“Follow the route of the water and you will find your own!” That doesn’t sound bad, does it? Just like the waterfalls in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the wonderful gorges and ravines are typical of the landscape in the Mittlere and Untere Mölltal area. No one gorge is like another and there is barely any other natural landscape that has so may ravines to offer than the Hohe Tauern National Park.
State-of-the-art jetties and paths …
… ensure that the ravines and gorges are accessible to everyone. Water shapes, water channels, water moves, water changes and water is healthy. Let water reveal its realm to you and make inroads into a strange, exciting realm of rocks and water that is under continual change. Head out on a journey through the loveliest gorges in the region.
Möllschlucht – incl. via ferrata
Located very close to the town of Heiligenblut, yet in spite of this, it is regarded as a hidden gorge. Thanks to the link with the breath-taking via ferrata, the Möllschlucht has become a magnet, attracting climbing fans. This is a particularly impressive via ferrata route with a boldly designed rope bridge with 420m steel cable, proceeding through which the raving that washes out of the Möll.
Raggaschlucht – the ravine of ravines
The Raggaschlucht is one very special feature and anyone who is honoured to visit the Hohe Tauern National Park, must see this natural spectacle. Where the Raggabach cleaves a way through the ravine with its wild roar, you won’t be able to hear a thing. The ravine is so narrow that at many points you can’t even see the sky. The path that links this natural wonder and makes it accessible is a sight in itself. But we have talked about it long enough – just come and see it!
Groppenstein- and Rabbisch Ravine – with all your senses
In this instance we have two ravines, both of which link the Mallnitz and Obervellach National Park areas and together make up the longest ravine trail in Carinthia. The “Sinnesschluchten”, as the Groppenstein and Rabbisch ravines are often called, inspires thanks to its romantic rockslide scenery and superb waterfalls, all in the shade of the picturesque Groppenstein Castle. After the long trail through bot ravines, the hiking bus take you back to the starting point.
Barbarossa ravine – a legendary history
Near Mühldorf in is the Raggaschlucht’s ‘little sister’, whose well-signposted route is not to be disregarded. Why the Barbarossa ravine? Emperor Friedrich I, known as Barbarossa, rested for a day in the ravine on the way back from one of his crusades. Weary from battle and from the long journey, he and his soldiers fell asleep, and it was then that the devil appeared to him. What then happened, can be experienced along this fairy-tale ravine trail, an attraction for all the family.
Ochsen ravine – unique wild river romance
At the Ochsen ravine the Feistritzbach emerges from the cliffs in the Gailtaler Alps into the light of day and creates an idyllic water landscape, one that is not quite like the standard ravines in the region. Nonetheless, plenty of scope for experiences in the natural surroundings await in this nature-oriented adventure realm – an exciting adventure playground for all ages. The strange buttes where, in the course of time unique flora and fauna have come about, are interesting.
Via ferrata route in Pirkner Klamm
Last but not least is a via ferrata route where for millions of years Pirkner Bach has ‘washed’ its way through the Gailtaler Alps. The ravine, with its deep gorges and waterfalls reveals quite clearly who is in charge here. The via ferrata route begins at the bottom of the valley and takes its conquerors over wonderful rope bridges and across a sporty route up to the Regenbogenfall, which gets its name from the fact that the incoming sunlight means that you can almost always see a rainbow.