The Krimmler falls are the highest waterfalls in Europe and absolutely worth a visit. I can even advise to take a detour especially for this visit !The Krimmler falls exist out of 3 consecutive waterfalls. Getting a view at the 3 of them together is only possible when you get up the mountains in front of them or when you drive over the...more
The park WasserWunderWelt is an good combination of education and fun.In the House of water (main picture - left building + pic. 2) you can perform some experiments with/about water.In a 3D-presentation you can follow the route that the water has travelled from the high peaks of the Hohe Tauern to all the way don forming the Krimmler falls. These...more
The top (= oberer) waterfall is with its 145 metres the highest one of the 3 falls.When you follow the scenic path behind Gasthof Schönangerl, you are at the bottom of the top fall.When you want to reach "the top of the top", you have to walk the last part of the Wasserfallweg, which is quite steep at this last part. It's steep, but not in a way...more
The middle (= mittlerer) waterfall takes a 100 metres dive from Schönangerlboden.When walking up the scenic path, which is quite well asphalted but sometimes a little steep, you first pass by Riemann Kanzel (1100 m high), Regen Kanzel (1150 m), Sendtner Kanzel (1170 m), Jung Kanzel (1215 m), Jagasprung (1220 m) and Bergersteig (1245 m). At most of...more
If possible, you should definitely walk up to the top of the falls - even though it is steep most of the way (but a good, smooth path). You see so much going up which you do not see going down only. It took us about 2 hours going up and about 1 hour going down, include bathroom and ice cream stops - and we weren't really in shape. If it's a warm...more
The Gerlos Alpine Road is a 12km long panorama road that goes from Krimml up to the Gerlos pass and further on to the Zillertal (Ziller valley). There’s a car park about half way up from where you have a great view on the waterfalls of Krimml. The pass ist at about 1600m, and from there it goes down into a nice high valley (1200m), passing the...more
The waterfalls of Krimml are really impressive. When you come down the Gerlos Alprine road, you already get a good impression how high they are. The water falls down in several steps, and with a drop of 380m they are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world, and the highest in Europe. A nice hiking path goes up along the waterfalls in many...more
The Wonder World of Water, that’s the House of Water (exhibition some hands-on experiments and information about water & the waterfalls), the “Aqua Park” (little park with some more hands-on experiments) and a multivisons cinema . The exhibition wasn’t large but interesting and the hands-on exhibitions (like the silent water jet) where well done....more
Welcome to the European highest Waterfalls.These waterfalls have a drop of 380 meters, and that makes them the fifth highest waterfalls in the world.The hiking trail, built by the Austrian Alpine Association, will bring you very close to this natural spectacle.The 4 km trail has a lot of vantage points and platforms. In about 10-15 minutes walk...more
Oberkrimml 79, Krimml, A-5743, Austria
Good for: Families
A family-run hotel with cosily furnished rooms, most of which look out onto the famous Krimml...more
Number 18, Krimml, A-5743, Austria
Good for: Couples
Sconangerl Restaurant is a busy place where lots of tourists gather after climbing up the steep path. Here you will find lots of outdoor seating on two levels, they also have indoor seating although I did notice when I went inside to powder my nose (this convenience is spot on for cleanliness) it was empty. Due to the presence of many tourists -...more
Honestly, we passed it by first and wanted to go to the more professional (=commercial) looking Hölzlahneralm but because of the heavy rain just setting in, it was so crowded that we decided to go back. After about five minutes alone with the two girls taking care of the hut, a huge group of loud Germans arrived and we got a taste of that too....more
After hiking for several hours, it's great to sit down at the Tauernhaus for a snack or some coffee. The place was first mentioned in the year 1389 and is located at 1631m/5350ft above sea level. Unfortunately, they are aware of their great reputation and can have an attitude at times. It's not cheap either, but the best thing about them is the...more
There is a nice restaurant next to the Hanke souvenir shop at the entrance of Krimml Waterfalls (unfortunately I cannot remember it's name, but there is only one restaurant there anyway). If you are sitting in the open space outside, you can have a good view of Krimml Waterfalls while having your food and drinks. My wife and I took a rest here, and...more
The food is simply but well made - sizeable sandwiches with salads, or local cuisine are all to be recommended. The Sonnenterrasse is sheltered and great to sit on and enjoy the fresh air by the falls. It gets quite busy in summer, but is nevertheless still worth a visit to. Toasted sandwiches with a side salad hit the spot nicely - especially...more
From late June through early September, the Anton Wallner Musikkapelle plays a concert every Friday night at 8pm in the Pavillon. They are joined by the local follk dance group (either the children or the adult group). Two helpful ladies sell chocolates and Schnaps shots for a Euro each and you can purchase more snacks and drinks at the counters in the back.
