The legend of the Teufelssprung
At the end of the Glemmtalm valley, young people used to gather every Sunday afternoon to celebrate with singing, music and dancing. Alpine herdsmen and women would laugh, dance and cheer here in a relaxed atmosphere, celebrating love and life. One Sunday, a stranger joined in these lively activities. Since none of the Alpine dairymaids were free to dance, he grabbed a shepherd twirled him around cheekily. The shepherd complained that the unknown dancer kept treading on his toes.
OVER A BIG CLIFF
Soon a fierce quarrel broke out between the two. Since they could not agree, the shepherd suggested that they should jump over a big cliff and see which of them could jump better. The stranger agreed. The shepherd went first and used his strong stick to catapult him over the cliff. Then it was the turn of the stranger to try his luck. He failed miserably and bounced down the cliff, plummeting down to the ground.
BORDER BETWEEN SALZBURG AND TYROL
At the same time, the cliff split open with a loud crack and the villain – clearly the devil himself – fell down into the depths along with the stranger. The deep crack in the rock marks the border between Salzburg and Tyrol and shows the location of this former battle.