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The Ysperklamm, the gorge of the Ysper creek, is only two kilometers long, but it has 300m height difference. This is a lot of energy produced by the water when going down the rapids and cutting into the rock. The result is a gorge of impressive beauty. But this is not a slot canyon. its a steep and romantic valley with many rock formations.
The starting point for walks into the slot canyon is the restaurant Forellenhof, here is a parking lot, and the landlord will answer questions on the trail, the weather, or other trails in the area. The walk through the gorge must be made twice, as there is no alternative route. But the change of view will give you a totally different gorge on the way down.
There is a legend, that this magical place was once used by Celtic druids for meetings. The reason for this are rocks with strange forms and so-called Schalensteine, rocks with a cup like depression. All the rocks have names, most of them between kitschy and obscene.