A fantastic walking experience
The Leutasch Spirit Gorge
Infernal water and ghostly pools, witches cauldrons and devil’s water, a fantastical world of water and stone. Welcome to the kingdom of the Gorge Spirit and his friends!
“Everyone has heard of ghosts, goblins and gnomes. They live in the untouched natural world. But only a few have ever seen them....”
From summer 2023, the Spirit Gorge is sure to delight visitors of all ages with its new lay-out. There are four different routes, each offering a fun way to discover all about the gorge. There are exciting stories, lots of games and interesting facts, not to mention the whole experience of wandering between the rushing water and the picturesque forest backdrop.
Schanz, 6105 Leutasch
Long and Short Gorge Circuits
The long circuit takes you 3.2 km through the spectacular gorge and alongside the river, the Leutascher Ache. As you go, the spirits tell you about the gorge and its plants and animals. An easier option is the barrier-free 500 m circuit with views of the crystal-clear stream.
About the Short Gorge Circuits
About the Long Gorge Circuits
Waterfall Trail and Access Point to Mittenwald
An additional highlight is the waterfall trail. To get there, follow the connecting path to Mittenwald from the panorama bridge. On exiting the gorge by Mittenwald, there is a 200 m long waterfall trail that goes deep into the Leutasch Spirit Gorge and ends at a 23 m high waterfall (entrance fee). Sturdy footwear is recommended for this rather steep path. It is possible to return to the starting point by bus. The bus stop “Mittenwald Dekan- Karl-Platz“ is about a 30-minute walk.
About the Hiking Tour
- Open: May-October
- We recommend public transport to the bus stop "Leutascher Geisterklamm" (your guest-card = your bus ticket)
- Parking fee: car € 6,00 | bus € 20,00 (parking lot P19)
- Partially not suitable for strollers/dogs
- Head for heights & sturdy footwear essential
- Bicycles not allowed between Leutasch parking lot and Mittenwald Klammkiosk
- Public toilet available
The Legend of the Gorge Spirit
Since the beginning of time, the Gorge Spirit has lived in the Spirit Gorge. He knows every stone, every bird and every tiny piece of moss. He looks after everything and everyone and settles any arguments. At least that is how it was. Recently, the Gorge Spirit has just not felt like it. As his two friends, the nature spirits Flora and Einstein, heard this, they were dismayed.
“I am the Gorge Spirit! I am made of the water that forms the rocks and shapes the valleys. Hard as ice, foaming like spray, I make sure that everything changes and yet stays the same as it always was.”
“I am made of stone from head to toe. Granite, phyllite and limestone. Even my heart is made of stone, but I love this gorge with a passion.”
“I am a creature that blooms and flourishes. I will wink at you from every tree and from every flower. I am so happy that you are here!”
Help us to convince the Gorge Spirit that he should stay with us because there is nowhere more beautiful than the Spirit Gorge.
Leutasch Spirit Gorge in the twilight
The atmosphere in the Geisterklamm gorge is particularly mystical in the twilight: if you enter the gorge in the early morning or at dusk, you will encounter ghostly patches of mist, dark grottos, cool ghostly winds and in some places even a quiet whispering in the rock. The large and small gorge circuits and the Mittenwald connecting circuit offer very different routes to experience the mysterious Geisterklamm gorge.
360° tour through the Leutasch Spirit Gorge
Arrival to the Spirit Gorge
The Leutascher Spirit Gorge is very convenient and easy to reach, either by public transport or by car. In addition, it is also possible to combine the journey with a bicycle tour.