Austria

Waterfalls in Austria

There are so many gorgeous waterfalls in Austria and it is an ideal country for Hollidays and chasing waterfalls. Austria is a long stretched country where the Alps (the largest mountain range in Europe) covers almost the whole of Austria. Eighty per cent of Austria consists of mountainous areas where Mount Grossglockner (3.797 meters) is the highest point.


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Map of waterfalls in Austria



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Best rated waterfalls in Austria


Name Region Location Height Rating #
Krimmler Wasserfälle Salzburg Krimml-Mayrhofen 380 m
4.5
Fallbachfall (Maltatal) Kärnten Koschach-Maltatal 150 m
4
Gössnitzfall Kärnten Winkl-Heiligenblut 80 m
4
Stuibenfall (Umhausen) Tirol Umhausen-Otztal 159 m
4
Umbalfälle Osttirol Hinterbichl-Virgental-Matrei in Osttirol 90 m
4
Gollingfall Salzburg Golling an der Salzach-Salzachtal 73 m
3.5
Grawafall Tirol Mutterbergtal-Stubaital 120+180 m
3.5
Jungfernsprung Kärnten Heiligenblutt-Molltal 130 m
3.5
Kleinbachfall Tirol Hinterbichl-Virgental-Matrei in Osttirol 360 m
3.5
Marul wasserfall Vorarlberg Marul-Walsertal 62 m
3.5
Palfauer fälle Steiermark Palfau-Hochschwabstrasse 152 m
3.5
Stallerfall Osttirol Mariahilf-Defereggental 80 m
3.5
Staniskabach wasserfall Osttirol Staniska-Huben-Matrei in Osttirol 40 m
3.5
Untersulzbachfall Salzburg Sulzau 110 m
3.5
Walcher wasserfall Salzburg Ferleiten-Grossglockner 520 m
3.5
Aubachfall Salzburg Voglau-Abtenau-Hallein 80 m
3
Bad Gasteinerfall Salzburg Bad Gastein 180 m
3
Bergaichter wasserfall Tirol Vilsalpsee-Tannheim 260 m
3
Dalfazer wasserfall Tirol Buchau-Achensee 61 m
3
Edelbacher wasserfall Tirol Elmen 40 m
3
Eifersbacher wasserfall Tirol St Johann-Fieberbrunn 25 m
3
Fischbachfall (Heutal) Salzburg Heutal-Fischbachschlucht 30 m
3
Gamseckfall Salzburg Sulzau-Obersulzbachtal 80 m
3
Gossfalle Kärnten Koschach-Maltatal 122 m
3
Günster wasserfall Steiermark Krakaudorf-Schöder 65 m
3
Häselgehr Wasserfall Tirol Ehrwald-Lermoos 29+61 m
3
Hinterbachfall Steiermark Gossl (Toplitzsee) 180 m
3
Johannesfall Salzburg Obertauern-Radstadt 70 m
3
Schleierfall (Felbertauern) Osttirol Innergschlöss 60 m
3
Kitzlochklamm wasserfall Salzburg Taxenbach 50 m
3
Frauenbachfall Tirol Lavant-Lienz 80 m
3
Lehnerfall Tirol Längenfeld-Otztal 90 m
3
Maria Hilfer wasserfall Osttirol Maria Hilf-Matrei-Defereggental 30 m
3
Melnikfall Kärnten Oberes Maltatal 300 m
3
Mirafall Niederösterreich Otschergraben-Mittersbach 70 m
3
Mischbachfall Tirol Volderau-Neustift-Stubaital 160 m
3
Pembachfall Salzburg Oberfelbern-Felbertauernstrasse-Mittersill 70 m
3
Pfitschebach wasserfall Tirol St Leonhard-Eggenstal-Pitztal 40 m
3
Raggaschlucht wasserfall Kärnten Obervellach-Winklern 20 m
3
Riesachfälle Steiermark Rohrmoos-Untertal 140 m
3
Rotmoos wasserfall Tirol Obergurgl-Otztal 42 m
3
Rotlech wasserfall Tirol Rinnen-Berwang 20 m
