360 ° panorama of the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, part 5, in the middle of the gorge waterfall direction.
In the late ice age about 14,000 years ago, the Kaprun was covered by a giant glacier. Slowly flowing downhill, he worked hard to Kalkglimmerschieferfelsen of corn and Bürgkogels. The melted glacier left behind a valley, through which the Kapruner Ache flowed. Up to 32 m deep, the river has cut Kaprun on its 320 m long path through the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and formed strikingly smooth surfaces, potholes and pools. This still ongoing process documented the recent section of the legislative history of the Kaprun valley.
If children and parents explore the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm in Kaprun, they understand the words of Sigmund Graf von Thun, the historic city of Salzburg holder: "Thundering and powerful rushing us towards the waters" and as it appears today, the families.
At the end of the 19th Century, the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm developed with a 340 m long wooden bridge and construction makes the area marked by raging waters for the general public. Through the use of water power in Kaprun has since 1938 on the splendor of the gorge forget. Since 1992, the gorge is again accessible and tangible.
Free parking is available at the valley station of the cable car Maiskogel. Further information is available by phone 43 (0) 6547 20019-23228.