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Excursion to the Krimml Waterfalls in Pinzgau

Experience the elemental power of water in the mountains

Deep in the Innergebirg in the Salzburg region, at the border to Tyrol, you will find the town of Krimml and with it, the wonderful landmark of the Pinzgau: the roaring Krimml Waterfalls. Hike close to the flowing water cascading hundreds of meters and experience the refreshing effect of this elemental power.

With a drop height of 380 metres in three drop levels, the Krimml Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in all of Austria. Where the Krimmler Ache river swirls down through the woods, a steeply climbing hiking path runs upwards for visitors. Part of the route runs so close to the water that the spray wets the skin – a welcome refreshment on hot days. The finely atomised water even has a proven positive effect on the health. The high concentration of negative ions near the waterfall stimulates the immune system, frees stressed airways and reduces complaints among allergy suffers and asthmatics.

The roaring of the water is joined by fabulous views that get better as you climb higher. Many observation platforms provide rest, photo opportunities and a view to enjoy.

The Krimml Waterfalls
The famous Krimml Waterfalls - just two hours away

Hike along the waterfall

From the car park, you can reach the first waterfall in approx. 10-15 minutes. For the entire route to the uppermost waterfall, you will need approx. 75 minutes. At the top, the path joins the Krimmler Achental, which spreads out before you in vast beauty and invites you to continue your hike.

Waterworlds – Exhibition about the Krimml Waterfalls

Admission to the Waterworlds in the visitor centre is included in the ticket. The exhibition offers plenty of amusements, from interactive adventure worlds to experiment stations. Children and parents also enjoy the open-air area, where a playground and a Kneipp station await. The restaurant with panorama terrace also offers typical Pinzgau dishes and drinks to restore your energy.

Opening hours

The Krimml Waterfalls can be visited daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May to October. You should allow at least two hours to arrive there from Salzburg.

Hotel Scherer in the heart of Salzburg is especially suitable for a sightseeing holiday in the city of Mozart, during which you should plan one or other excursion into the surrounding area.

In your city hotel, you can relax in cosy double rooms after your sightseeing trips, also suitable for families and in the hotel's own outdoor dining area. We will be happy to give you tips on how to plan your holiday and are already looking forward to receiving your non-binding request at Hotel Scherer!