3
Sabafall Tirol Saba-Brandstatt 120 m
3
Salza wasserfall Steiermark St Martin am Grimming 35 m
3
Schlatenbach wasserfall Tirol Gschlöss-Matrei (tauernhaus) 40 m
3
Schleierfall (Kuchl) Salzburg Kuchl-Golling 60 m
3
Schleierfall (Mittersill) Salzburg Hintersee-Mittersill/Felbertal 80 m
3
Schleierfall (Hintertux) Tirol Hintertux 60 m
3
Schraubenfall Tirol Hintertux 105 m
3
Seebachfall (Sulzau) Salzburg Sulzau-Obersulzbachtal 480 m
3
Simmsfall Tirol Holzgau-Höhenbachtal 44 m
3
Staubfall (Heutal) Salzburg Heutal-Fischbachschlucht 250 m
3
Steinerfall Osttirol Matrei in Osttirol-Prosseggklamm 100 m
3
Torrener wasserfall Salzburg Bluntautal-Tennengau 50+100 m
3
Totes Weib wasserfall Steiermark Frein-Mürzsteg 40 m
3
Tumpener wasserfall Tirol Tumpen-Otztal 62+180 m
3
Wildensteiner wasserfall Kärnten Wildenstein-Gallizien 54 m
3
Winnerfall Salzburg Winklau/Oberscheffau-Tennengebirge 70+120 m
3
Zwillingsfall Kärnten Gossgrabe-Koschach-Maltatal 70+150 m
3
Landschitz wasserfall Salzburg Lasshoferalm, Lessach 15-20 m
3
Schleierfall (Untertal-Schladming) Steiermark Untertal, Schladming 180 m
3
Gartl wasserfall Kärnten Döllach/Großkirchheim-Natonal park Hohe Tauern 60 m
3
Walbachstrub wasserfall Oberösterreich Hallstatt-Echerntal 90 m
3
Bachfalle (Gries) Tirol Gries, Längenfeld, Otztal 80-140 m
3
Falbesoner wasserfall Tirol Falbeson, Stubaital 140 m
3
Bärenfall Salzburg Bockstein-Badgastein-Sportgastein 50 m
2.5
Bichler wasserfall Tirol Bichl-St Leonhard-Pitztal 51 m
2.5
Bichlrinne wasserfall Tirol Winkle-Otztal 25 m
2.5
Bluntaufall Salzburg Bluntautal-Golling 20 m
2.5
Durrensee wasserfall Tirol Ellbögen-Arztal 60 m
2.5
Fallbachfall (Absam) Tirol Absam-Hall in Tirol 40 m
2.5
Foissbachfall Salzburg Sulzau-Obersulzbachtal 40 m
2.5
Gainfeld wasserfall Salzburg Bischofshofen 50 m
2.5
Griessbach Wasserfall Tirol Hägerau-Steeg 80 m
2.5
Groppensteinerfall Kärnten Obervellach 50 m
2.5
Grossbachfall Osttirol Hinterbichl-Virgental-Matrei in Osttirol 120 m
2.5
Hinterer Maralmfall Kärnten Maltatal-Gmund 150 m
2.5
Hirzbachfall Salzburg Fusch 80 m
2.5
Keilkeller wasserfall Tirol Schwendau/Hippach-Zillertal 50 m
2.5
Kunerfall Tirol Hintertux 60 m
2.5
Liechtensteinklamm Salzburg Alpendorf-St Johan im Pongau 40 m
2.5
Löbbenbach wasserfall Osttirol Gschlöss 50 m
2.5
Lötzer Wasserfall Tirol Lötz-Zams-Landeck 30 m
2.5
Lochner wasserfall Tirol Walchsee-Kufstein 10 m
2.5
Ludwigfall Niederösterreich Lunz am See 60 m
2.5
Lussbach wasserfall Tirol Plangeross-Pitztal 15+180 m
2.5
Masonfall Vorarlberg Braz-Klostertal 60+200 m
2.5
Möllfall Kärnten Heiligenblut 10 m
2.5
Lessern wasserfall Steiermark Tauplitz 60 m
2.5
Mutterbergklamm wasserfall Tirol Stubaital-Gletscher 96 m
2.5
Neunbrunnen wasserfall Kärnten Döllach-Heiligenblut 80 m
2.5
Nixenfall Oberösterreich Weissenbach am Attersee 50 m
2.5
Pitze wasserfall Tirol Mittelberg-Pitztal 15+80 m
2.5
Plötzfall Salzburg Ebenau 25 m
2.5
