Walk down Eckbauer to Partnach Gorge

Out of the Woods

As well as staying in Salzburg – I also had a week staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is ideally situated for some stunning mountain views and trails.  The first walk that I went on was on a fairly cloudy day, so I took the ski lift from the Olympic Stadium up to the summit of Eckbauer.  The walk down from the top leads you through a zig-zagging easy path through some woodland, until you come to some grassy fields, which provide nice views across the mountains.

Out of the Woods
Out of the Woods
Path down from Eckbauer
Path down from Eckbauer
Hut on path down from Eckbauer
Hut on path down from Eckbauer
Walkers on path down from Eckbauer
Walkers on path down from Eckbauer
Path down from Eckbauer
Path down from Eckbauer

The purpose of the hike was to go through a beautiful gorge ( Partnach Gorge – or in German Partnachklamm).  Walking down was definitely the best option – as the hike up from the gorge bottom to the fields was steep. I passed several panting people coming up as I strolled down. The gorge is along a well marked path through some tight dark tunnels at times, watch your head!  The water flows through at a rapid rate, and you walk under waterfalls along the way.  Waterproofs are worth wearing if you go.

Caves to the Partnachklamm
Caves to the Partnachklamm
Partnach gorge
Partnach gorge
Partnach gorge
Partnach gorge
In the Partnachklamm
In the Partnachklamm
Looking towards the Partnachklamm
Looking towards the Partnachklamm

Images taken on Olympus EM5 mk2 Camera.

ChrisA

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