This walk leads to an area of land known as the "Teufelsgasse", literally "Devil's Alleyway". It takes its name from a legend according to which the Devil himself carved a labyrinth of winding alleys into the rock on the Leerberg mountain to trap sinners and their souls. Today it is accessible via a family-friendly walk of intermediate difficulty. The start of the "Teufelsgasse" is marked by moss-covered stones and eye-catching trees. Inside the labyrinth itself you will find numerous names and symbols carved into the rock, some of which are more than 100 years old. A fascinating and in some cases eerie place, especially as darkness falls and when the mist rises in the mountains. Nearby there is goof rock-climbing to be had. The Prostalm is a local hut serving hearty food.
Gasteig in Kirchdorf
Gasteig in Kirchdorf
Total hiking time
2 h 27 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
intermediate (red mountain trails)
Elevation uphill 365m
Vertical metres downhill 365m
Best time of year
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- Accessible using public transport
Bus route 4000, get off at the stop Kirchdorf i. T. Gasteig
Carpark in Hinterberg (between the settlements of Gasteig and Griesenau in Kirchdorf)
Places serving food and drink
- Prostalm (mid-May until second half of October)
The starting point of this hike can be reached from Kirchberg by car. Drive to Gasteig and park at Hinterberg. To the right-hand side of the carpark you will find a small chapel with signposts indicating the route to the "Teufelsgasse". The first part of the walk leads along an easy trail for around 40 minutes, including a short section through the forest, before hikers reach another signpost on the edge of the forest pointing towards "Teufelsgasse". Follow this route along a narrow trail through the fields. After around 300 metres you will get to the rocky gorge on the edge of the Leerberg mountain plateau (keep your eyes out for the red-and-white markings on the rocks). After crossing the "Teufelsgasse", head north to the Prostalm hut serving food and drink. From there, head west across open meadows, past the Marchalm hut, back to the edge of the plateau. The final section leads back along the way you came down to the starting point in Hinterberg.