Thundering masses of water cut their way through the rock faces of the Imst low mountain range terraces and battle in a noisy duel between rock and water. From the upper entrance of the gorge and the Blue Grotto to the centre of Imst, the Schinderbach stream
The natural gem in the heart of Imst
From the city centre to Hoch-Imst
overcomes around 250 metres in altitude over a length of 1.5 km. The natural spectacle of the Rosengartenschlucht gorge grabs the attention of all the senses with its full force and offers its admirers an extraordinary experience in the middle of Imst.
Access to Rosengarten Gorge
The access to the Rosengarten Gorge is located right in the town centre of Imst and the admission is free of charge!
Cristal clear water, thundering waterfalls and all around you moss- and fern-covered vertical rock faces ...
The special thing about the Blue Grotto is its history: 2000 years ago in Roman times, people worked diligently and searched for silver-bearing galena here.
The geologist Peter Gstrein suspects that in the first centuries after Christ people were already mining in this place using the fire-setting method; due to the heating, the rock became brittle and was thus easier to knock off. This is how the Blue Grotto was created, a certainly unique place in Tyrol.
Once you have arrived in Hoch-Imst, you can either walk back to Imst via the Wetterkreuz or continue your tour taking the Imst Mountain Lifts and the Alpine Coaster in Hoch-Imst.
The visit of Rosengarten Gorge is free of charge.
May to October (depending on weather conditions)
Guided hiking tours:
The most intensive way to experience the wild and romantic Rosengarten Gorge and the Blue Grotto is on the occasion of a guided nature-themed circular hike every Monday from May to October from 14.00 - 17.30 (free of charge with the IMST HOLIDAY PASS, otherwise € 25.00). Pre-register with the Imst Tourismus information offices.
Sturdy hiking boots required! The gorge is not accessible in winter!
Free rental of baby back carriers in all information offices.
Not suited for prams/buggies and wheelchairs!