Lechfall / Büste von König Maximilian II.

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Recommended by 172 out of 184 mountain bikers


  • SaRie

    The Geotop Lechfall near Füssen opens up a unique natural monument in the Bavarian Alps. Impressively, the water masses of the Lech fed from the Alps plunge twelve meters over five levels into the depths. Below the waterfall, the river narrows and enters the Lechschlucht, which the Lech has dug into the rock over millennia. The Lechschlucht is the only one in the entire Bavarian Alpine region, through which a larger Alpine river can still flow freely and unhindered by human hands.
    The Lechfall belongs since 2005 to "Bavaria's most beautiful geotopes" (No.8).

    Further information: lechfall.de

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    • May 29, 2017

  • Robi

    The Lechfall is located on the northern edge of a short but deeply cut gorge in which the Lech breaks through a rock ledge, which is attributed to the west of the Falkensteinkamm, east of the Ammergau Alps. This gorge (Latin Fauces: corridor, gullet) was named for feet. It originated at the end of the Würm ice age about 12,000 years ago, when the meltwater of the Lech glacier formed a large lake that extended to present day Pfronten. As an outflow of this lake, the Lech initially fell about 100 m deep over the rock ledge in the then Füssener Lake and then eroded the narrow canyon.

    Together with a drainage tunnel, the dam was built to use hydropower in the years 1784-1787. The construction was also communicated as the creation of a waterfall, more impressive than the former natural cataract. As part of a modernization of the hydroelectric power plant, remaining minimum amounts of water for the Lechfall have been fixed.

    Despite the technical nature of the overflowed weir has a significant tourist attraction, especially as the waterfall far exceeds the water richest natural waterfall in Germany, the Alzfall at Altenmarkt, the water supply and altitude.

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lechfall

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    • May 31, 2017

  • Thorsten

    The imposing weir was built at the end of the 18th century and is one of the attractions around Füssen. The bridge over the waterfall, the King-Max-Steg, was built in 1895. In a niche above the gorge is a bust of King Maximilian II.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Markus

    Directly on the "old" road from Füssen direction Reutte lies the Lechfall. For motorists there are some parking spaces. The Lechfall itself can be viewed from a viewing platform and from a pedestrian walkway, which leads here over the Lech.

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    • July 10, 2017

  • Josef

    Should you really look, if you are there in the area.

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    • September 30, 2015

  • Centaurus

    Nice view from the parking lot on the right side of the river.

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    • September 15, 2016

  • Centaurus

    Should look gigantic especially at high tide. Immediately thereafter, the river flows through a narrow gorge. Can you see everything from the pedestrian bridge.

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    • September 15, 2016

  • Caro

    In clear water great cascades of the Lech in great blue-turquoise. After rainfall, the water is unfortunately churned up.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • eganahl

    Geologically very interesting place.

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    • May 28, 2016

  • eganahl

    At high tide an impressive sight

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    • June 12, 2016

  • Mark

    Very impressive natural spectacle. You can take this with you on every tour that leads past Füssen.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Hardi

    Should have been seen at least once. The Walderlebnisszentrum nearby is also worth a visit

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    • April 17, 2019

  • Thomas Lacher

    The Lechfall is worth a look

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    • April 29, 2019

  • # need for speed 💨👍

    always impressive 👀

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    • July 12, 2019

  • Uwe Schuck

    Beautiful fresh blue mountain water

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Thomas Lacher

    The Lechfall near Füssen is always worth a visit.

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    • May 6, 2019

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Location: Füssen, Ostallgäu, Allgäu, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation860 m

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