Finsterbachfälle

(Schleierfall, Kesselfall, Finsterbachfall)

The Finsterbachfälle is a waterfall at the Ossiacher see near the town Sattendorf in the region Kärnten, Austria.

The river Finsterbach cascades down from the Gerlitzen, a mountain with a height 0f 1909 meters. Melted water feeds the Finsterbachfälle and creates three major drops called Schleierfall, Kesselfall and Finsterbachfall.

The three waterfalls of the Finsterbachfälle are located in the lower part of the river. From Sattendorf a road called “wasserfallweg” leads to the Finsterbachfälle and a trail leads to all 3 waterfalls and is 1,5 kilometers long (appr 60 minutes roundtrip). The last waterfall, the Schleierfall is situated at an altitude of 775 above sealevel and is the highest waterfall with a singel drop of 34 meters..

I have seen several figures about the height but all the waterfalls Schleierfall, Kesselfall and Finsterbachfall are about 20 -30 meters high.

The Finsterbachfälle is low volume waterfall and best be visited at midday when the sun shines on the Finsterbachfälle. Best season is probably late spring-early summer

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About Finsterbachfälle

CountryAustria
RegionKärnten
LocationSattendorf-Ossiacher see
RiverFinsterbach
Height78m
Latitude46.66809
Longitude13.91980
Best visitLate spring-early summer
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