Hinanger Wasserfall

Hinanger wasserfallThe Hinanger wasserfall is a series of small cascades with one large drop of 17 meter. The Hinanger wasserfall is located east of the village of Hinang, near Oberstdorf, in the region Bayern, Germany. The waterfall is not far from the Deutsche Alpenstrasse, one of the most scenic routes in Germany.

From Sonthofen take the road to Altstadten and to Hinang. The road runs paralel to road 19 to Oberstdorf. There are no signs for the Hinanger wasserfall but take the exit to Hinang centre. I used my gps because there aren’t any signs pointing to the Hinanger wasserfall. Once you have arrived at the trailhead there are several parking spots along the road. Once you know where the trailhead is, it is easy to find the waterfall.

The path is signed although it is very clear where to go to. The walk is very scenic and the path goes slightly up but is easy to do. Soon, after 10-15 min, you see the river Hinanger bach cascading down with in the background the big drop.

Hinanger wasserfall

When standing on the bridge in front of the Hinanger wasserfall you realize how beautiful this waterfall it is. It is not only the water that thunders down but it also the moss that covers the surrounding, the bizarre shapes of the rocks and the water that drips down everywhere.
I am sure the pictures doesn’t represent the real beauty of the waterfall. You have to visit the waterfall yourself before you know what I mean.

I though that the waterfall I visited earlier that day where the most beautiful ones in the Allgäu region (Bayern), but for good and gorgeous picture you have to go to the Hinanger wasserfall!!! You won’t be disappointed. Although I don’t know how the waterfall looks like in summertime. I was at the Hinanger wasserfall end of April 2019.

4 thoughts on “Hinanger Wasserfall

  • 11 July 2020 at 08:00

    Das kann ich nur bestätigen. Klein, aber sehr reizvoll. Immer wieder gerne.

  • 11 July 2020 at 09:28

    Klein und fein wollte ich schreiben 😊

  • 25 January 2023 at 15:21


    ich möchte wissen, ob momentan der Wanderweg bei dem Hinanger Wasserfall begehbar ist.

    Wie kommt man am besten dahin von dem Fischner Bahnhof?

    Ist es für Jugendliche bzw. Anfänger gefährlich?

    Vielen dank,
    Stanislao Macarone Palmieri

    • 27 January 2023 at 09:05

      I am afraid I don’t live near the Hinanger wasserfall. It is now wintertime so it can be that there is to much snow to reach the waterfall. Without the snow it is an easy walk, also for children, but you always have to be careful. You can contact the tourist information office to get more details.


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About Hinanger Wasserfall

LocationHinang, Oberstdorf
RiverHinanger bach
Best visitSpring-early summer

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