Breitachklamm

Breitachflume


Useful Information

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Breitachklamm. Public Domain.
Location: At Tiefenbach, near Oberstdorf. Follow B19 from Sonthofen to Oberstdorf, turn right to Tiefenbach some kilometers before Oberstdorf. Signposted.
Open: Winter daily 9-16.
Summer daily 8-17.
[2008]
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children EUR 1.50.
[2008]
Classification: GorgeGorge
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Address: Breitachklamm, Tel: +49-8322-4887.
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History

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Breitachklamm. Public Domain.
1905 opened to the public.
23-SEP-1995 after a landslide 50,000 m³ of debris dammed up a 30 metre deep lake.
23-MAR-1996 dam broke and flood caused damage of EUR 150,000.

Description

photography
Breitachklamm. Public Domain.
photography
Breitachklamm. Public Domain.

The Breitachklamm (Breitach gorge) is located at the end of the Kleinwalsertal (Small Walser Valley). The gorge is about 2.5 km long and up to 150 m deep, but often only a few meters wide. The gorge was developed at the beginning of the 20th century. It was an idea of the village priest of Tiefenbach, Johannes Schiebel, who hoped to draw tourist income to the small and poor village. This idea was very successful and today the gorge is one of the favourite day trip destinations in the Allgäu area.

The biggest desaster happened only a few years ago. On 23-SEP-1995 a landslide happened and some 50,000 m³ of rock and scree fell into the gorge. This dammed the river and a 30 metre deep lake formed in the upper part of the gorge. On 23-MAR-1996 the dam broke and the following flood damaged the trails of the gorge. The repairs cost about EUR 150,000. From the landslide until the paths were finally repaired, the gorge was closed to the public.


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