Rosengarten Gorge

The natural gem in the heart of Imst

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

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.

Familie mit Eltern und Kinder stehen auf Brücke in einer Schlucht mit Mutter im Fokus

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 ...

Blue Grotto

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.

Blick von hinten auf Familie die auf Bank in Natur sitzt


  • The visit of the Rosengarten Gorge is free of charge.

    Opening hours:
    Daily from 16.04.2024 until onset of winter

    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 Card). Guided hikes through the Rosengarten Gorge can also be booked for groups. The costs are:
    up to 20 persons: € 180.00
    from 21 persons: € 360.00
    from 41 persons: € 540.00


    Registration at the information offices required! Please contact us at +43 5412 6910 or


    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!

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