At 159m/522ft, Stuibenfall is the highest waterfall in Tyrol. The natural spectacle not only provides pleasant refreshment on a hot day, it is also scientifically proven to enhance the health of your respiratory system. You can get to the waterfalls over 700 steps and a pendant bridge, past five viewing platforms that boast fantastic views into the chasm.
Brave visitors can even blimb the waterfalls, and traverse it on hardly visible tightropes. The family-friendly climbing path leads you right past the cascading water masses, and can also be done accompanied by an experienced and proved mountain guide. During the summer, guided lantern hikes take place at night. Gasthof Stuibenfall takes care of your culinary needs, and serves Tyrolean treats with a beautiful waterfal view.
When the glaciers of the ice age disappeared from the valley 9,800 years ago, they left behind a landscape of debirs and rocks. The permafrost thawed, causing two thirds of the mountain to break loose and fall into the valley. These rocks blocked the Horlach stream's way, and, finding a new way down to the valley, it created the Stuibenfall waterfalls.
How to get there
Stuibenfall is located in the Tyrolean Ötztal valley, near Umhausen. From Innsbruck, take motorway A12, which you leave at exit 123/ Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards, follow the Ötztal B-road to Umhausen, and follow the signs pointing to Stuibenfall.
From Bischofsplatz car park, a one hours' hike takes you to the foot of the waterfalls. The path is suitable for children and strollers as well. If you want to start at the dop, drive to Gasthof Stuibenfall.