I have climbed the steps quite high up into the Gorge, and now are entering a Cave. This isn't the only cave, there were several that I passed through. Once emerging, I could see, there still was a lot more walking to do!
More fabulous views, more photos, and then it was time for me to head back, at least it was mostly downhill on the way back.
I thought this Gorge was wonderful, and definitely worth all the steps!
The next notice board I come across is "Marienrast," another I don't know the meaning of!
What I can see from here, is the numerous amount of stairs that I will have to climb soon - all uphill going!
In this area were some people attempting "canyoning." I stopped and watched them for a while - bbbrrr, they looked a little cold!
Another notice, the "Teufel-Schlucht," a very narrow Canyon.
The website if you are interested in CANYONING is..............
Why not join me for a walk through the Gorge.
If you wondered how the Gorge got its name, then problem is solved, as the name comes from young goat herders that visited in the summer to enjoy the cool gorge.
It takes awhile, so allow anywhere from 1.5hours to 3 hours, depending on how far you go.
At the start of the walk, is quite a tall waterfall that had plenty of water plummeting over in June.
There is a notice board by the waterfall. This falls into the Rauriser Creek which was formed thousands of years ago.
A little further on and another signpost, "Gletscher Muelen," not sure what it means, but the creek was rushing over boulders, there were small waterfalls and pools. The walk hugged the edge of the cliff face.
Raiffeisenstr. 6, Taxenbach, 5660, at
Goldegg Castle was painted white and sat in a very nice postion overlooking a lake.
The castle was built in 1323 by the "Lords of Goldecke." In medieval times, the castle served to make the roads leading from the Pongau to Pinzgau safe, making it the main role of the Castle until the 16th century.
The name of Goldegg came about, as a gentlemen by the name of von Goldegg, lived here until he died - he was last in line of the Goldegg family.
Now, the Castle is a fairly large cultural center of Salzburg, used for assembly and congress.
Goldegg is a pretty town by a lake and with the Castle.
It's located about 15kms from Taxenbach.