Useful Information

Location: Palfau
Open: 05-APR to OCT daily 9-sunset.
Summer School Holidays 8-sunset.
Fee: Gorge: free.
Klammwanderung: Adults EUR 6.80, Children (6-15) EUR 4, Children (0-5) free, Family (2+2) EUR 17.
Groups: every 11th visitor free.
Kombiticket Nothklamm/Wasserlochklamm: Adults EUR 10, Children (6-15) EUR 6, Children (0-5) free, Family (2+2) EUR 26.
Classification: GorgeGorge KarstKarst Spring
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=900 m, VR=350 m.
Guided tours: self guided, D=2.5h
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: ÖAV (2005): Palfauer Wasserlochklamm, In: Der Gebirgsfreund, Jg. 116/Sommer.
Address: GeoRama, Gams bei Hieflau 145, 8922 Gams bei Hieflau, Tel: +43-3633-2201-50. E-mail:
Wasserlochklamm, A-8923 Palfau 69, Tel: +43-3633-2201-51. E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.


1986-1992 trail built.
2008 outlook erected.


The Wasserlochklamm is a rather young venture, it was developed from 1986 to 1992 by the town Palfau. Most other gorges in Austria were developed more than a century ago. The gorge starts with a 65 m long bridge, followed by numerous stairs, wooden bridges and elevated trails. The five waterfalls have a total height of 152 m and at the end is a huge karst spring from which the river emerges.