JungfernsprungThe Jungfernsprung wasserfall or Zoppenitzenbachfall is a spectacular waterfall in the region Kärnten. The Jungfernsprung wasserfall (Zoppenitzenbachfall) is located south of Heiligenblut along road 107 (Grossglocknerstrasse) at the west side of the valley. But don’t worry, you can’t miss this tall waterfall. When driving on road 107 you can see the Jungfernsprung wasserfall (Zoppenitzenbachfall) from a far distance.

The Jungfernsprung wasserfall is a beautiful waterfall which is easy to reach. You don’t have to make any effort for a good view, from the parking you already have e a good view on the Jungfernsprung.

From the parking you walk up to the base of the waterfall. The path goes up but after 10 minutes you have the best view!

An even  better view you have on the other side of the valley, when driving up the mountain a little bit.

The Jungfernsprung wasserfall drops down from the mountains in 3 stages over 130 meters, but can be considered as one big drop. Early summer the Jungfernsprung wasserfall can be very powerful and is at that moment one of the best waterfalls to visit in Austria.

I visited the Jungfernsprung wasserfall three times: years ago in May, in 2015 in August and in 2022 in July. The first pictures show a low volume and a little bit of snow. The last pictures are better but June must be the best month to visit the Jungfernsprung wasserfall.

Best daytime to visit the Jungfernsprung wasserfall is in the morning with the sun in the back.

There is saga about the Jungfernsprung wasserfall: A young girl (virgin) lived on the mountainside and was on the run from the devil. Suddenly she ended at a vertical rock wall. In desperation, she jumps off the cliff and is carried down by angels, surviving the fall unharmed. The name of the waterfall is derived from this saga: Jungfern and sprung. This means a young virgin woman that jumps.

Nearby, a little to the south, near Dollach you will find another beautiful waterfall, the Gartl wasserfall. One of my favorite waterfall of Austria is located a little north near Heiligenblut. The Gossnitzfall (or Gossnitz wasserfall), an extremely powerful waterfall you have to visit!

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About Jungfernsprung

Best visitEarly summer

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