Closed today

Closed due to renovation in summer 2021!

For over 80 years the traditional mountain inn Gletscherschliff has been serving hikers at the end of the spectacular Spirit Gorge. The 25,000-year-old natural monument Gletscherschliff, which bears the traces of the massive Inn Valley glacier, is located directly next to the restaurant. Access to the former glacier channel is possible from Mittenwald as well as via the Koboldsteig from Leutasch.

In winter the ancient tiled stove crackles in the cosy traditional Tyrolean restaurant, in summer you can enjoy picturesque views of the Karwendel mountains from the sun terrace. Rumour has it that some guests visit the two hut owners Heini and Maria primarily for the legendary Kaiserschmarren and their homemade cakes. Every Thursday from seven on, the family business also invites you to a convivial evening in the hut with Byric mountain music. Private parties can also be booked and due to the erratic data connection, only cash payment is currently possible in the Gletscherklamm.

Access to the Gletscherschliff mountain inn is possible from both Mittenwald and Leutasch: in Leutasch you can leave your car at the Schanz car park for a fee, in Mittenwald you can park either at the Riedboden recreation area or at the Mittenwald hiking car park. The ascent to the hut is easy from both starting points, well signposted and comfortable.


  • Walk to the Gletscherschliff. Sporty but entertaining ascent to the glacier sanding. Can also be done as a forest run or Nordic walking tour. Along asphalt roads, gravel paths and forest routes with spectacular views from Gasthof Mühle in Leutasch through the gorge to Berggasthaus Gletscherschliff.
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  • Spirit gorge. The Gletscherschliff mountain inn is beautifully situated at the end of the Geisterklamm gorge. If you haven't already walked through it on the way up, a round through the cool gorge is highly recommended. Along the way you will encounter goblins, glacier spirits and a spectacular white waterfall, depending on which of the three fairytale paths you choose.
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  • Jacob's Way. Stage 11 of the famous Way of St. James also leads from Mittenwald through the Ghost Gorge to Leutasch. A spectacular self-discovery trip with special views of the extensive Karwendel Nature Park.
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