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Starzlach gorge (Starzlachklamm)

Natural Monument · Allgäu
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  • Hiking through the gorge "Starzlachklamm"
    / Hiking through the gorge "Starzlachklamm"
    Photo: Christa Fredlmeier, Allgäu GmbH
  • / Waterfall at the entrance of the gorge
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Rock walls in the Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Rock walls in the Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Sonja Kamath, Stadt Sonthofen
  • / Waterfall at the Klammhütte
    Photo: Sonja Kamath, Stadt Sonthofen
  • / Starzlachklamm during winter
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Starzlachklamm during winter
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Starzlachklamm during winter
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors

The Starzlachklamm is a gorge located near the Sonthofen district of Winkel. It was formed over several thousand years by the mountain stream of the same name. 
The source of the stream is located nearby - between Grünten and Wertacher Hörnle on 1070 m and makes its way through the picturesque gorge down to the valley. It is accompanied by several smaller streams and waterfalls. The gorge is pleasantly cool during summer, while the water turns into bizarre ice sculptures in winter. 

The deep gorge is not only a result of erosions, but also of tectonic movement of the earth's crust. Scientists found calcerous shells in the rock walls of animals that lived in sea mud over 30 million years old – around the time the Alps were shaped. The gorge, which highest waterfall is 9 m high, was once difficult to access. Since 1932 wooden bridges, steps and runnels opened the gorge up to the public. During winter the gorge is accessible at one's own risk and only with appropriate equipment. 

Opening hours

April – November (depending on the weather conditions)

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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
5.1 km
1:51 h
260 m
280 m
3.7 km
2:00 h
251 m
239 m
5.6 km
2:00 h
290 m
290 m
33.3 km
3:30 h
550 m
550 m
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Starzlach gorge (Starzlachklamm)

Winkel 
87527 Sonthofen
Phone 08321 615291

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September 07, 2016
easy
5.1 km
1:51 h
260 m
280 m
Für das Outdoor-Programm im Rahmen des Outdooractive Congress 2016 haben wir diese Tour ausgewählt. Wir wandern durch die Starzlachklamm, eines der ...
by Tabea Götze,   Outdooractive Editors
Winter Hiking · Allgäu

Durch die winterliche Starzlachklamm

February 09, 2015
moderate
3.7 km
2:00 h
251 m
239 m
Eine grandiose Wintertour durch eine eisige Klamm für Wanderer mit Trittsicherheit und alpiner Erfahrung - Begehung auf eigene Gefahr.
4
by Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Editors
Hikes · Allgäu

Klamm und Knappen

April 30, 2012
easy
5.6 km
2:00 h
290 m
290 m
Wanderung durch eine enge Schlucht mit tosenden Wasserfällen zu einem Museumsdorf, in dem sich alles ums Thema Erz dreht
8
by Viktoria Specht,   ADAC Wanderführer
Bike Riding · Allgäu

Dörfer-Radrunde Sonthofen

March 08, 2018
moderate
33.3 km
3:30 h
550 m
550 m
Die aussichtsreiche Radrunde führt zu den schönsten Ecken rund um Sonthofen.
by Sabrina Lindenthal,   Stadt Sonthofen
February 19, 2014
difficult Stage 8
17.2 km
7:00 h
1043 m
1098 m
by Christa Fredlmeier,   Allgäu GmbH Leitprodukte
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