car parked at Gasthof “Pass Lueg”, from where it is just a few steps to the entrance and starting point for your expedition through the Salzachöfen. The hike to the entrance from the town center of Golling takes about one hour.
Info: This unique excursion destination outside Golling is open in almost all weather from May to October.
Golling Tourist Office
+43 6244 4356
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