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Krimml Waterfalls

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  • Saftige Almwiesen und urige Hütten sind unsere Wegbegleiter im Krimmler Achental.
    Saftige Almwiesen und urige Hütten sind unsere Wegbegleiter im Krimmler Achental.
    Photo: Tourismusverband Krimml, Tourismusverband Krimml
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Distance 12.3 km
4:00 h
715 m
158 m
1,630 m
1,063 m
From the foot of the natural monument Krimmler Wasserfälle we hike to some lookout pulpits and through the Achental valley to the Tauernhaus. 30 three-thousand-metre peaks accompany us along the way.

Our starting point, Krimml, lies in the first south-west of the province of Salzburg at an altitude of 1076 m and is known above all for its waterfalls, the highlight of our hike. An old Salzburg folk tale tells us that spirits live in the large waterfall that cascades down in majestic beauty near Krimml. Many a hiker has seen them playing their sinister game over the roaring waters.“ The village was first mentioned in a document in 1224 as „Miterdorf in der Khrumbe“, the name derives from the Krimmler Ache river. Krimml was also the most important starting point for the crossing of the Hohe Tauern to Italy, as the municipal area borders on South Tyrol. The most famous border peak is the 3499 m high Dreiherrnspitze, on the slope of which the Krimmler Ache also rises from the Krimmler Klees glacier gate. The river flows through the Achental valley, passing numerous alpine pastures and the 600-year-old Tauernhaus and then plunges 380 m in three stages before reaching the village of


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Fabian Ritter
September 06, 2016 · Community
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