Stuiben Waterfall: Tyrol’s Highest Waterfall
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As soon as I heard about St uiben Wat erf all, I knew I want ed t o visit it . How could I resist
Tyrol’s highest wat erf all?
Fortunately it was near the Aqua Dome where we were staying and they even arranged our own private guide to visit it.
The hiking path up the waterfall is incredibly well designed. There are several viewing platforms along the way,
providing the best vantage points of the waterfall. Hiking to the top of the waterfall takes less than an hour and nets you
just over 300m elevation gain on a gradual path. We saw lots of families doing it. Just past the waterfall there’s the
Stuiben Restaurant which makes a great rest stop if you’ve worked up an appetite.
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We visited Stuiben Waterfall with a guide, but it’s
very well- marked, so it’s easy to visit on your own.
We also stopped by the Archaeological Open Air
Park, which is en route to the waterfall. The open air
museum shows what life was like in prehistoric
times. It’s more suited to children than to adults.
The climb up Stuiben Waterfall is considered easy
in that it’s not technical so if you are familiar with
Klettersteig (climbing along ropes while in a
harness) you could do this on your own. If not, you
can arrange a guided tour in Umhausen. Travel
t ip: Most stores are closed on Sundays. We tried
to find a place to rent climbing harnesses on
Sunday morning but they were all closed, so get
your gear on Saturday.
There are so many great hikes in the Ötz tal that you
should stay for several days. We stayed at the
nearby AQUA DOME and loved it. Make sure your
stay also includes a Friday night – I think it’s the
most romantic place to spend a Friday night in all of
If you like waterfalls, also be sure to check out
Krimml Waterfall – it’s Austria’s highest waterfall!
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