In the approx. 3 km long Almbachklamm, a unique natural spectacle is made accessible for you. A narrow path leads you, along the Almbach, past numerous waterfalls and rock formations through the gorge. The hiking trail in the gorge is secured by railings and wire ropes, but we recommend that you wear good hiking boots with a non-slip sole. So leave the flip-flops at home 😉
On or after a rainy day it can be slippery in the Almbachklamm gorge.
Almbach gorge in Marktschellenberg
The Almbachklamm gorge lies just outside Marktschellenberg, already on the way to Berchtesgaden.
There are several ways through the gorge.
Especially beautiful and therefore also our favourite is the path over the Ettenberg. The hike on this circular trail takes about 2 hours. You will experience a great combination of the Almbachklamm gorge with roaring water and a wonderful view of the Untersberg (the local mountain of Marktschellenberg).
At the top you can also treat yourself to something small to eat or a cold beer at the Messnerwirt as a reward. You should also take a look at the rococo style pilgrimage church!
The Almbachklamm gorge is definitely one of the most beautiful gorges in Germany and an absolute MUST DO for a holiday in Berchtesgaden!
It is one of the most famous gorges in Bavaria and rightly one of the most beautiful sights and things to do in Berchtesgaden.
Along the way you will also find boards with information about the flora and fauna of the Berchtesgadener Land as well as historical texts. In the past, for example, wood was brought down from the mountains into the valley through the Almbachklamm gorge.
Today the gorge is no longer used to transport wood, but is used purely for tourism.
Besides the Almbachklamm there are other gorges in and around Berchtesgaden. Some of them are on a safe path, others should only be entered by those who are experienced.
Almbach Gorge or Wimbach Gorge?
Anyone who spends their holidays in Berchtesgaden is probably faced with the question of Almbachklamm or Wimbachklamm. We say quite clearly - both! Both have that certain something, the Almbachklamm is a little more natural, but the Wimbachklamm is easier and you can still take a longer hike through the beautiful Wimbachtal.
Almbachklamm opening hours
The Almbachklamm is not open all year round. Please inform yourself about the opening hours of the Almbachklamm! Normally it is open from May to October, but after a hard winter it may be necessary to change the opening hours.
Where is the Almbach gorge?
From the Hotel Lampllehen you can start directly on foot. In about 20 minutes you will reach the entrance of the Almbach gorge. By car it takes about 2 minutes.