The most beautiful waterfalls of the Alps

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Where rivers suddenly vanish into thin air, where the water is roaring down vertically, leaving tiny drops of water hanging in the air – there's always a bit of magic in the air. Time seems to stand still and you suddenly are aware of the incredible forces of nature. Down below, the water masses are reuniting and continue their way through the country, as if nothing happened. Waterfalls will always captivate us. In the mountains, where they are falling from even higher, bringing with them the meltwaters of whole areas, they are even more impressive. Here's our collection of the most beautiful falls of the Alps for you, enjoy.

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    Krimmler Wasserfälle

    Hiking Highlight

    With a drop of 385 meters, the Krimml Waterfalls in the Hohe Tauern National Park are the highest in Austria and are among the most impressive natural spectacles in the world. A 4 km long hiking trail of the ÖAV leads up along the waterfall and brings you up close to the waterfall via numerous viewpoints and pulpits.

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    Stuibenfall

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    159 meters, the water of the Nidertais plunges over two steep slopes in the depth, making it the largest waterfall in Tyrol. The water atomises and stands in the air all around, where the name "Stuibenfall" comes from.

    Over 700 steps and an exposed, 80m long suspension bridge you can hike along the roaring water masses up to the observation deck.

    Also for climbers, the waterfall is a highlight: Directly to the left of the falling water masses, a family-friendly via ferrata is created. First-class secured and in the lower to medium difficulty area a unique experience for the whole family.

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    Partschinser Wasserfall

    Hiking Highlight

    At 97 meters, the Zielbach falls at the Partschinser waterfall with impressive power into the depths. An incessant series of water curtains rushes over the edge of the rock, shimmering in all the colors of the rainbow when exposed to the sun. Most of the water masses are in the time of snowmelt between May and July or after heavy rains. In the evening at around 8 pm the waterfall leads the most water, since it takes five hours from the melting point in the upper target valley to here.

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    Berglistüber

    Hiking Highlight

    Just five minutes from the Klausenpassstrasse, one of Switzerland's most beautiful waterfalls plunges 44 meters into the valley. It is the middle of three waterfalls between Urnerboden (at 1200m) and the bottom of the Linth (at 720m). Particularly impressive is the path behind the waterfall. If you are planning a day trip, you start in Brauwald and after four hours you reach the waterfall via Nussbüel, Oberberg and Bergli.

    More information: braunwald.ch

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    Staubbachfall

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    In summer, thermal winds whirl the water so that it sprays in all directions. Hence the name of the case and its stream.

    The impressive natural spectacle also inspired Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In 1779 he wrote his "Song of the Spirits over the Waters" here.

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    Reinbachfälle

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    Sherlock Holmes fought here with his archenemy Moriarty and faked his death with a fall into the waterfall. This story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles made the Reichenbach fall to international fame.

    Over a total of seven waterfalls here roar the melt water of the Rosenlaui Glacier 300m in depth. The highest Reichenbach Falls is the largest. The nostalgic Reichenbach Falls train leads there. From the mountain station, a hiking trail continues up past numerous viewpoints.

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    Grawa-Wasserfall

    Hiking Highlight

    The Grawawasserfall is the widest waterfall in the Eastern Alps. Here then goes the ascent to Sulzenaualm. For the ascent you should be free from giddiness and sure-footed.

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    Röthbachfall

    Hiking Highlight

    The water of the Röthbach falls crashes at the Röthwand 470m roaring into the depths. This makes it the highest waterfall in Germany. He remained spared by tourist development largely, probably due to its not very convenient accessibility: Who wants to see the Röthbachfall crosses the Königssee by boat and wanders from the boat Salet about an hour past the Fischunkelalm.

    The Röthbachfall is fed from water of the Steinerne Meers, the amount of water is dependent on precipitation and snow. It has a lot of water, especially in the spring, and very little water in the fall. The amounts of water seep into the boggy pastures of the Fischunkel, from where they feed the Obersee underground. Only at the foot of the waterfall a small lake forms to melt snow.

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    Jungfernsprung

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    Legend has it that a maiden flew down from the devil and was carried to the ground by angels. Today you can watch in amazement as the Zopenitzenbach plunges more than 130 meters into the depths.

    Walking time about 45 minutes. The most impressive during the snowmelt in May and June, but interesting for a hike until October.

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    Raggaschlucht

    Hiking Highlight

    The impressive Raggaschlucht in the Austrian Mölltal is up to 200 meters deep. Visitors can explore the 800-meter gorge in about 1 to 1.5 hours via footbridges, stairs and bridges. At the beginning of the gorge, the Ragga canter rushes over a 10 meter high waterfall into the gorge.

    Best time to visit: June to October

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    Schraubenfall Hintertux

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    The impressive screw case reveals the tremendous forces that free the water when falling. Not surprising that he is protected by nature monument.

    Highly recommended is the 4km long waterfall path Hintertux, on which you can marvel at the Tuxer waterfalls, rock cauldrons, natural rock bridges, caves, gorges and of course the screw waterfall.

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