Dress Code: Coats and blankets for colder nights! They put cushions on the benches.
When you want to see the majestic Krimmler waterfalls up close but you can't (or don't feel like) walking the scenic Wasserfallweg, you can "cheat" a bit !All along the main road you can find these mini-buses that take you up to Gasthof Schönangerl of even further if you want. We've used this service once to get to the Krimmler Tauernhaus, which is...more
You can take bus or train from Zell am See to Krimml (you can buy the ticket in the train, € 9,90 including the bus to the waterfall, weekend special € 19 for up to 3 People. The Train is every hour about 1.25 hours, the bus is a Little faster but only every second hour.You can go from Kitzbühel and from Lienz with a Change of bus in Mittersill to...more
We travelled to Krimml from the Tyrol region into the Salzburg region - a fairly long bus journey. I was kept well entertained watching the live video link of the road ahead. The journey takes you through the Gerlos Alpenstrabbe - a beautiful, scenic route through the countryside. Our coach tour which we booked through our hotel cost 30 euros for...more
The souvenir shop also doubles as a restaurant featuring local food products. Here you can buy rather kitchy souvenires such as little teddies dressed in Austrian traditional dress and lots more kiddy stuff. They also have some souvenirs aimed at us adults like fridge magnets and the like - but quite frankly more or less just tat. Since we had two...more
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To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. Choose from 10-day, 2-month and annual tax discs.The penalty for not displaying a disc is €120 for cars and €65 for motorcycles. They are sold at border crossings, fuel stations and post offices.€7,50 for 10 days€22 for 2 months€70 or so for a yearmore
Although the trails of Krimml Waterfalls are well paved and marked, you need to go up a slope so you must be mentally prepared, especially if you want to go all the way up to the upper falls which may take 4-5 hours. However, you can rest along the way and there are benches. Also, at some of the lookout points, be prepared to get a bit wet because...more
It should go without saying - wear sensible shoes - trainers are good or walking boots.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I always pack some hand sanitizer - a perfect way to keep your hands clean without the need for water or towels.
Photo Equipment: As well as your camera and photo chips take some tissues - they come in useful to dry your camera lense which does get a bit wet here.
Miscellaneous: Seeing all that fresh water will constantly remind you of a need for water - take some with you - I did get used to drinking luke warm water but have found out you can now get water bottles with a removable centre ice stick - very handy for keeping the water cool.
During the walk from the bus stop to the entrance of Krimml Waterfalls, after the underpass just below the road, there is a small stream and you will see an interesting small water wheel with two colourful figurines on them (see photo). Also, there are more figurines of cartoon characters on the other side of the path (see photos). Very interesting...more
Once the water reaches the bottom of Krimml Waterfalls, it will flow as a river pass the town of Krimml into the surrounding valley. During the bus journey there, you should be able to see this river flowing next to towns and farmland. Also, the river can be seen clearly at the lower falls, especially the biggest and most impressive falls right at...more
Most of the people who visited Krimml will go directly to the Krimml Waterfalls. For those of you who have more time to spare, you can consider visiting the small town of Krimml which is located about 10-20 minutes walk from the waterfalls. Due to time constraint, I did not visit Krimml but did manage to pass by this town during my bus journey to...more
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...more
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