Search
Bestätigung

Die Aktivität »Raftingtour« wurde zu deiner Wunschliste hinzugefügt.

Wasserfall Gesäuse

Wasserlochklamm Gorge

Wasserlochklamm Gorge

Near Palfau you can find the Wasserloch Mystery. Go on a hike through the gorge with its suspension bridge, waterfalls and splendid views, and the prospect of culinary treats! They call it a mystery, because a sump lake pours out into the depths of the gorge in unpredictable and unregular intervals.

The hike begins by crossing the suspension bridge leading over the emerald green Salza River. Those who dare to look down can catch a glimpse of the colourful helmets of the kayakers and rafting groups. Continue on your way and the gorge will soon pull you in. The sturdy wooden stairs up the climb to the Wasserloch allow even families with children to live this experience.

Like a duck takes to water.

On this excursion the water is your constant companion. First, be in awe of the flamboyant Salza River, then let the five roaring waterfalls along the way take you in (one of them has an impressive dropping height of 37m!). Finally, arrive at the unpredictable Wasserloch Mystery, a karst spring that is sure to mystify any onlooker. Where does the water come from and when will it appear again?

Hungry!

After the experience at the Wasserlochklamm you have earned yourself a snack. Thankfully the tavern Wasserlochschenke offers just that. Choose between the best baked potatoes in the area or indulge in a delicious waffle while sitting on a comfy bench, watching the rafting boats pass by. You might even suddenly feel hungry again – hungry for going rafting yourself! We’ve heard it has happened more than once…

The Wasserlochklamm Gorge is part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

Share this article

More activities nearby

Highlights from Gesäuse

The Salza River and its valley – a natural treasure
Großreifling / Landl / Palfau

Whitewater Happiness

Whitewater Happiness

Steep canyons, impressive rock formations and colourful vegetation – this is what the backdrop of the Salza River looks like, as the water noisily meanders through the natural landscape and the famous conglomerate ravine. The best way to get to know this emerald-green beauty is to get into a raft or kayak and learn how to use those paddles. Enjoy an exciting adventure on one of the last wild rivers in Europe.

Bookmark activity
Archery Trail
Palfau

Archery Trail

Archery Trail

We’re back at Eschau Inn because in just a short 5-minute walk from there you will arrive at the starting point of the Archery Club Salzatal’s archery trails. Choose from three different trails. The shortest one will keep you busy for 1 hour and the longest one for 4 hours, although how long it takes also depends on how often you miss the 3D animal figures. The equipment can be rented on the spot and you also receive some brief training.

Bookmark activity
Buchstein Tour
Johnsbach / Palfau / St. Gallen

Buchstein Tour

Buchstein Tour

If you want to see Buchstein Peak from all angles and enjoy many splendid views along the way, then the Buchstein Tour is for you. Three days mountain biking, traditional restaurants and inns for staying the night and many panoramic views are guaranteed. If you don’t want to organise the tour by yourself, save yourself some time and book the package that is put together by locals.

Bookmark activity
Naturfreundehütte Lodge
Palfau

Naturfreundehütte Lodge

Naturfreundehütte Lodge

One lodge, two names and amazing views.

Whether you call this one Naturfreundehütte Lodge or Bergbauern-Lackneralm Lodge, it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that at weekends you can stop at the lodge and enjoy both delicious meals and the view over Palfau, the Salzatal Valley and the Gesäuse Mountains. Hikers come by in order to climb Gamsstein Peak, while mountain bikers like to stop at the lodge for a well-deserved break while on the Buchstein Tour. In short: a beautiful destination for nature and mountain lovers alike.

Bookmark activity
Schwärzerweg Trail
Landl / Palfau

Schwärzerweg Trail

Schwärzerweg Trail

Bookmark activity
Kraushöhle Cave
Gams
(9 km away)

Kraushöhle Cave

Kraushöhle Cave

It’s what's on the inside that counts.

Become a cave explorer for a day – at Kraushöhle Cave! On a hot summer’s day, the cool climate inside the cave is particularly pleasant. Equipped with a jacket and a flashlight you will be following the footsteps of the great speleologist Franz Kraus. Passing the heavy, green gate you will soon discover a dark world. The tour not only opens up your eyes and ears, but is also sure to stimulate your imagination with all it's mystical figures and formations.

Bookmark activity
GeoWerkstatt Workshop Gams
Gams
(9 km away)

GeoWerkstatt Workshop Gams

GeoWerkstatt Workshop Gams

Geology is for crafting.

Man glaubt es kaum, aber mit der Geologie kann man ganz schön viel Spaß haben. Das merken Alt und Jung vor allem in der GeoWerkstatt, wo man dem Namen gemäß selbst Hand anlegen und aus Steinen, die man vorher gefunden hat, wunderschönen Schmuck oder andere Souvenirs anfertigen kann. Bei einem Workshop lernt man spielerisch, was sich vor Millionen von Jahren hier wohl zugetragen haben muss.

Bookmark activity
Nothklamm Gorge
Gams
(9 km away)

Nothklamm Gorge

Nothklamm Gorge

For hot summer days.

The wooden walkway, spanning a total length of 700 metres, takes you floating through the gorge that the roaring Gamsbach Creek has created here. As you go over stairs and bridges you will encounter dripping as well as raging waters. As the gorge is easily accessible from Gams it is a perfect option for those hot summer days when the temperatures are elevated. Make sure to pay close attention, maybe you’ll get lucky and even find a fossil from times gone by.

Bookmark activity
Show more activities