Klammstraße 44, 6250 Kundl.
APR to mid-NOV daily.
Tourist Train: 17-MAY to mid-OCT daily 10-16, at the full hour.
Closed during storms and heavy rain.
Parking Lot Kundl: Car 1 h EUR 1, 4 hours EUR 3, day EUR 5.
Tourist Train: Adults EUR 7, Children (7-14) EUR 4.50, Children (0-6) free, Family EUR 15, Dog EUR 2.
Return Ticket: Adults EUR 10, Children (7-14) EUR 6, Family EUR 22, Dog EUR 3.
|Guided tours:||self guided, L=3 km, D=1 h.|
Haus der Steine, Karl Sandbichler, Klammstraße 44, 6250 Kundl, Tel: +43-5338-7401.
Gasthaus Kundler Klamm, Reinhard Klingler, Kundler Klamm 49, 6250 Kundl, Tel: +43-5338-20620.
Bummelzug Wildschönau, Kirchen, Oberau 510, A-6311 Wildschönau, Tel: +43-5339-8090, Fax: +43-5339-8090-15. E-mail:
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The Kundler Klamm is located south of the village Kundl, after which it is named. The entrance to the gorge is located at the Haus der Steine, which is operated ny the Stein-Zeit Sandbichler company. It is a private geological museum dedicated to the decorative rocks from various locations of Tirol. Karl Sandbichler is an artist and produces decorative sculptures from rock. He is not only located at the gorge entrance, many of the rocks originate from the gorge. The fast flowing river transports huge rocks from the mountains at the upper end of the valley through the gorge, which he uses for sculptures. It seems the exhibition is a way to promote his sculptures, and its definitely worth a visit.
The actual gorge starts only 50 m south of the parking lot, it is marked with the logo Der gespaltene Fels (split cliff). According to legend the gorge was created by a dragon, and there are actually two versions of the story.
At the time of the primeval sea, an angry dragon lashed out wildly with its huge tail. The rock crumbled and the water was able to flow through the gorge into the Inn valley. This made the Wilschönau settleable.
The Wildschönau was once a lake, and a terrible dragon lived in it. A farmer outwitted and killed it, but as it perished, the monster bit through the rock to Kundl and the lake emptied out. And so the Wildschönau and the Kundl Gorge came into being.
Today the gorge is accessible from both sides. From Kundl just start at the parking lot of the Sandbichler museum. In the Wildschönau you start from Mühltal, either on foot or by tourist train, to the southern entrance of the Kundler Klamm gorge.
The gorge cut up to 200 m deep into the 235 Million years old dolomite. The rock is full of fossils, which create strange patterns in the polished rocks. The Gasthaus Kundler Klamm is actually located inside the gorge, 800 m from the northern entrance. This first section of the trail is a single lane road which allows access to the inn. However, only the owner is allowed to use this road.