Partnachlem Gorge

Anyone know if the Partnachlem Gorge will be an icy wonderland by early December? Tom? Ralph? Sarah?

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11271 posts

That's Partnachklamm, and Gorge is redundant because Klamm means Gorge, in German. In addition to probably being an icy wonderland and treacherous for hiking, it will undoubtedly be closed. The website shows opening hours only for April through November.

Posted by Ruth
Back in Atlanta, after Bonn
121 posts

Thanks for the German lesson, Lee. Mine has obviously lapsed. Think I like James' answer better. I've been there several times in December and had no problem walking it. Wouldn't really call it much of a hike. The most treacherous part was remembering to duck under some of the overhangs. Maybe somebody local will confirm that it's still possible to do in winter. That's when it's at its most beautiful.

Posted by Tom
Hüttenfeld, Hessen, Germany
9114 posts

Sorry, I've only visited the gorge in spring.

Posted by Rob D
Bad Tölz, Bayern
27 posts

The website Lee linked shows the Klamm open year-round... just slightly shorter hours from November-April. I think the only time it's closed sporadically is during the early spring meltoff months, when there's just too much water. I guess that differs year to year. It's been a relatively warm November... But the accuweather.com forecast has some changes coming in the 15-day forecast. Have fun!