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Hike through the Wörschachklamm gorge to the Wolkenstein castle ruins

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  • The Wörschachklamm gorge - wildly romantic and impressive
    The Wörschachklamm gorge - wildly romantic and impressive
    Photo: Christoph Lukas, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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A varied hike with thundering water, historic walls and animal acquaintances. This tour should be on your to-do list!


This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

Distance 3.8 km
2:00 h
363 m
363 m
908 m
658 m
There is certainly something for everyone on this hike. Thundering waters with interesting information about the formation of the gorge, well-marked and varied paths, fantastic views, historic walls and a stop at donkey, goat & Co.

Entrance fees Wörschachklamm   

  • Adults: € 6,00   
  • Children: € 3,50   
  • Group adults: € 5,50   
  • Group of pupils: € 3,00   
  • Season ticket: € 15,00   
  • Season ticket family: € 30,00   
  • Free admission with Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard and Styria Card

Author’s recommendation

Sections of this tour are part of the northern route of the long-distance hiking trail "From Glacier to Wine".
Highest point
908 m
Lowest point
658 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 9.87%Dirt road 3.95%Forested/wild trail 24.10%Path 58.61%Unknown 3.44%
0.4 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.9 km
2.2 km
0.1 km
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Rest stops


Safety information

Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.   

Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains. Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.   

Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.   

Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.   

Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.   

Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.   

In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.   

If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.   

If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.   

You can get detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking" from the Alpine Club. At www.alpenverein.at you can inform yourself comprehensively about it.

Tips and hints

Tourism information: www.schladming-dachstein.at

Tourism blog: www.derbergdastal.at


Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310


Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.


The Wörschachklamm is open daily from 08:00 - 18:00 until 31 October.


Parking Wörschachklamm (659 m)
47.555955, 14.149085
47°33'21.4"N 14°08'56.7"E
33T 435982 5267299
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Parking Wörschachklamm

Turn-by-turn directions

Already from the center of the village the way to the Wörschachklamm is signposted. From the gorge parking lot it is about 15 minutes up the stream to the Klammstüberl - the entrance to the gorge. Immediately behind it, the Wörschachbach is already roaring through its rocky streambed. The path leads partly on footbridges and bridges uphill. The rocks on both sides of the stream move closer together and leave only a narrow gap to the top - very impressive how the water has dug through the rock here. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the gorge exit. From here the character of the landscape changes: you walk through a large basin with tall mixed forest up to the lookout bench near the Kohlstatt, where charcoal was once produced. After this apex, the trail descends in sunken paths through the forest and you pass the sulfur spring (close your nose) and continue to the donkey ranch - a small refreshment stop with a petting zoo. From there it is only a few minutes to the historic Wolkenstein castle ruins with the still well-preserved castle walls. From the oriels you have a magnificent view over the valley. From here you can reach the starting point or Klamm parking lot again in about 10 minutes.

Way number: 1


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Take the 940 bus to the "Wörschach Ort" stop.
Bus schedule: www.verbundlinie.at

The nearest train station is in Wörschach (only regional trains stop there).
Train timetable: www.oebb.at

Getting there

From the Ennstalbundesstraße B320 from both directions turn to Wörschach and follow the signs to the Klamm parking lot.


Free parking at the Klamm parking lot or in the town center.


47.555955, 14.149085
47°33'21.4"N 14°08'56.7"E
33T 435982 5267299
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 "From glacier to wine" Rother hiking guide at € 14,90

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Hike & Bike Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at the tourist offices of Berg & Tal.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hike Map (1:50.000)
  • KOMPASS Map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, Hiking, Biking, Ski tours


Good footwear goes without saying when hiking. In your weatherproof backpack belong:   
  • Sun and rain protection   
  • Warm, windproof clothing   
  • Drinks and provisions   
  • Small first aid kit   
  • Hiking map and a fully charged cell phone

Questions and answers

Question from Stephan Kaiser · July 23, 2019 · Community
Hallo, kann man diese Wanderung mit einem Hund unternehmen?
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Answered by Mari Na · July 23, 2019 · Community
Möglich aber schon sehr rutschig.... und steilweise steil
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Le Bon
November 29, 2020 · Community
Die Klamm in Wörschach ist ein schönes Ausflugsziel für die ganze Familie, da sie sehr einfach begangen werden kann. Es gibt keine gefährlichen Aufstiege. Die Wanderung selbst dauert allerdings nicht sehr lang, d. h. ca. 30 bis 40 Minuten. Entlang des Weges befinden sich mehrere Alternativen zur Weiterwanderung, die wiederum sehr gut beschrieben sind. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter https://www.wellness-und-spass-in-der-steiermark.eu/t153f21-Wildromantische-Woerschachklamm.html
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Agnieszka Majnusz
July 23, 2018 · Community
If you saw Slovencky Raj or Slovakian Diery this is not very spectacular. But this is a nice trail with interesting views and ruins of the castle. We recommend. It is worth to join with the trip to Spechtesee. Then 4 hours trip.
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poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:13:37
Photo: Agnieszka Majnusz, Community
poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:13:59
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poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:14:24
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Sebastian Späth
July 11, 2018 · Community
Superwanderung für Familien mit Kindern. Eindrucksvoll für alle Beteiligten. Tipp: Kleine Abkürzung über die Schwefelquelle nehmen.
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Wörschachklamm 11. Juli 2018 5:08:05 vorm.
Photo: Sebastian Späth, Community

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3.8 km
2:00 h
363 m
363 m
Highest point
908 m
Lowest point
658 m
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