The Foissbachfall is the third waterfall in the Obersulzbachtal near Wald im Pinzgau in the region Tirol, Austria.
To reach the Foissbachfall you have to drive to the parking lot Hopffeldboden in Sulzau, paid parking but there is no admission for the park. From here the trail into the Obersulzbachtal starts.
A long time ago we tried to bike into the Obersulzbachtal, but the trail was very steep, so we returned to the car….
July 2022 I made a second attempt. This time by foot, without any preparation. The road goes steeply up and my muscles had some difficulties. Nevertheless I went on my legs get used to the steep trail. On the way a taxi went by. I have read that there is also a taxi is going into the Obersulzbachtal to the end of the valley. The trail is open from May to October.
After exactly 40 minutes I reached the first viewpoint on the Seebachfall and after 60 minutes I reached the Gamseckfall not far from the Berndlalm. From the Berndlalm it is a short walk to the Foissbachfall. Not a very impressive waterfall, certainly not in July when there is little water in the river.
For the real hikers, you can go on for another 2-2,5 hours to the Sulzsee at an altitude of 2204 meters and a beautiful view on one the highest mountains of Austria the Grossvenediger.
Nice to mention is that at the other side of the mountain the most powerful waterfall of Austria, the Krimmler wasserfalle is falling down. The Krimmler wasserfall and the Seebachfall share the same source for the flow of their watercourse!
Nearby there are several other nice waterfalls that can be visited. In the same valley (Obersulzbachtal) the Gamseckfall is falling down, almost in front of the Seebachfall. A little bit deeper in the valley the Foissbachfall can be visited and in the valley next to the Obersulzbachtal there is the amazing Untersulzbachfall (also called Sulzbachfall) with a single drop of 110 meters. Last but not least you have to visit the earlier mentioned Krimmler wasserfalle, the most powerful waterfall in Austria and one of the mightiest waterfalls in Europe.
From the Poschalm you will have a good view on the Foissbachfall which has a height of appr. 40 meters. Best time to visit the Foissbachfall is in the morning. When you take pictures you will photograph towards the northwest (from the Poschalm). Best season to visit the Foissbachfall is the early summer, maybe late spring.
The Foissbachfall is maybe a waterfall that people won’t notice. Just before you arrive at the Foissbachfall there is the Seebachfall, one of the highest waterfall in Austria with a height over 300 meters with quit a respectable volume.