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Liechtenstein Gorge | Salzburg, Austria

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Austria
47° 18' 41.6988" N, 13° 11' 25.9656" E
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Liechtenstein Gorge

Liechtenstein Gorge - Photo: Massimo Trapani

Liechtenstein Gorge is not only one of the most beautiful, it is also one of the longest and deepest accessible wild water ravines in the Alps. This magnificent natural phenomenon is well worth a visit.

Liechtenstein Gorge (Liechtensteinklamm) is a particularly narrow gorge with walls up to 300m high, located in the Austrian Alps 50km south of Salzburg. It is around 4km long and named after Johann II of Liechtenstein who had the walkways installed in 1875.

Over many thousands of years, thunderous, driving cascades of falling water have carved into solid rock leaving the deep narrow chasm known now as the Liechtenstein Gorge. The rock faces rising up on either side are so constricted in places that the sky is visible only as a narrow cut above one’s head. This natural wonder so fascinated visitors that in 1875, through generous donations by the Prince of Liechtenstein, bridges and overpasses were created for the wider public. More than 10 million people from around the world have since visited this magnificent natural phenomenon,  enchanted by the almost ghostly exchange of light and shadow created by the steepness of the rock walls and narrowness of the chasm.

More infos: Wikipedia, www.liechtensteinklamm.at

Liechtenstein Gorge

Liechtenstein Gorge - Photo: Laszlo Bolgar

Liechtenstein Gorge

Liechtenstein Gorge - Photo: Edwin Verstaij

Liechtenstein Gorge

Liechtenstein Gorge - Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns

Liechtenstein Gorge

Liechtenstein Gorge - Photo: Fabian Knauf

SUBMITTED ON 01.30.2014.