The Gössnitzfall or Gößnitz wasserfall is a superb waterfall near Winkl-Heiligenblut in the region Kärnten, Austria.
What a surprise, this waterfall. After visiting the Jungfernsprung I had some time left. Without expectations I visited the Gössnitzfall (Gößnitz wasserfall) and it became the highlight of my short stay (because of the bad weather) in Austria. In a gorgeous environment this waterfall thunders down with such a power, you will be impressed.
From Winklern near Heiligenblut there is a parking lot from where you have to walk on an unpaved road until the trail begins. I choose the right side of the road. After a short walk (stay near the river) you have the first view on the fall), but you can’t see the waterfall totally. Cross the river and walk a little bit back until there is a sign viewpoint. Climb up and there is a magnificent view on the fall. You will get wet!
It took me about 30 minutes to reach the Gössnitzfall (Gößnitz wasserfall). The river Gossnitzbach plunges down with great force over 80 meters. The gap between the rocks is very narrow and the water tries to find its way to the valley with great power.
The Gössnitzfall (Gößnitz wasserfall) is situated in the woods and the sun had difficulties to find its way to the waterfall. Best time to visit the Gössnitzfall (Gößnitz wasserfall) is midday. The water of the Gossnitbach falls towards the north in a sort of curve in the mountainside. Best season to visit the Gössnitzfall (Gößnitz wasserfall) is late spring or early summer, maybe also after heavy rainfall.
There are several other gorgeous waterfalls nearby but the Jungfernsprung in Heiligenblut is the most beautiful one, don’t miss it.