Temporarily closed!

DANGER:
The Bärenschützklamm is closed after serious rock falls. The gorge will remain closed until further notice. Entering the closed gorge is prohibited and life-threatening!

The Bärenschützklamm is expected to reopen at the beginning of May 2024.

Between rugged rocks and waterfalls

The Bärenschützklamm is one of the most beautiful water-bearing gorges in Austria and offers an impressive experience for all hikers. It has been a natural monument since 1978. Limestone walls up to 300 meters high surround the gorge and the waterfalls, 164 bridges and ladders with a total of 2,500 wooden rungs were painstakingly installed and offer a breathtaking hiking experience.

More about the natural jewel

Probably the most spectacular hike in the Almenland!

Die wichtigsten Punkte:

Opening hours:
The gorge is open from autumn 2023 from May 1st to October 31st, only in good weather, daily from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. That means you have to go through the gorge entrance by 4 p.m. No registration is required.

Gorge Conservation Fees:

  • Adults: € 5.00
  • Adult ÖAV members: € 4.00
  • Young people from 6 to 16 years: € 3.50

 
Getting there:
By public transport:

  • Mixnitz Bärenschützklamm station
  • SAM shared taxi East Styria, bus stop BM3516 (Barenschützklamm car park) or bus stop BM3514 (Mixnitz train station)
  • Line bus no. 167

By car

  • Mixnitz-Bärenschützklamm train station car park
  • Bärenschützklamm car park

Walking time from Mixnitz train station to the Grassauer snack bar approx. 20 minutes. Further walking time from the Grassauer snack station to the official entrance to the gorge is approx. 1 hour.

Children & Dogs:
Children are very welcome in the Bärenschützklamm. However, the entire hike is very demanding and also dangerous for small children in some places. Parents or accompanying persons are responsible! Walking the gorge with dogs is not possible.

Hiking details

There are several ways to hike the Bärenschützklamm:

  • through the Bärenschützklamm gorge to "The Good Hirten" and the Prügelweg back down to the Mixnitz car park (approx. 4 - 5 hours)
     
  • Bärenschützklamm to the Teichalm: up the Bärenschützklam to "Zum Guten Hirten" and along the Mixnitzbach to the Teichalm, the same way back to the "Guten Hirten" and then the Prügelweg back to the Mixnitz car park. Pick-up from the Teichalm or by taxi back to Mixnitz. (approx. 4 hours one way, without return)
     
  • Through the Bärenschützklamm to Breitenau: Through the gorge to the "Steirischer Jockl" (or up to the Hochlantsch summit) and then the descent down to Breitenau (approx. 4.5 hours)
     
  • Up to Schüsserlbrunn: through the gorge, up to Schüsserlbrunn, back "to the good shepherd" and via the Prügelweg back to the Mixnitz car park (approx. 6 hours)
     
  • Bärenschützklamm incl. Hochlantsch & Teichalm: through the gorge, further up to Schüsserlbrunn and the Hochlantsch summit. Down to the Teichalm, along the Mixnitzbach back to the "Good Hirten" and the Prügelweg back to Mixnitz. (about 9 hours)

Attention: through the Bärenschützklamm there is a "one-way system". Return is made on the so-called "Prügelweg".

Through the Bärenschützklamm gorge, you climb over 109 bridges and 51 wooden ladders to the rest stop at "The Good Hirten". Here you can turn around for the first time and go back along the "Prügelweg". However, you can extend the hike, for example to the panoramic "Steirischer Jockl" and to the wooden pilgrimage church "Maria Schüsserlbrunn", which picturesquely clings to the rock.

Further up to the Hochlantsch summit. At 1,720 m, the Hochlantsch is the highest point in the Graz mountains. It goes down to the lovely Teichalm with the lake and the high moor. The way back leads along the Mixnitzbach back to Mixnitz - or you can be picked up by bus or taxi at the Teichalm.

Pro české hosty Bärenschützklamm jsme shrnuli všechny důležité informace o túře, občerstvovacích zastávkách a výletních cílech v oblasti v češtině. 

Bärenschützklamm je v současné době uzavřena a její znovuotevření se očekává až v roce 2023.

K překladu

A Bärenschützklamm magyar vendégeink számára a túrával, a frissítőállomásokkal és a környékbeli kirándulóhelyekkel kapcsolatos minden fontos információt magyar nyelven foglaltunk össze.

A Bärenschützklamm jelenleg zárva van, és várhatóan csak 2023-ban nyitják meg újra.

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