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Waterfall viewing platforms

Waterfall viewing platforms

Powerful places in Pitztal: waterfall viewing platforms

More than 50 waterfalls tumble from steep rock giants into the valley in Pitztal

Your “box seats” in nature… 

There are four accessible viewing platforms built from local wood by Pitztal carpenters. They offer a truly unique “box seat” to view these impressive natural spectacles. 

These four waterfalls are undoubtedly among the most impressive in the whole of Tyrol: 
 

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 Newly built observation platforms at the foot of the Pitztal mountains
Newly built observation platforms at the foot of the Pitztal mountains
 Fantastic panoramic view in the Pitztal
Fantastic panoramic view in the Pitztal
Unique view accompanied by roaring waterfalls
Unique view accompanied by roaring waterfalls
Hike for the whole family to the observation platforms
Hike for the whole family to the observation platforms

Bichler waterfall

Bichler waterfall is the landmark of St Leonhard’s village “Bichl”. The best way to explore this waterfall in Tyrol with its viewing platform built in 2013, is on a one-and-a-half-hour long circular hike. Starting point for this hike is the bus stop “Enger”. From there, initially follow the tarmac road in the direction of the waterfall, then a winding forest road will take you to a point just below the viewing platform. For the last 50 metres to the platform you will have to climb a short, steep but easy trail. Once on the platform, you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the Kaunergrat ridge with the rugged peak of the Rofelewand. On your return, follow the same route Initially, then turn left in the direction of Ronach/Enger straight after the bridge at the bend. After a short walk on the country road cross the river Pitze before reaching the Hotel Alpenhof and follow the valley hiking trail back to your starting point at the bus stop. 

Pfitschebach waterfall

The Pfitsche river has its source just below the impressive Rofelewand (3,353 m) and Gsallkopf (3,277 m) peaks on the Kaunergrat ridge. This Tyrolean waterfall is fed by the glaciers and continues to flow through vibrant green mountain meadows, past the idyllic Tiefental Alm, before thundering down deep into the valley overlooking the hamlet Eggenstall. The viewing platform, also known as “pulpit”, can be reached on an easy 20 minute walk wearing sturdy shoes, starting from the hiking car park in Eggenstall and following a shaded steep forest path.

Söllberg waterfall

The platform of the Söllberg waterfall is the most recent addition and perhaps the most impressive overall of the four waterfall viewing platforms in Pitztal. At the entrance of St Leonhard, overlooking the hamlet Wiese the Söllbach stream gushes down deep over several steps. The platform can be accessed via Wiese on a 30 minute walk and due to its impressive construction towering high above the rushing alpine brook, offers fascinating views of this natural spectacle. Tip: Ideally, a visit to the Söllberg waterfall can be combined with a hike to the catered mountain hut Söllbergalm or walking on the Alois Gabl circular route through the wild and romantic Kitzgarten gorge.

Stuiben waterfall

In Pitztal dialect “Stuiben” means “spraying” – and that is exactly what happens to the water of the Stuiben brook when it tumbles down into the valley over several cascades. With a total height of 160 metres the Stuiben waterfall, which has its source high up the nature preserve Riegetal, is one of the highest waterfalls of Tyrol. The platform directly next to the waterfall can be reached on a hike starting from Gasthof Schön in the identically named hamlet on the Pitztal country road. From there, initially walk along the forest path in the direction of Stuiben waterfall, then a steep path forks off to the left and takes you all the way to the waterfall. Daring visitors to the waterfall can cool off by dipping their feet in the crystal clear water of this mountain brook! 

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