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are Austria's highest waterfalls
First of all you should know that this attraction needs a lot of walking uphill and downhill for quite some time in order to see at least a small part of these gigantic waterfalls. You will mostly see just a small part of it and in order to see all of the many cascades at the same time in your photos you have to step up one of the mountains opposite of the falls or even better : take an airplane (e.g. from Zell am See).
Nevertheless it is worth to step up at least to the 2nd viewpoint, the view from there is excellent, but the haze of the water is sometimes taken to the viewpoint by the wind, so take care of your camera and a rain-gear is never really wrong at these waterfalls, even in bright sunshine !
My 2nd photo: Unterer Wasserfall / the lower waterfall
is the easiest access to the waterfalls, you just have to walk almost flat from the entrancegate to the falls. This place shows the waterfalls from below and it has the big disadvantage, that you will have all the dust there as well and from the best places it is simply impossible to make good photos, because you get deeply wet within a short time.
You might find a good place for looking at the waterfalls there, for photography it is a waste of time !
My 4th photo: Riemann Kanzel
Riemann Kanzel in a hight of 1100 meters above sea-level is about 20-30 min. to walk from the entrancegate to the waterfalls.
Riemann Kanzel is the name of the first viewpoint that you will get to, when climbing up the mountain, the way is mostly asphalted, but quite steep and you will need about 20-30 minutes in order to step up to this place, from where you will have a good view of the waterfall and mostly the winds will not blow the dust into your direction.
After 05.00pm the gates of the road are open to be used by everyone without a ticket, this is also done for the hikers who might want to return from mountain-hikes late at night.
My last photo: the ibex / Alpen-Steinbock
The ibex / Alpen-Steinbock is a typical animal of the austrian alps, but you have to step up high into the mountains in order to see one. It is hard to believe what steep slopes they are able to run and jump up and down. I once saw one of them running downhill the steepest slope I ever saw and it was running with full speed for about 500 meters without stopping or stepping into a wrong place, then it stoped and started to eat some grass or herbs.
You will be able to see an Ibex in the Zoos of Schoenbrunn and Salzburg/Hellbrunn or here in Krimml in a sculpture next to the entrancegate of the Krimml waterfalls
Directions: Go to Krimml by train from Zell am See or Mittersill or by daytrip from Salzburg or Innsbruck.Bus #670 from Zell am See is another possibility to go there !
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