The largest waterfall of Tyrol - featuring 159 metres - is located in Umhausen, close to Längenfeld
The Stuiben Waterfall (Stuibenfall) in Umhausen is the largest waterfall in Tyrol, featuring a length of 159 metres 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 Horlachbach river, and made emerge the 159 m high Stuiben Waterfall. Today, it is beautifully illuminated on Wednesdays.
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 waterfall. This path leads also past a pending bridge and has been awarded with the Tyrolean seal of quality for hiking paths. The Stuibenfall Mountain Hut is located some 150 metres higher. However, those who are really daring can try the 450 metres long family-frienly fixed rope route near the waterfall.
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. In winter, the Stuiben Waterfall, which plunges from the rocks with an average of 610 litres of water per second, is completely frozen.
Stuiben Waterfall and Waterfall Round Tour freely accessible
lantern hike (on reservation):
€ 10.00 adults
€ 10.00 young people (15-18 years)
free for children up to 14 years
free with the Niederthai Card
In summer 2023, the Stuiben Waterfall is illuminated every Wednesday from 8 pm till midnight, guided lantern hikes to the waterfall are offered from mid-June to early October, every Wednesday at 8.30 pm (meeting point: tourist information Umhausen or Niederthai), reservation needed.
Guided lantern hikes to the waterfall are offered also in winter, from December to April.