Umbalfaelle Grossvenediger
Umbalfaelle Grossvenediger

Umbal Waterfalls Water Trail

The first European Water Trail snakes in the surroundings of the Umbal Waterfalls in the High Tauern National Park

Branching off at Matrei in Osttirol towards Prägraten am Grossvenediger, at the head of the Virgental valley you come across a special highlight: the Umbal Waterfalls. In this area, the Isel river is still called Umbal, and transports water of the Umbal Glacier, making it cascade over the rocks. As the water comes from the glacier, the water level fluctuates basing on daytime and season.

The walk starts at the parking space in Ströden (subject to charge), which is also the bus terminal station. From this parking lot you proceed to the Pebell and Islitz Mountain Huts (1,513 m a.s.l.) in 30 minutes. Afterwards, the Umbal Waterfalls Water Trail (Wasserschaupfad Umbalfälle) provides interesting information on the waterfalls on 14 information panels. It was inaugurated in 1976.

At the end of the trail in the High Tauern National Park, there is a stone bridge and a hunter's hut in the rocks, afterwards you walk back to the starting point. The entire European Water Trail can be walked in 1 - 2 hours, and includes 130 m of altitude difference and several platforms. We highly recommend you to wear sturdy shoes, as you come close to the waterfall!

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 27 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 08:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (18/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Admission

Water Trail: free admission

Ströden parking space for a fee
Hinterbichl parking space for free

More information

The Umbal Waterfalls Water Trail stays open only during the summer months from mid-May to mid-October (possible changes because of the weather). Season start 2024 in mid-May.

Horse-drawn carriage rides from the parking space to the path on request: +43 664 9353952.

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