Over several millenniums the river Wimbach ‘buried’ into the hard rocks and
the Wimbach Gorge was created. In many
places the water rushes down from the walls of the gorge and collects in
pools made by stones and rocks brought down by the water.
Visitors can view this spectacle of nature from the impressively built
wooden foot bridge . Wood labourers from Ramsau already built a foot bridge
for transporting wood to the salt mine very early on. In 1843 these
transports were stopped and as early as 1847 tourists were able to visit the
gorge. Today approximately 100 000 visitors
come here every year.
Berchtesgaden offers you plenty of opportunities to pursue your
sporting ambitions: Apart from walking,
mountain-biking, hiking, rafting, paragliding and inline-skating you can
also play golf or go kayaking.