The largest waterfall of Tyrol is located in Umhausen, close to Längenfeld in North Tyrol.
The Stuiben waterfall in Umhausen in the Oetztal valley is the largest waterfall in Tyrol, featuring a length of 159 m and two cascades. The history of this waterfall dates back about 8,000 years, when a huge rock avalanche changed the natural course of the river and also made emerge the 159 m high Stuiben waterfall, which represents an impressive natural phenomenon for adults and children.
The Horlachbach river rises at the foot of the Zwieselbach, Larstig and Grastal glaciers and empties into the Oetztaler Ache river. Its course is really impressive and it can be explored in a exciting walk. Five different platforms provide breathtaking insights into the great natural landscape. The walk on the circular route which leads visitors in approx. 30 minutes to the impressive waterfall, is a great experience. This path has been awarded with a seal of approval.
However, those who are really daring can climb the highest waterfall of Tyrol via fixed rope route of medium difficulty. Starting point is the parking space at the Oetzi Village in Umhausen, from where a path takes you to where the fixed rope route gets started. An experience for adrenaline junkies! In winter the waterfall is completely frozen.
Where: Umhausen, Oetztal valley
Starting point: the parking space at the Oetzi Village
Peculiarities: the largest waterfall of Tyrol