Dr. Vogelgesang Gorge


Important details
The Dr. Vogelsang Gorge is only open in good weather on Saturday, April 19, 2014 again! Full summer operation from May 1 !!!

A wild romantic gorge with a doctor’s title – the LONGEST GORGE IN UPPER AUSTRIA & THE SECOND LONGEST GORGE IN AUSTRIA!

Experience the natural spectacle of rushing water in the longest gorge of Upper Austria with a total length of 1.5 km as well as 500 wood and stone steps. The gorge is also the starting point of a 5-hour alpine hut hike (Bosruckhütte, Rohrauerhaus und Hofalm).

The Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge is a welcome destination for all ages, from infant to old age. At the end you connect with the international long distance hiking trail (E 601 via alpina), from where you can embark on a beautiful and popular circular hiking path. To ease the tired bones, take a break and enjoy some local specialities at one of the the alpine huts Bosruckhütte, Rohrauerhaus or at the Hofalm before your descent to Spital am Pyhrn.

Dr. Moritz Vogelgesang was the local doctor at Spital am Pyhrn and also head of the local improvement club. His efforts to make the gorge accessible are the reason why it is named after him.
The word “Vogelgesang” also means bird song, the gorge is therefore often erroneously called bird song gorge.

The Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge was made partly accessible for the first time in the summer of 1906 for tourists. In 1908 the gorge was destroyed by floods. From 1926 – 1927 the entire gorge was made fully accessible by the municipality of Spital am Pyhrn by means of steps and footbridges fixed vertically into the rocks. The entire gorge can be climbed by approximately 500 steps. Every May the steps are inspected and maintained all summer long, to ensure that visitors can enjoy the water falls at no risk. In 2006 the gorge celebrated its one-hundred-year old existence.

Tour and route information

Starting place: 4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Starting point: Parking Dr. Vogelsang Gorge in Grünau district in Spital am Phyrn
Destination: 4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Destination: Bosruckhütte Spital am Pyhrn
Path number: 2
Difficulty:
easy
Panoramic view:
Dreamtour
Condition:
easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Length: 2.5 km
Metres of altitude: 314m
Lowest point: 724m
Highest point: 1044m

Paths covering:

Hiking trail

Most economical season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Criteria:

Along the trail

ÖAV Bosruckhütte


The Bosruck hut (1.036m above sea level) is a very popular excursion destination.

Grünau 31, 4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Tel.: +43 (7563) 666
Email: info@bosruckhuette.at
Web: www.bosruckhuette.at

Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge in Spital am Pyhrn


A wild romantic gorge with a doctor’s title – the LONGEST GORGE IN UPPER AUSTRIA & THE SECOND LONGEST GORGE IN AUSTRIA!

Grünau 10, 4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Tel.: +43 (664) 4970135
Email: spital@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at/klamm

3 Hut Hike


At the gorge exit you get onto the Bosruckhüttenstraße (street leading to the alpine hut), where the signs of the international long distance trail nr. 601 are also positioned. The Bosruckhütte – 1.036 m is open from the beginning of May to the end of October and from Christmas to Easter.

4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Tel.: +43 (7563) 249-99
Email: spital@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at

Grooming service


Altitude profile

Altitude profile: Dr. Vogelgesang Gorge

Suitability

Suitable for groups
Suitable for schools
Suitable for single travelers

Other special suitabilities:
Open from 1 May to October
on Weekdays 7.30 bis 18.00 clock clock
on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 7.00 bis 18.00 clock clock

Prices

General price information:


Gorge Maintenance Fee: Adults: € 3,50

Discounts

Discounts (Age-related/Groups):

  • Children
    Kids (6-15 years): € 2,00
  • Families
  • Groups
    Groups (from 20 pers.): € 3,00

Discounts (Memberships):

Pyhrn-Priel AktivCard
Free Entrance with:Pyhrn-Priel ActiveCard and Pyhrn-Priel SeasonCard

Payment methods


  • Cash

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Gastronomy

ÖAV Bosruckhütte

Grünau 31
4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Phone:
+43 (7563) 666
E-Mail:
Web:

Attractions / Infrastructure

Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge in Spital am Pyhrn

Grünau 10
4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Phone:
+43 (664) 4970135
E-Mail:
Web:

Tours

Supply lane to the Bosruckhütte

Spital am Pyhrn
Summer and winter, hike from Spital am Pyhrn along the road to the Bosruckhütte!

3 Hut Hike

Spital am Pyhrn
At the gorge exit you get onto the Bosruckhüttenstraße (street leading to the alpine hut), where the signs of the international long distance trail nr. 601 are also positioned. ...

Locations

Spital am Pyhrn

District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
Web:

Contact


Pyhrn-Priel Tourismus GmbH


Phone:
+43 7563 249 - 99
mobile:
+43 664 4970135
Fax machine:
+43 7563 249 - 20
Email:
Web:


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Accessibility/arrival


On the A9, the Pyhrnautobahn take the exit Spital am Pyhrn and go through the entire urban area of Spital am Pyhrn. 100 meters behind the town (just before the panoramic indoor pool), turn right into the sand road.

From here follow the signs to 2 km up to the parking lot of the Dr. Vogelsang Gorge in the village of Grunau.

Wanderweg

Dr. Vogelgesang Gorge

Spital am Pyhrn

Duration: 1.5 h

Length: 2.5 km

Metres of altitude: 314m

Difficulty:

Panoramic view:

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