Kunerfall

The Kunerfall is one of the many great waterfalls near the Hintertuxer glacier in the region Tirol, Austria. From Zell am Ziller/Mayrhofen road 169 goes to the south. At Finkenberg you have to take road L6 to the Hintertuxer gletscher. At the end of the road there is a big parking lot. From here you can walk several trails. Trail nr 16 (Hintertuxer Almrunde) leads along the Kesselfall (another great waterfall) to the Kunerfall. The walk takes about 20-30 minutes.

The river Grosser Kunerbach has to find its way through a narrow gap in a mountain wall. In summertime, when there is enough melting water, the power of the Kunerfall is clearly visible. You almost feel the water that tries to squeeze through the narrow gap resulting in a beautiful spectacle.

Although the Kunerfall is only 60 meters high, it is quit impressive to see. Most waterfalls fed by melting water from a glacier can swell gigantically. Best time to visit the Kunerfall is in Summertime, with warm weather. The Kunerfall is being fed by melted snow from the Hintertuxer glacier, actually the commercial name for the glaciers Tuxer Ferner and the Riepenkees with a total length of 4 kilometer. All year through it is possible to ski at the Hintertuxer glacier.

The Kunerfall falls towards the northeast. Best time to visit the Kunerfall and taking pictures is in the morning with the sun in the back.

Other great waterfalls in the area are the earlier mentioned Kesselfall/Schraubenfall (near the parking lot) and the Schleierfall.

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About Kunerfall

CountryAustria
RegionTirol
LocationHintertux
RiverGrosser Kunerbach
Height60m
Latitude47.09478
Longitude11.66920
Best visitSummer
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