Cool in summer, sculptural in winter, wreathed in myths and fringed with plants, there’s something truly magical about waterfalls. Tumbling over cliffs and down steep-sided gorges, they add a delightful extra dimension to walks and hikes
Being close to a waterfall promises not only refreshing coolness on hot summer days, it also has a proven calming effect. Studies have even shown that it can help alleviate the symptoms of allergies and asthma. Many are conveniently accessible via hiking trails, walkways and bridges. Some even give the impression of being a gateway to another world. Five of Austrian most beautiful waterfalls are listed here.
The Krimml waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in Europe and the largest waterfall in Austria. A must see if you visit the country. With a total hight of 1,250 feet, the waterfall is split in three different stages. About 400,000 people visit this waterfall every year.
The gollingfall, located in the state of Salzburg, is one of the most beautfiful waterfalls in Austria. The waterfall consists of two stages with a total drop of about 240 feet.
The wildensteiner wasserfall is located in Carinthia. With a drop of 177 feet, this beautiful waterfall is still reletivly unknown by tourists so be sure to pay it a visit.
The stuibenfall is located in the state of Tyrol. About a 30-minute hike trough the forests and across streams leads you to this beauty. With a drop of 540 feet, you can enjoy the view from the platforms around the waterfall.
The grawa fall is located in the state of Tyrol and lies within the stubaital. The waterfall drops almost 400 feet and has a restaurant within a five-minute hike of the viewing platform.