Useful Information

Location: Near Mixnitz. Between Bruck an der Mur and Graz. 90 minutes walk to the entrance of the gorge.
Open: MAY to OCT daily during daylight hours, except for bad weather conditions.
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children (6-16) EUR 2.
ÖAV Members: Adults EUR 2.60, Children (6-16) EUR 1.50.
Groups (30+): Adults EUR 2.60, School Pupils EUR 2.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Guided tours:  
Address: Bärenschützklamm, ÖAV - Mixnitz, Grazerstraße 10, A-8131 Mixnitz, Tel: +43-664-1009408, Fax: +43-3867-20097. E-mail: contact
Tourismusverband Pernegg - Mixnitz - Bärenschützklamm, Kirchdorf 16, 8132 Kirchdorf, Tel: 03867-804411, Fax: 03867-80444. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1907 first developed by the Grazer Alpenclub.
1948 Grazer Alpenclub united with ÖAV, gorge now maintained by the ÖAV Sektion Mixnitz.
1978 declared a Natural Monument.


Bärenschützklamm, Austria. Public Domain.
Bärenschützklamm, Austria. Public Domain.

The Bärenschützklamm is probably the most impressive and the best developed gorge in Styria. It is cut into 400 Ma old limestone and has 200 m to 300 m deep vertical walls. On the other hand it is not easy to visit it, as it requires a 1.5 hour ascent, then the trip to through the gorge and finally back the same way. Even if its faster going downslope, one should plan 5 hours for the whole trip. Because of this most visitors decide to make a day tour and climb one of the peaks above the gorge, for example the Hochlantsch, which is a vertical distance of 1,270 m from Mixnitz.