Krimml - The waterfalls
The Krimml Waterfalls is the only Austrian landmark to receive the European parliament's Nature Preservation Diploma in 1967. They've been a popular destination for scientists and tourists for the longest time. They plummet over three stages, dropping a total of 380 meters. A well maintained viewing trail follows the length of the falls and then continues into the Krimml River Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of the national park. This is a paradise for hikers and climbers. The Krimml River Valley is one of the most beautiful high valleys of the Hohe Tauern National Park with a total length of 19km. It's approximately a 6-hour walk from Krimml to the southern end of the Krimml River Valley, the site of the source of the Krimml River by the glacier of the same name. The river runs through primarily level Alpine meadows until, at an elevation of 1,470 meters, it plunges as a waterfall into the valley below.