Krimml Waterfalls claim to be the highest waterfall in Europe, and allegedly the 5th largest oner in the world, they are located in the splendid Hohe Tauern National Park, about 150 km south west of Salzburg and directly west from the scenic resort lakeside market town of Zell am See. The falls are next to Austrian village of Krimml of the same name.
Krimml Waterfalls are 380 m high. They are split up into 3 parts, the first section is 140 metres high, the middle section is 100m long and the upper section is a further 140 metres in climb. The total drop is in total 380 metres. The noise of the roar of falling water can be heard in its immediate vicinity, and from the path that climb up the west side of the cascade up a large and picturesque pine forested wooded valley.
|Krimml waterfalls view from the bottom|
Krimml Waterfalls are easily accessible by local train from Zell am See, it is also possible to put bikes on the train up to Krimml station and cycle back down the valley.
The waterfalls from are accessible by paying a small entrance fee of around 2 Euro. There are facilities, next to the pay point:- restaurant, toilet and shop. There is a good wide walking track leading up to the top of Krimml Waterfalls. With plenty of places to stop take in the views and to sit. After a walk of around half a hour there is an excellent Austrian restaurant / hostelry where its possible to have a meal / hot chocolate or something a little stronger. Fit walkers may want to walk further up the mountain trail to the top.
In 1967 the waterfalls were nominated by the European Council as an excellent example of conservation of nature, but for many years the Krimml waterfalls have been a popular tourist holiday destination. So if you are in the area, it well worth the effort to take in the sights. On sunny days you are guaranteed to see rainbows a plenty enjoy.
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