The Aubachfall is a gorgeous waterfall south of Salzburg, near Voglau/Abtenau in the region Salzburg. From road A10 take the exit Scheffau/Voglau/Abtenau. Just before Voglau the waterfall is located at the left side of the road.
From the road take the exit Voglau until crossing a bridge, turn left. Further on the road there is a sign to the Aubachfall which takes you down a stairs in 5 min. to the fall. It isn’t one of the biggest falls in Austria but very spectacular.
The Aubach flows from a gorge between Egelseehörndl and Einberg. The first step (out of five) plunges down over 15 meters into a basin. After that there are three other steps in a row of 10 meter, then one of 20 meters, then the biggest of 40 meters and the last step is 12 meters high and is a big washed out half cave.
The walls are almost vertical and show suit of slickenside surfaces and the Aubachfall is about 80 meters high and shows a geologically conditioned erosion notch in the hard Trias rock. The Aubachfall allows an exceedingly clear study of the tectonic and stratigraphic construction of this rock to scientists.
© 5-6th picture Broderick Dyke, Austria