With a total length of around 17 kilometers, the "Große and Kleine Raabklamm" form the longest gorge in Austria. The gorge is the ideal hiking area for young and old, especially with children, and offers a breathtaking world of flora and fauna.
The Raabklamm circular route starts in Arzberg (town center) and is approx. 12 kilometers long and takes approx. 5 hours.
The "Große Raabklamm" has been designated a nature reserve or Natura 2000 area because of its special need for protection with regard to the biodiversity of the flora and fauna.
The natural and hiking paradise Raabklamm is located near the district capital Weiz and borders the “Almenland Nature Park” in Arzberg. Experience the natural beauties of the Raabklamm in a special way. With a bit of luck you can admire the dipper, gray heron and black stork eating along the Raab river.
The Raabklamm circular route starts in the center of Arzberg (parking spaces available).
After the hike you can stop in Arzberg, either at the Kirchenwirt or at the nearby Gasthaus Sperl - Grillwirt. The hike could be combined with a visit to the Arzberg silver mine, the Almenland Stollenkäse or the Moarhofhechtl.
The Raabklamm can be climbed all year round.
The recommendation for a nice hike through the gorge would be May - October.
It should be noted that the hike is a little more difficult in the winter months as there are some steps, ladders or bridges to climb. These can be icy or dirty. The path is next to the river, partly also in the forest - so the hike could get a bit wet and dirty.
There is no entry or maintenance fee to be paid.