Vorderkaserklamm St. Martin
Vorderkaser Ravine in St. Martin near Lofer
The Vorderkaser Ravine, located between St. Martin and Weißbach was declared as a natural monument in 1977. The Vorderkaser Ravine was first made accessible to visitors in 1882.
At the end of the ice age, as the glacial ice melted 12000 to 14000 years ago, the creation of the Vorderkaser Ravine started. The water quantity slowly bevelled deeper into the cliffs, and left an imposing ravine along the Ödenbach. By the way, the stone is still being abraded today at a pace of about 6mm per year.
The Vorderkaser Ravine is now 400 metres long, 80 metres deep, 80cm narrow at the bottom and 6 metres wide at the top. A total of 51 footbridges with 35 stairs and 373 steps lead through the Vorderkaser Ravine.
The way to the Vorderkaser Ravine leads 2.5 km in the middle through a wonderful valley under nature conservation. The Vorderkaser recuperation and nature bathing area is located there. You find a culinary alpine snack bar at the entrance to the Vorderkaser Ravine. You have the possibility to park for free directly in front of the ravine and the snack bar and immediately start an extensive hike from the interior of the natural conservation area. Or you can just relax with the whole family, far away from hustle and bustle.
The Vorderkaser Ravine and the Alpine snack bar are open from early May till end of October.