Gilfenklamm Gorge

The Cascate di Stanghe or Gilfenklamm Gorge is a unique natural highlight only a stone’s throw from Vipiteno in Alta Valle Isarco.

If you follow the trail from the village of Stanghe near Racines along the Racines stream, you reach a small gorge, the so-called Cascate di Stanghe or Gilfenklamm Gorge. It was opened in 1896 and was named two years later “Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Klamm”, after Franz Joseph I of Austria.

On an established trail you can walk across this charming and breathtaking canyon with its waterfalls cascading into the depth. During its course, the initially small Racines stream river turns into a roaring river which has been carving its way through the marble walls for centuries. Experience the forces of nature and the uniqueness of this fabulous natural monument from early May to early November.

Access: Stanghe (Racines)
Exit: Pontegiovo
Lenght: about 2.5 km
Open: from the beginning of May to the beginning of November from 9 am to 5 pm (in high summer until 6 pm)
Walking time: about 1 hour (ascent), 45 minutes (back)
Altitude difference: 175 m
Entrance fee: adults 4.00 Euros, children 2.00 Euros

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Ratschingserhof

    Hotel Ratschingserhof

  2. Hotel Pulvererhof

    Hotel Pulvererhof

  3. Tonnerhof


  4. Hotel Almina

    Hotel Almina

  5. Melcherhof


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