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Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge in Spital am Pyhrn

Spital am Pyhrn, Oberösterreich, Österreich

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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.

end of april/beginning of may - end of October on weekdays: 7.30 am – 6.00 pm on weekends and public holidays: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm

  • opened daily


655 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car:
A9 direction Graz, Exit Spital am Pyhrn, through the village centre, turn right in front of the indoor pool or take the B138 from Windischgarsten, turn left after the indor pool – continue along the Trattenbach stream until you get to Grünau – parking areas – see signs.

by public transport:
take the ÖBB-Postbus (Route 911) or the Postbus (Route 430) to bus stop Spital am Pyhrn Hauptplatz (main square) – walking time to gorge entrance approx. 30 min.

  • Parking space: 200
Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
General price information

Gorge Maintenance Fee:

  • Adults: € 4,70
  • Kids 6-15 years: € 3,10
Payment methods
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    Children 6 to 15 Birthday € 3.10
  • Student groups with school class
    School groups until the 15th birthday (10 persons) € 2.60
  • Families
    Family ticket: Upon entering, accompanied by at least one adult paying full price and show the family card, pay child € 2,60

    Family plan: children pay with two full paying adults € 2,60
  • Groups
    Groups from 20 pers.: € 4,20
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Holiday coupon Pyhrn-Priel
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge in Spital am Pyhrn
Grünau 10
4582 Spital am Pyhrn

+43 664 4970135
+43 7563 24999
+43 7563 249 - 20

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