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The Leutasch Gorge (Leutaschklamm or Leutascher Geisterklamm) is located in the border between Austria and Germany and has approximately 5000 meters of trails, of which 970 meters are bridges and footbridges clinging to its cliffs.
It has 2 entrances: the main entrance is in Austria, in the village of Leutasch, locality of Schanz (with available parking). The other one is in Germany, in the village of Mittenwald (parking 1.5 km away).
We visited it in 2017, April. We’ve chosen the main entrance in Austria, departing from Germany. In Mittenwald, by the end on the village and keeping the highest mountains on the left, there is a road on the right that leads to the main entrance. After driving for about 4 km and immediately after the bridge you will find on your right a billboard indicating the gorge and the parking area (that will be on your left). Parking: € 5.00 for the whole day.
A few meters after the entrance the path splits into 2: the right side goes to the coniferous forests and the left one continues towards the gorge, leading to the panoramic bridges and footbridges. Some points are suspended 75 meters above the river.
There are signs along the way offering interactive experiences and telling the story of the place. They also tell of the Spirit of the Gorge’s legend: according to this legent, there is a spirit who lives in the depths of the valley!
The path is circular and both sides meet again at the entrance of Mittenwald, where there is a waterfall about 23m height (when we were there it was closed due to snow and we couldn’t visit it; admission fee).
The attraction is closed during the winter and can be closed at any time for security reasons.
Not suitable for people with severe locomotor problems, children’s strollers or baby carriages and people who suffer from vertigo. Access is prohibited to dogs and bicycles.
I recommend the use of hiking boots or sneakers.
Here their website: http://www.leutascher-geisterklamm.at
On the way back we’ve stopped in Mittenwald for a half-day visit. The village is delightful.