Pöllat gorge below Neuschwanstein
The Pöllat is a 10 kilometer long torrent below the fairytale castle Neuschwanstein. After the Pöllat gorge (“Pöllatschlucht”) was closed for many years due to falling rocks and landslides, it has been open to pedestrians again since May 2019.
In conjunction with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and a short detour to the Mary’s bridge (Marienbrücke), a visit to the Pöllat gorge is definitely worthwhile. This imposing and impressive gorge next to Neuschwanstein Castle can be easily crossed via iron walkways directly on the rock face and well-developed paths, some with stone steps. This beautiful hiking trail leads through picturesque nature and offers fantastic views of large and small waterfalls as well as the Mary’s bridge (Marienbrücke) high above, which offers the best view of the castle. The Pöllat gorge is also recommended with children, but prams and small buggies cannot travel here. On the flat spots, you can even cool your feet, stack stones, splash around in the water and romp around. An excursion to the Pöllat gorge with its magnificent views should not be missed.
⇒ Tip! Not recommended on rainy days (risk of slipping), sturdy and sure-footed shoes are required.
For safty reasons, the access to the Pöllat Gorge is unfortunately closed in winter.