Walking and hiking tours
Difficulty: medium

Discovering the Tiefenbach Gorge Hike

Admire natures water forces on the hike along the Brandenberg Stream. In days long gone by logs used to be transported along the stream. 

Length 6.02 km
Duration 3:00 h
400 hm
20 hm
This hike leads on the well-secured Triftsteig through the impressive Tiefenbachklamm gorge in Brandenberg. The tour is highly recommended especially on hot days. On this hike you cross the Brandenberger Ache 3 times in total until you reach the snack station "Jausenstation Tiefenbachklamm" after about 1.5 hours. After a small refreshment you will go uphill to the village centre of Brandenberg and take the bus back to Kramsach.

Tip: This tour is also offered with a guide

  • Day: Tuesday
  • Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. Sport Ossi, Wittberg 105
  • When: end of May - end of October
  • Time required:  3,5 hours, walking time: 2 hours
  • Minimum participants: 3 persons (max 9 persons)
  • Where to get food and drinks: Jausenstation Tiefenbachklamm, Gasthof Ascherwirt or Hotel Neuwirt
  • Registrations taken until Monday 9:00 a.m. the day prior to the hike:

+43 5337 21 200 20 or 

Free of charge with the Alpbachtal Card!

Additional information

Regiobus Alpbachtal

Gorges in the Alpbachtal holiday region

Author’s recommendation

This tour is especially recommended on hot summer days!

The trips with the Regiobus are included in the Alpbachtal Card!


Alpbachtal Tourismus

Safety guidelines

Never leave your children unattended in the gorge! With children and in rainy weather special care is required!

More suitable gorge tours with young children:

In winter the gorges are closed!


The entrance to the gorge is approx. 4 km after the Sonnwendjochbergbahn (defunct chairlift)/Sport Ossi. Depending on the participants the 4 km are either walked or can be covered with transfer buses.

The beginning of the well secured walk leads alongside the stream through woodland and narrows after a short stretch. For most of the walk the path (stone, gravel) leads high above the gushing Brandenberg River. The bizarre rock formations are awe-inspiring. After approx. 1,2 km one reaches the observation platform an ideal spot to take in the breath-taking views. Looking down into the gorge one can see the waters forcing themselves through the narrow rocks.

The path continues crossing the stream on three occasions. The end of the approx. 4 km long path leads to a meadow and to the Jausenstation Tiefenbachklamm.

From this point the route leads uphill along a narrow tarmacked road to Brandenberg (approx. 40 min). A bus brings hikers back to Kramsach. 

Stage tour
Rest stop
Family friendly
Max. Altitude 918
Start Sport Ossi or entrance to Tiefenbach Gorge
End Brandenberg
Public access A12, motorway exit Kramsach, towards Kramsach, take the first exit at the roundabout and turn immediately left,  at the next junction turn left to the defunct Sonnwendjochbergbahn and the car park
Public transport www.vvt.at Bus 611
Parking defunct Sonnwendjochbergbahn car park

Sturdy footwear and protective clothing 

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