Sarntheinfall Tirol Trins-Gschnitztal 30 m
2.5
Schildbach wasserfall Osttirol Landeggwald-Felbertauern 20+200 m
2.5
Schleierfall (Going) Tirol Going am Wilden Kaiser 80 m
2.5
Schlitterer wasserfall Tirol Schlitters-Zillertal 10 m
2.5
Schrammacherfall Tirol Zamser tal-Mayrhofen 160 m
2.5
Schrambacherfall Salzburg Stockach-Kuchl-Hallein 60 m
2.5
Sebastianfall Niederösterreich Sonnleiten-Puchberg am schneeberg 30 m
2.5
Silberfall Kärnten Oberdrauburg 60 m
2.5
Stillup wasserfall Tirol Mayrhofen 90 m
2.5
Stüberfall Vorarlberg Gamperdonatal-Nenzing 70 m
2.5
Stuibenfall (Jerzens) Tirol Jerzens-Pitztal 160 m
2.5
Stuibenfälle Tirol Reutte 53 m
2.5
Trefflingfall Niederösterreich Brandgegend-Puchenstuben 20+110 m
2.5
Tschaukofall Kärnten Tscheppaschlucht-Windisch Bleiberg-Ferlach 26 m
2.5
Schallerbach wasserfall Tirol See, Landeck 15-20 m
2.5
Sigmund Thun klamm wasserfälle Salzburg Kaprun 20-40 m
2.5
Stamser wasserfall Tirol Stams 30-40 m
2.5
Barbara wasserfall Salzburg Kolm-Saigurn, Raurisertal 30 m
2.5
Sandesbach wasserfall Tirol Untertal, Gschnitz-Steinach am Brenner 30 m
2.5
Sintersbacher Wasserfall Tirol Jochberg 85+120 m
2.5
Modertal wasserfall Tirol Benglerwald/Seesumpf-Lech 30 m
2.5
Stod wasserfall Tirol Achenkirch-Achensee 50 m
2.5
Klockelebach wasserfall Tirol Stillebach-Pitztal 160 m
2.5
Balbierbach wasserfall Vorarlberg Gortipohl-St Gallenkirch 17 m
2.5
Poms wasserfall Koralpe, Wolfsberg Steiermark 25 m
2.5
Teufelsbach wasserfall Vorarlberg Silbertal 20 m
2.5
Fuchsschwanz wasserfall Vorarlberg Silbertal 15 m
2.5
Klapfbach wasserfall Tirol Unterstaller alm, Innervillgraten 30-50 m
2.5
Gradenbach wasserfall Steiermark Sonnberg, Aich, Schladming 40-140 m
2.5
Obstanser wasserfall Tirol Kartitsch-Sillian 180 m
2,5
Afritzer wasserfall Kärnten Afritz am See 10 m
2
Agnesfall Tirol Juifenau-Gries im Sellrain 170 m
2
Alfairalm wasserfall Tirol Untertal-Steinach am Brenner 30 m
2
Alpstrudelfall Tirol Vils-Lechtal 20 m
2
Bad Häringfall Tirol Waldschonau/Bad Häring-Kufstein 15 m
2
Bösensteiner Wasserfall Kärnten Niederwinklern/Goggausee, Steuerberg-Feldkirchen 30 m
2
Burggrabenklamm wasserfall Salzburg Attersee 40 m
2
Dachserfall Salzburg Au-Abtenau-Golling 20 m
2
Dichtenbachfall Tirol Gschlöss-Matrei (tauernhaus)-Felbertauernstrasse 100 m
2
Dorferbach wasserfall Osttirol Hinterbichl-Virgental-Matrei in Osttirol 15 m
2
Erlsbach wasserfall Osttirol Mariahilf-Defereggental 170 m
2
Finsterbachfälle Kärnten Sattendorf-Ossiacher see 78 m
2
Gnadenfall Salzburg Obertauern-Radstadt 10 m
2
Kesselfall (Bockstein) Salzburg Bockstein/Sportgastein- Gasteiner tal 30 m
2
Kesselfall (Innertal) Vorarlberg Innertal/Brand-Bludenz 15 m
2
Klammerfall Tirol Obsteig-Fronhausen 20 m
2
Klausbachfall Kärnten Obervellach 60 m
2
Klinserfall Oberösterreich Hinterstoder-Steyrtal 20 m
2
Kreealmfall Salzburg Kree-Grossarltal 60 m
2
Kronhofer wasserfall Kärnten Weidenburg/Gailtal 20 m
2
Laimacher wasserfall Tirol Hippach-Laimach-Zillertal 30 m
