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Waterfall

Waterfalls are beautiful and unique. Some of them are even more photogenic with the perfect sunlight or need a heavy rainfall to unfold its beauty.

The waterfall and trails are open all year. You have to pay an entrance fee from mid-April/ May until end of October daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. last admission at 4.30 p.m.

An average of 450,000 m³ of water plunges down the falls a day in summer which is 5.6 m³ per second. The waterfall is at its peak late evening due to the midday melted water of the glacier.

Best sunlight for the waterfalls at noon. The waterfall has only a fraction of water in winter.

In winter, you walk at your own risk and it can be a bit difficult to hike to the topmost part; the lowest part is mostly possible. Every Wednesday a guided torch hike is offered at 8.30 p.m. Meeting point is the bandstand in Krimml.

Crowds:
It is a very popular natural spectacle with more than 400.000 visitors each year therefore very crowded at Eastern and in summer – viewer people in the morning. Very special in winter.

AT Austria

This waterfall is a popular year-round attraction in the Swabian Alps. Weekends and summer holiday are overcrowded. It looks like a pilgrims' path even in the evening. The flow of the waterfall is best after rainfall and during the thawing period. The flow can be between 70 and more than 400 liters each second.

In winter the waterfall can freezes which looks terrific. The sunlight is best in the morning, and it is not that busy.

Although there are several car parks, they fill up soon from midday onwards in the summer. The large car park area is called P 23, and the fee is 2 € until 4 p.m. Afterwards parking is for free.

DE Germany

The short walk to Nelson Falls can be done all year. The 30 m high waterfall is at its peak in winter and spring, particularly after heavy rainfall. We visited Nelson Falls once in February and again in November. During summer in February, it was a trickle only, and in November it was a tremendous fall. It was great fun to watch these falls again although I became utterly wet from the spray. It was freezing cold below 10 °C. It's an unforgettable experience in winter and spring despite the cold temps.

Weather Details

The Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park has a wet oceanic climate and is the wettest area in Tasmania. The “driest” month is February followed by January and March. In summer the temps are about 20 °C, records are over 30 °C but can also drop below 10 °C. During winter, it can drop below zero. The wettest months are May to October. However, be prepared when traveling to the west; expect rain!

AU Australia

Best light for the waterfall in the morning.

Saarburg is very popuplar for visitors from France and Luxembourg. If possible avoid weekends.

DE Germany

Golden hour is the best time to visit about an hour before sunset and an hour after sunrise are great for photos because it's the best lighting. Mid day is great for those who wanna get wet during the summer under the falls.

US United States

Crowds:
Best months and low season are May and June - fewer people. If there isn't any cruise ship in Roseau harbour it is best from December until April, the "dry season". Avoid weekends.

Climate:
The dry season last from December until April/May. This is also the peak tourist and cruise ship season. Anyway rain can always occur. Rainy season from June until November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods. The climate is humid tropical. The driest month is March and the wettest is August.

DM Dominica