Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge in Spital am Pyhrn

Spital am Pyhrn, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

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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 the falling water in the longest gorge in Upper Austria with a length of over 1.5 km from the ticket office and 2.7 km from parking lot 2 as well as 500 wooden and stone steps. The gorge is also the starting point for the approx. 5-hour 3-hut hike (Bosruckhütte, Rohrauerhaus and 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.

May 1st to October 31st Weekdays: 7.30am - 6pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 7.00 am - 6.00 pm.

From November 1st to the end of April the winter closure applies and the gorge is closed!


655 m

Accessibility / arrival

Parking Dr. Vogelgesang gorge in the district of Grünau in Spital am Pyhrn.

ATTENTION: Drive off the motorway exit without navigation - this usually leads you wrong to the gorge!

On the A9, the Pyhrnautobahn take the exit Spital am Pyhrn and turn left. You drive through the village of Spital am Pyhrn. 100 meters after the end of the village (just before the panoramic indoor pool), turn right into Sandstraße and follow the signs to the district of Grünau (about 2km) along the Trattenbach stream.

Or via the B138 from Windischgarsten in the direction of Spital am Pyhrn, after the panoramic indoor swimming pool turn left into the Sandstraße and follow the signs along the Trattenbach to the district of Grünau (about 2km).

Public transport:
With the ÖBB-Postbus (line 911) or with the Postbus (line 430) to the bus station Spital am Pyhrn Hauptplatz - walking time to the gorge entrance approx. 30 min

Parking fees
The parking ticket for the starting point of this tour and all other information is available easily and digitally at

  • Parking space: 150
  • Bus parking space: 3
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Shop
General price information

Gorge Maintenance Fee:

  • Adults: € 5,70
  • Kids 6-15 years: € 3,80
Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    Children 6 to 15 Birthday € 3.80
  • Student groups with school class
    School groups until the 15th birthday (10 persons) € 3,20
  • Handicapped
    with ID: € 4,80
  • Families
    Children only pay € 3.20 if they are accompanied by at least one fully paying adult and show their family card
  • Groups
    Groups from 20 pers.: € 5,10
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
    free entrance as often as you like
  • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
    free entrance as often as you like
  • Family Card OÖ
    Children only pay € 3.20 if they are accompanied by at least one fully paying adult and show their family card…
  • Holiday coupon Pyhrn-Priel
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Other special suitabilities

In wet weather the wooden steps are slippery.
Wooden footbridges and wooden steps that are open at the back run through the gorge. Many small children manage to hike through the gorge, but for some it is too much.
Dogs are allowed in the gorge, but keep in mind that the steps are open at the back and this is a big problem for many dogs.

Not suitable for wheelchairs. The property is not compliant with Austria's ÖNORM legal standard.


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

Phone +43 664 4970135
mobile +43 7563 249
Fax machine +43 7563 249 - 20

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Contact person

Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm
Grünau 10
4582 Spital am Pyhrn

Phone +43 664 4970135
mobile +43 7563 249
Fax machine +43 7563 249 - 20

Legal contact information

Gemeinde Spital am Pyhrn
AT-4582 Spital am Pyhrn

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