(Gössfälle, Gößfälle)

The Gossfalle (Gössfälle) is a great waterfall in the Maltatal near Koschach in the region Kärnten, Austria. The river Gößbach falls down, over several stages, into the river Malta. The total height of the Gossfalle is appr. 122 meters. It is not one big waterfall but a concatenation of several small waterfalls.

The Maltatal is one of my favorite valleys because of the numerous beautiful waterfalls. The Gossfalle is the second highest waterfall in the Maltatal and is easy to access. From the parking lot it is a 2 minute walk to the lower part of the Gossfalle. From there you can walk along the river to the top off the Gossfalle in appr. 30 minutes.

A nice trail leads through the forrest along the river Gössbach and has several viewpoint on different parts of the waterfall. The surrounding is really beautiful with lots of trees and numerous rapids in the river.

If taking pictures you will photograph towards the West. Best time to visit the Fallbachfall is in the morning until early noon.

On the opposite site of the valley you can see the huge Fallbachfall whish is visible from a distance. The river Fallbach drops down vertically over 150 meters and is one of the highest single drop waterfalls in Austria.

We were at theGossfalle in May but that was a little bit to early in the season. There was still a lot of snow on the mountains and the weather was wet and cold. Best season to visit all waterfalls in the Maltatal and the Gossfalle is from june to july when melted snow feeds the Gossbach and the volume of the river increases. Early in the season/wintertime the last part of road into the Maltatal is closed.

Other nice waterfalls in the Maltatal are: FallbachfallHinterer Maralmfall,, Melnikfall and the Schleierfall.

© 8-9th picture Broderick Dyke, Austria

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About Gossfalle

CountryWaterfalls in Austria
Best visitMai-July

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