What is the highest waterfall in Central Europe?
Option 1: Rhine Falls
Option 2: Victoria Falls
Option 3: Kjelfossen
Option 4: Krimml
The Hohe Tauern National Park in the province of Salzburg, Austria, is home to the Krimml Waterfalls, Central Europe’s tallest waterfalls. To reach the falls high above the Salzach valley, you must plan for a hike from the southern end of the closest village. This first hike will take about 30 minutes. Here you find the first tier, the Lower Falls. Further along you will reach the Middle Falls, or Regenkanzel, where you can, quite literally, feel the power of the water. It will take about another hour and a half from here to complete your hike to the top of the falls.
Central Europe lies between Eastern Europe and Western Europe.The concept of Central Europe is based on a common historical, social and cultural identity. Central Europe is going through a phase of “strategic awakening”, with initiatives such as the CEI, Centrope and the Visegrád Four. While the region’s economy shows high disparities with regard to income, all Central European countries are listed by the Human Development Index as very highly developed.
The particularly impressive location at the entrance to the valley, the vast volumes of water and an extraordinary waterfall height of 380m over three stages make the Krimml Waterfalls an impressive natural spectacle.
They are also the world’s fifth highest waterfalls.