Liechtenstein Gorge

Most impressive gorge in the Alps

Liechtenstein Gorge

The Liechtensteinklamm is open again after 3 years of construction work. One of the highlights is the new spiral staircase named the ‘Helix’. The Liechtenstein Gorge is one of the longest and most impressive gorges in the Alps. This is a perfect trip for the whole family. You will be impressed by the power of nature. Especially in the spring when there is a lot of meltwater that flows through the gorge. This is one of the main attractions in Salzburgerland and especially the Pongau region. The Liechtenstein gorge was made accessible for the general public since 1875 and since then, more than 10 million people have visited this spectacular place.


The hiking route is about 1,5 km. It is a well constructed and maintained path with wooden steps and bridges, the metal Helix staircase, and several tunnels. There is just one path and you can turn back at any time, but it is advised to take a look at the magnificent waterfall before you go back.



10,00 Euro


5,50 Euro


1 – 2 hours

Good for

Families | Groups | Couples

Opening hours

11.06.2020 until 30.09.2020 daily from 09am to 06pm. 01.10.2020 until 31.10.2020 daily from 09am to 04pm. Opening hours


Tickets can be bought on location at the cash desk.

Admission discount

If you have the SalzburgerLand Card you can pass the waiting line for the ticket office. You can open the gate with your card and no additional ticket is required. You can get a discount on the admission ticket with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card (guest card)


The gorge has steps and narrow walkways which make it unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies.


Dogs are permitted on a short leash and with a muzzle.

Extra tips

  • There can be a waiting line for the ticket office in high season, between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Good footwear is recommended because the wooden steps can be slippery.
  • Warm clothing can be needed because of the lower temperature and higher humidity inside the gorge.
  • Even if it is raining, this can be a spectacular excursion because there will be even more water running through the gorge.
  • There are two restaurants and a souvenir shop at the entrance/exit that offer local specialties.

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Liechtenstein Gorge

How to get there

Public transport:
From the city center of Sankt Johann in Pongau, you can take a bus to Plankenau. From there you need to walk to the entrance.
By car:
There is a walking path between the parking lots and the entrance (about 400 m). You will pass a toilet facility and a restaurant.


There are several large parking areas on the way to the Liechtenstein Gorge.

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