Sigmund Thun klamm wasserfälle

There are multiple cascades one larger waterfall in the Sigmund Thun klamm (gorge) near Kaprun in the region Tirol, Austria.

From the car park at the “Kraftwerk Informationszentrum” it is a short walk to entrance (small fee required). Almost directly you can enjoy this beautiful gorge, walking on wooden stairs and along several waterfalls. The biggest waterfall has a single drop of appr 20 meter. There is a side path that runs towards/under the waterfall.

The gorge isn’t very big but it looks like one of the nicer gorges I have seen in Austria. In the early ice age, about 14,000 years ago, the Kaprun valley was covered by a huge Glacier. The glacier worked its way down through hard lime and slate rocks. Thousands of years later when the glacier was gone, it left behind a gorge with aa length of 320 meter (32 meter deep).

Since 1938 the Sigmund Thun klamm is a monument and in the early nineties the gorge was opened (again) for public.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About Sigmund Thun klamm wasserfälle

CountryAustria
RegionSalzburg
LocationKaprun
RiverKaprunner ache, Klammsee
Height20-40m
Latitude47.258619
Longitude12.737854
Best visitEarly summer
Rating

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Hirzbachfall 10 km
Walcher wasserfall 12 km
Schleierfall (Ferleiten) 14 km
Leiterfall 23 km
Gössnitzfall 25 km

Find nearby hotels

Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Walcher wasserfall 12 km
Gössnitzfall 25 km
Jungfernsprung 30 km
Staniskabach wasserfall 35 km
Umbalfälle 56 km