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Bärenschützklamm

Pernegg

The Bärenschützklamm is currently closed!

The Bärenschützklamm is one of the most beautiful water-bearing rock gorges in Austria. A hike between untamed waterfalls and rugged cliffs is an impressive experience for every hiker. You can hike the Bärenschützklamm in several ways - the shortest tour is 4 hours. The starting point of the circular hike is in Mixnitz, you can also continue to the Teichalm. Impressive photo points and viewing platforms can be found along the way.

ATTENTION: After severe rockfalls in 2020, the Bärenschützklamm will remain closed due to construction work and safety improvements. The gorge is not expected to be open to visitors again until may 2024.

The start of the hike through the Bärenschützklamm is Mixnitz. Visitor parking spaces as well as bus parking spaces (Mixnitz train station) are available. From Mixnitz you walk about 1.5 hours to the official gorge entrance (entrance house). Then the Bärenschützklamm starts with the spectacular footbridges, ladders and through the rocks.

  • Length of ascent: 1.4 km
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 700 m (from Bräunermühle to GH Guter Hirte)
  • with 109 bridges and 51 wooden ladders

The gorge is very demanding, so it is not possible to walk with dogs and small children.

There are several hiking options for the Bärenschützklamm:

  • through the Bärenschützklamm to "Zum guten Hirten" and back down the Prügelweg to the Mixnitz car park (approx. 4.5 hours)
  • through the Bärenschützklamm, up to Schüsserlbrunn, back to "Zum guten Hirten" and via the Prügelweg back to the Mixnitz car park (approx. 6 hours)
  • through the Bärenschützklamm to the Teichalm: up the Bärenschützklam to "Zum Guten Hirten" and along the Mixnitzbach to the Teichalm, the same way back to the Mixnitz car park or pick-up from the Teichalm or by taxi back to Mixnitz. (approx. 4 hours without going back)
  • From the Hochlantsch down to Breitenau: ascent via the Bärenschützklamm to the "Styrian Jockl" (or up to the Hochlantsch summit) and then the descent down to Breitenau (approx. 6 or 7 hours)

Attention: The Bärenschützklamm is in regular operation opened from May 1st to October 31st, every day when the weather is nice. The gorge is closed in the winter months, entry is prohibited and life-threatening!

Take advantage of the opportunity and travel by public transport.

Contact

Bärenschützklamm
Bärenschütz Weg 40
8131 Mixnitz

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