Excursion to the waterfall near Mittersill in Krimml
From Mittersill to the waterfall in half an hour’s drive: The dream come true for a family holiday in Salzburger Land unveils unimagined forces of nature that are difficult to put into words. The Krimml Waterfalls are Europe’s largest waterfalls with an impressive drop of 380 meters. It is not for nothing that the natural spectacle is one of the most popular sights in the country and attracts hundreds of thousands of guests to the Hohe Tauern National Park year after year. It all starts off really gently.
From the Almboden to the slope
Before the waterfall becomes a waterfall, a gentle body of water flows through level alpine pastures for about 20 km at the end of the Krimmler Achental. Only then does the Krimmler Ache gradually turn into a roaring glacial stream that literally shoots towards the end of the valley. There, three massive steps await the crowds, the Krimml Waterfalls. An average of 5.6 m³ of water per second (!) fall down the rock at high speed. A pleasant drizzle forms around the waterfalls, the refreshing effect of which cannot be weighed in gold, especially in summer.
The waterfall path in Krimml
A small hiking trail was set up as early as 1900, which opens up the various vantage points and pulpits of the Krimml Waterfalls in serpentines. From the parking lot it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the lower waterfall. For the ascent to the top waterfall and further out into the Krimmler Achttal, a little over an hour’s walking time is to be expected. Of course, the many short stops are not included, because the spectacular views of the elemental force and the pleasant drizzle simply have to be enjoyed with all your senses.
As a guest of our Hotel Bräurup, you can reach the impressive waterfall in no time at all, because Mittersill is only half an hour away by car! These and other highlights in and around the Hohe Tauern National Park will sweeten your stay. Do you already have one non-binding vacation offer requested?
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