2
Lassingfall Niederösterreich Wienerbruck 90 m
2
Leiterfall Kärnten Heiligenblut 30 m
2
Nölblinger wasserfall Kärnten Nolbling-Dellach im Gailtal 40 m
2
Pirknerbach wasserfall Kärnten Unterpirkack-Oettingen 40 m
2
Polinikfall Kärnten Obervellach 15 m
2
Radniger wasserfall Kärnten Hermagor, Gailtal 80 m
2
Schleierfall (Maltatal) Kärnten Koschach-Maltatal 40 m
2
Schleierfall (Bockstein) Salzburg Bockstein-Badgastein-Sportgastein 80 m
2
Schleier wasserfall Tirol Kitzbühel 20 m
2
Schleierfall (Hallstatt) Oberösterreich Hallstatt-Echerntal 60 m
2
Schleierfall (Ferleiten) Salzburg Ferleiten-Grossglockner 20 m
2
Schiedlenfall Vorarlberg Bad Hopfreben-Bregenzer wald 200 m
2
Schragerfall Tirol Kasern-St Jodok am Brenner 29 m
2
Seebach wasserfall (Felbertauern) Osttirol Raneburg-Felbertauernstrasse 120 m
2
Seebenfall Tirol Ehrwald 210 m
2
Auerklamm wasserfall Tirol Sautens-Oetz 12+50 m
2
Tauernbachfall Osttirol Gschlöss-Matrei (tauernhaus)-Felbertauernstrasse 100 m
2
Timmelsbach wasserfall Tirol Zwieselstein-Oetztal 70 m
2
Tricklfall Salzburg Abtenau-Golling 8 m
2
Trockenbach wasserfall Tirol Erl-Kufstein 25 m
2
Urfall Tirol Schmieden-Tannheim 20+30 m
2
Verpeilbachfall Tirol Feichten-Kaunertal 15 m
2
Visnitzbach wasserfall Tirol Kappl-Paznauntal 20+60 m
2
Rinnerberger wasserfall Oberösterreich Furth, Leonstein 6 m
2
Wolfsklamm wasserfälle Tirol Stans 9-30 m
2
Schwarzenbach wasserfall Salzburg Oberscheffau 8-15 m
2
Wasserfall der Feen Salzburg St Jakob am Thurn - Salzburg 6 m
2
Rauchkoppffall Kärnten Obervellach 25 m
2
Schleierfall (Ötschergräben) Niederösterreich Ötschergräben-Wienerbruck 30 m
2
Akarfall Salzburg Kötschachtal-Bad Gastein 110 m
2
Tischlerkarfälle Salzburg Kötschachtal-Bad Gastein 140 m
2
Fallbach wasserfall Kärnten Kölnbreinspeicher-Maltatal 80 m
2
Taugl wasserfall Salzburg Bad Vigaun 5 m
2
Wildkar wasserfall Salzburg Innerwall-Obertrumer see 5 m
2
Schwarzwasser wasserfälle Tirol Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal 25 m
2
Herzogfall Kärnten Obermillstatt, Millstatt 10-15 m
2
Alplochschluchtfall Vorarlberg Dornbirn 5+7 m
1.5
Frauenstallbach wasserfall Tirol Grasse-Kaunertal 30 m
1.5
Kesselwandfall Salzburg Krispl-Wiestalstausee 15 m
1.5
Leistenbachfall Steiermark Stainach 30 m
1.5
Strumbodingfall Oberösterreich Hinterstoder 6 m
1.5
Trainsbachfall Tirol Schmiedtal-Kufstein 25 m
1.5
Zopatbach wasserfall Osttirol Hinterbichl-Virgental-Matrei in Osttirol 40+110 m
1.5
Doserfall Tirol Häselgehr-Lechtal 7 m
1.5
Bloaderalm wasserfall Tirol Innervals-Sankt Jodok am Brenner
1
Mühlbachfall (Winklern) Kärnten Winklern-Lassach
1
Rieder klamm Tirol Ried-Gerlos 15 m
1
Rindbachfall Oberösterreich Ebensee am Traunsee 15 m
1
Bairachefall Tirol Valepp (ger) 150 m
Gramaiserfall Tirol Haselgehr-Lechtal 130 m
Gurgelfall Tirol Rietz
Seebachfall (Kalseralm) Osttirol Kalseralm-Raneburg-Felbertauernstrasse 90 m
Tennfall Salzburg Tweng-Obertauern

