RS Oetztal Niederthai Stuibenfall
RS Oetztal Niederthai Stuibenfall

Stuiben Waterfall

The largest waterfall of Tyrol is located in Umhausen, close to Längenfeld in North Tyrol.

The Stuiben Waterfall (Stuibenfall, in German) 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.

The Stuiben Waterfall Round Tour (Stuibenfall Rundwanderweg) starts at the Bischoffsplatz parking space and takes visitors in approx. 30 minutes - overcoming 700 steps - to the impressive waterfall. This path leads also past a pending bridge and has been awarded with the Tyrolean seal of quality "Tiroler Bergwege-Gütesiegel". The Stuibenfallhütte mountain hut, located some 150 metres higher, can be reached in a 50-minutes walk. However, those who are really daring can try the 450 metres long family-frienly fixed rope route near the waterfall.

In winter the Stuiben Waterfall, which is beautifully illuminated on Wednesdays all year round, is completely frozen. By the way: studies of the Paracelsus Private University of Salzburg prove that the pulmonary function of people suffering from sports asthma can be increased up to 58% if they spend 1 hour for 2-3 weeks close to the waterfall.

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The Stuiben Waterfall is illuminated all-year-round on Wednesdays. From mid-June there are guided lantern walks to the illuminated waterfall.

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