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Stanghe Gorge near Vipiteno

The Stanghe or Gilfenklamm Gorge is a unique natural highlight only a stone’s throw from Vipiteno in the Upper Valle Isarco

If you follow the trail from the hamlet of Stanghe near Racines in the Upper Valle Isarco along the Rio Racines brook, you reach a small gorge, the Stanghe Gorge - "Gilfenklamm" in German, "Gola di Stanghe" in Italian. It was opened in 1896 and was named two years later "Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Klamm", after Franz Joseph I of Austria. A small commemorative plaque reminds this fact.

On an established 2.5 km long trail you can walk across this charming and breathtaking canyon with its waterfalls cascading into the depth. During its course, the initially small Rio Racines brook turns into a roaring river which has been carving its way through the marble walls for centuries. Experience the forces of nature during the 1-hour walk and the uniqueness of this fabulous natural monument from early May to early November.

Here in the Val Racines valley, marble has been successfully quarried for a long time - the Stanghe Gorge dug 15 metres deep into the relatively soft marble. At several places it shows its pure white colour, whereas in others it shines in green shades. Did you know that part of the marble of the Court Church Innsbruck with its famous "Black Men" comes from South Tyrol? Right from the Stanghe Gorge, the only marble gorge in Europe!

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 26 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (11/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 7.00 adults
€ 7.00 young people (14-18 years)
€ 6.50 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 5.00 children (6-13 years)

family offer:
1 child free with 2 paying adults

free for children under 6 years

More information

If possible, it is recommended to avoid the main visiting time (10 am to 12.30 noon time).

The Stanghe Gorge stays open every year from mid-May to early November, possible short-term changes depending on the weather situation. Winter closure from November to May.

Season start 2024 on May 11.

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