The Gainfeld wasserfall is a nice waterfall in the town Bischofshofen in the region Salzburg, Austria. The Gainfeld wasserfall is directly located next to the famous ski jumping tower of Bischofshofen. Bischofshofen is famous because of the annual 4 schanzen tournament for ski jumpers.
From the center of Bischofshofen a trail leads you in ten minutes to the Gainfeld wasserfall which lies in a protected area. The river Gainfeldbach plunges down over 50 meters below the ruins of Pongowe (around 1200 A.C. the Counts of Pongowe, the then ruling family, lived there). Because of the humidity in the air, the environment is known as a healthy climate zone.
The Gainfeld wasserfall can be a powerful waterfall and is then certainly worthwhile to visit. Best season to visit the Gainfeld wasserfall is late spring or early summer when melted snow feeds the river Gainfeldbach.
Best time to visit the Gainfeld wasserfall is late in the morning. When taking pictures you will photograph towards the southwest.
© pictures Broderick Dyke, Austria