German for waterfalls in Austria is “wasserfälle in Osterreich”. “Fall or wasserfall” means waterfall or plural “wasserfälle”. At this moment I have almost 200 waterfalls in Austria registered and this is much more than a year ago. Austria is a perfect country for chasing waterfalls with several glaciers, a perfect environment a good infrastructure.

Especially around the Grossglockner still several glaciers can be found which is a guarantee for beautiful waterfalls in summertime. Unfortunately the surface of glaciers reduces every year more and more. It is questionable how long we can enjoy all that mighty waterfalls, fed by melted ice and snow from glaciers. North of the Grossglockner you will find the longest glacier in Austria, the Pasterze (9 kilometer).

Even though there are numerous waterfalls to be found throughout Austria, most of the waterfalls in Austria are located in the regions of Tyrol, Salzburg and western Carinthia. There are a few valleys with lots of waterfalls that are easy to access. My number one valley is the Otztal with a lot of huge and beautiful waterfalls, highly recommended. Biggest and most beautiful waterfall in the Otztal is the Stuibenfall near Umhausen.
Other big waterfalls were waiting for me down the valley: Lehnerfall, Tumpener wasserfall and the Rotmoos wasserfall. There are too many waterfalls to mention them all, but the Otztal is one of the best valleys in Austria when you like waterfalls.

Roads are very good in Austria and generally you can drive 80-100 kilometer per hour, also on secondary roads.

Keep in mind there are several toll roads in Austria. When driving on a highways, a vignette is compulsory. A vignette for 10 days costs around 12 euros for a car.

Besides the vignette there are several roads (especially in Tirol) where you still have to pay toll: Brenner pass, Dachsteinstraße, Felbertauernstraße, Gerlos Alpine Road, Grossglockner Hochalpen-Straße Maltatal-Hochalmstrasse, Nockalmstraße, Pyhrn-Autobahn (Gleinalmtunnel ) Pyhrn Autobahn (Bosrucktunnel) Silvretta High Alpine Road, Tauern motorway, Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, Villacher Alpenstraße – Dobratsch, Karawankentunnel.

