Saalachtal forces of nature
Spectacular attractions of nature!
At the foot of the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge and the foothills of the Steinernes Meer, nature shows what it has managed to form over thousands of years with the help of water: The gorges Vorderkaserklamm and Seisenbergklamm and one of the largest cave systems in Europe, the Lamprechtshöhle. They are amongst the favourite excursion destinations of Salzburg’s Saalachtal and a visit here should not be missing in your holiday planning, especially as the admission to the Vorderkaserklamm and Seisenbergklamm is free of charge with your Salzburg Saalachtal Card. The entrance to the two gorges and the Lamprechtshöhle is only about 5 minutes on foot from our farm. Allow us to introduce these 3 natural giants in more detail!
With a total length of 56 km, the Lamprechtshöhle in St. Martin bei Lofer is the world’s longest cave passage and is one of the largest cave systems in Europe. During guided tours, you will learn more regarding the formation, size and current status of the explorations. Special adventure tours with state-certified cave guides in the so-called "explorers’ section" are informative, exciting and impressive. In the "Gasthaus Lamprechtshöhle" tavern you can warm up again and treat yourself to culinary specialities.
Sturdy footbridges have been constructed which lead into the 600 m-long gorge. The history of its formation began around 12,000 years ago. Especially exciting for small “cave explorers” is the encounter with the Klammgeist (spirit of the gorge), who mediates a lot of knowledge regarding nature and the environment in a playful manner. The torch-lit walk through the gorge, which takes place once a week, is also extremely impressive, and makes a visit even more mystical. Furthermore, the Seisenbergklamm is an ideal starting point for wonderful family hikes.
Access to the 400 m-long and 80 m-deep Vorderkaserklamm, the formation of which is attributed to the melt water from the Ice Age, is obtained via 51 footbridges and 35 stairs, which are easily accessible but not suitable for prams. There is an additional attraction for all fans of rare plants from May to August: The orchid path presents a variety of indigenous orchid types. You can stop to eat at the Vorderkaser snack station. Also appealing is a visit to the Vorderkaser natural bathing area with natural bathing pools and numerous barbeque facilities.