Hike through the Leutasch Ghost Gorge

(round trip),

The Leutasch "Ghost Gorge" in Mittenwald is one of the most popular attractions in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region. With large waterfalls, blue pools and deep chasms, a hike through the Leutasch Ghost Gorge will inspire children and adults alike. Particularly captivating are the two bridges which lead over the gorge and offer breathtaking vantage points.

Highlights of the tour

  • Panoramabrücke and Höllbrücke bridges in the Leutasch Ghost Gorge
  • Numerous stations for children to play and learn
  • Waterfall climb with 22 meter-high waterfall

Tour description

Probably the most popular attraction in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region – the Leutasch Ghost Gorge – near Mittenwald. This fascinating tour starts at the large bridge on the Isar river on Innsbrucker Straße. Following the forest road along the Leutascher Ache river to the entrance of the Leutasch Ghost Gorge (gorge kiosk), the short ascent through the forest begins. After just a short while, hikers can gaze into the depths of the Leutasch gorge – from the Panorama bridge. This crosses the gorge at about 40 meters high and offers unparalleled views. The gorge walkways lead further into the gorge, to where you can cross the gorge on the "Höllbrücke." Various stations on the gorge walkways explain interesting facts about the creation of the Leutasch gorge. On the opposite side, a maintained hiking trail leads to the Gletscherschliff alpine tavern, where you can stop for refreshments. Hikers then follow the forest road which leads back to the entrance to the gorge and on into the center of town.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • "Gletscherschliff" alpine tavern
  • Restaurants in Mittenwald
  • Gorge kiosk at the entrance of the Leutasch gorge

Trail numbers

  • 800

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
A must for visitors to the Leutasch Ghost Gorge – a visit to the notable Klammsteg trail. This spectacular path leads just a few meters above the rushing body of water, deep into the gorge. At the end of the approx. 200 meter-long climb, a special feature of the gorge awaits: a 22 meter-high waterfall, which can only be seen from here.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot P2 at Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (fee required)
Best time of year
  • Open from May to November
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 01.08.2019 14:15:00

tour data

  • Duration: 01:22 h
  • Distance: 4,0 km
  • Altitude: 183 m
  • Difficulty:Easy


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