July or August is the best time to visit waterfalls in Austria When you go to valleys with glaciers, like the Tuxertal, Stubaital, Obergurgl, Grossglockner area and most waterfalls in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Most of the other waterfalls are fed by melted snow and can best be visited from the second part of May or June (depending of the temperatures and the amount of sun). There are a lot of waterfalls with tiny streams in summertime, but in May or June these waterfalls are gorgeous. In the summer of 2015 I visited several waterfalls with a low volume or with no volume at all. In the Vorarlberg region a lot of waterfalls had a low volume, still very beautiful, but I can get very happy if I can feel the power of the water falling down, the thunderous sound and the scenic setting, if possible with some sunshine.

Besides waterfalls being fed by melted snow and ice there are waterfalls fed by a karst river or by rain. For more information you can search the database for regions or waterfalls here. Just search for the name of a waterfall, a town, a river or a region.


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Biggest waterfalls by volume in Austria


The largest and most powerful waterfall in Austria is the Krimmler wasserfälle and is fed by a glacier with a surface of 5 km2 called the Krimmler Kees. In the summer months the volume of the Krimmler wasserfälle has an average volume of 5,6m3/sec. In 1987 they even measured a volume of 57,2m3/sec. This is why the Krimmler wasserfälle is one of the most powerful waterfalls on the European mainland.

I am not sure which waterfall comes next as biggest waterfall in Austria. It might be the Grawafall that increase enormous in volume in the summer months and is also fed by a glacier. The Umbalfälle is a waterfall that also can grow into a huge and mighty waterfall. There are a lot of big waterfalls that can be mentioned as one of the biggest waterfalls in Austria, but it needs research to be sure.


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Highest waterfalls in Austria


On Internet the Krimmler wasserfälle is considered to be the highest waterfall of Austria with a total height of 380 meters and three large stages with several small waterfalls in between. But unfortunately the Internet is not always right. The highest waterfall in Austria is the Walcher wasserfall (Schleierfall) near Ferleiten with a total height of 520 meters followed by the Seebachfall near Sulzau with a height of 480 meters. Fortunately the Krimmler wasserfälle is quite a good third highest waterfall of Austria. So the Internet wasn’t completely wrong.

Walcher wasserfall (520 meter)

Seebachfall (480 meter)

Krimmler wasserfälle (380 meter)

Kleinbachfall (360 meter)

Bergaichter wasserfall (260 meter)


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Most beautiful waterfalls in Austria


In most countries, I always doubt what the most beautiful waterfall is but in Austria it easy: the most beautiful waterfall in Austria is definitely the Krimmler wasserfälle. I visited the Krimmler wasserfälle four times and still I would like to return. In summertime it can be very crowded. About 350.000 people visit the waterfall every year.

The Krimmler wasserfälle plunges down over several stages with one even more impressive then the other. There is a nice trail along the waterfall so you don’t have to miss anything. The last part can be a little bit steep but the path is good. Don’t start to late because you can spend a whole day at the Krimmler wasserfälle. The Krimmler wasserfälle is in my top 5 of best waterfalls in Europe, so don’t miss it.

My number two “most beautiful waterfall in Austria” is probably the Stuibenfall near Umhausen. The Stuibenfall is quite powerful in summertime and has a total height of 159 meters. There is a nice trail running along the Stuibenfall with five platforms or viewpoints.

My number three “most beautiful waterfall in Austria” is more difficult. I guess the Grawafall in the Stubaital impressed me. The Grawafall is not only 180 meters high but also 85 meters wide and there are sunbeds at the platform in front of this huge and mighty waterfall.

  1. Krimmler wasserfälle
  2. Stuibenfall
  3. Grawafall

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