ENTRANCE & PRICES

 

Adult: € 7,00

Child (under 16): € 4,00

 

Groups (from 15 persons):

€ 6,00/adult and € 3,00/child

Free admission with Kärnten Card or Nationalpark Kärnten Card!

Breath-taking and spectacular - Zechnerfall Waterfall with viewing platform
Breath-taking and spectacular - Zechnerfall Waterfall with viewing platform

THE HIKE

The eponymous Groppenstein Castle keeps guard high above the Groppensteinschlucht Gorge. Resting impressively at the entrance to the gorge, the wise head with the five senses invites visitors to enjoy the trail with al their senses. After a short distance, the trail leads to the smaller Raufenfall Waterfall and crystal clear patholes. Mother Nature demonstrates her concentrated power and beauty at the Groppenstein Waterfall. An elaborated wood and stell construction is mounted directly to steep rock faces and guarantees a pleasant  ascent - dizzy views down included. Viewing platform Zechnerfall Waterfall. Enjoy the clear, enriched air near the waterfalls.

WALKING TIME

approx. 1.5 hours from the starting point Mautturm to the exit point at the end of the gorge.

 

TRAIL CONDITIONS

  • 1.5h walking time / 2.5km length / 230 m difference in altitude
  • characteristics: medium
  • surefootedness and sturdy shoes required

OPENING HOURS 2021

 

08/05 - 30/05: daily 9 am- 4 pm

31/05 - 12/09: daily 9 am- 5 pm

13/09 - 10/10: daily 9 am- 4 pm

11/10 - 31/10: depending on the weather

 

The gorge is closed in case of bad weather (rain).

 

 

ARRIVAL

by car: B106 Obervellach/Raufen - enough parking lots. 

by train/bus: from the train station Mallnitz/Obervellach by bus to the station Raufen.

 

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Tip:

Continue your hike through the Gorge to the Almgasthof Himmelbauer and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the Mölltal Valley form the terrace. Additional walking time approx. 1 h.