Sigmund Thun Gorge

A beautiful Klamm and an impressive waterfall

Sigmund Thun Gorge

The sound of rushing water, beautiful waterfalls, wooden bridges, and a wonderful lake at the top. That is what you can expect from a visit to the Sigmund Thun Klamm. A Klamm or a Gorge can be described as a small trail with waterfalls through a little canyon. If you are near Kaprun or Zell am See and you have never done a similar gorge walk you should definitely see this one!
Special about this gorge is, that is has a one-way-up path with at the end a spectacular waterfall. You can extend the route by a walk around the Klammsee reservoir. You can reach this lake by hiking up (forest trail) to the top of the waterfall. Or you can decide to walk back to the parking area via an asphalt road.


This Gorge or Klamm runs 320 m long and measures 32 m at its deepest.

14.000 Years ago, the Kaprun valley was covered with ice of a glacier. When the glacier started to melt, it formed the gorge and the Klammsee.

Already in 1893, the Klamm was open for tourism, and in 1934 the gorge was declared as a natural monument.

This short activity is perfect for kids. They will love the sound of the water rushing through the narrow sections of the gorges. the impressive waterfalls and the wooden steps.



6,00 Euro


3,00 Euro


30 – 60 minutes

Good for

Families | Groups | Couples

Opening hours

Open from May to October. Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Opening hours


At the ticket office

Admission discount

With a guest card you will get a discount on the admission fee.

Free admission with the Summer Card.

Free admission with the Salzburgerland Card.




(small dogs can be carried, because of the many steps)

Extra tips

This Gorge is closing down in winter.

The path to the entrance of the Klam may not be visible due to the parked cars along the road. Look out for the vertical signpost - see the image in the gallery ;)

The museum next to the ticket office is worth a visit too. It is an interesting small exhibition about the power plant (it is easier to visit this before you enter the Gorge, because the road back down will lead you to the main road).

What we love

Gorge at night:

Every Monday from 6 July to 7 September (2020) at 8 pm, there is a very special night show at the Sigmund Thun Gorge. The rocks and the hiking path will be illuminated and there will be a walk back with torches/light sticks.
More information:
Gorge Light impressions & Prices and more information


How to get there

Public transport:
If you are traveling by bus, you can take easily the 660 bus from Zell am See or Kaprun. It stops close to the entrance of the Klamm.


There are plenty of free parking spaces close to the entrance.

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