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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

  • Wed 05 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 06 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 07 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 08 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 10 Oct 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 11 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2022 (05/10/2022 - 06/30/2022)

  • 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

Summer 2022 (07/01/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • 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

Autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 11/06/2022)

  • 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

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (14-18 years)
€ 4.50 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 3.00 children (6-13 years)

family offer: free admission for 1 child with 2 paying adults

free for children under 6 years

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Winter closing from early November to early May (depending on the weather conditions).

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