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'Schlossbachklamm' Gorge

'Schlossbachklamm' Gorge

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Overview

Starting point: Bahnhof Leithen
Finishing point:
Ascent 184 m
Highest point 1,095 m
Route distance 3.2 km
Walking time / total 01:30 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 0:0 hh:mm
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'Schlossbachklamm' Gorge
A walk through a gorge is always a lovely experience. Deep ravines, wooden bridges and
pathways right beside the water make an impression as we follow the route. The trail to the
Schlossbach gorge can be started, depending on the time available, in Seefeld, Reith or Leithen.
The Seefeld-Reith-Leithen trail has already been described and takes around 1 hour. At Leithen
railway station, above the Gasthof Hirschen, an easy forest trail (Nr. 14) leads into the Schlossbach
gorge. About half the way along you can see the Schlossbach railway bridge. This railway bridge
carrying the Karwendelbahn was opened in 1913 after 3 years of construction work and even
to this day is one of the most interesting and challenging stretches of rail in the Alps. It suffered
under massive bombardment in the Second World War. Today it is an important link between the
Olympiaregion Seefeld and the provincial capital of Innsbruck. Once the Schlossbach is reached,
a wooden bridge leads over the stream and the path continues on a pleasant climb to Hochzirl.
Eventually the trail leads into a tarmac road which heads past the hospital at Hochzirl and, further
on, to the railway station. Trains run around every hour back to Leithen, Reith, Seefeld or Scharnitz!