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Krimml Achental

Discover the longest and highest valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park

The Krimml Achental is one of the most beautiful valleys, the region has to offer. Not “only” the world-famous Krimml waterfalls are located here, but also the one or other hiking or mountain tour awaits you. Discover the Krimml Achental valley in a more leisurely and easy way or in a more demanding way.

Things to know

The Krimml Achental, which extends above the Krimml Waterfalls, is the longest and highest valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The valley is rather flat and wide. Numerous Swiss stone pine stands can be admired on the slopes.

There are also 2 side valleys, the Reinbach and Windbach valleys. At the end of the valley, you will see the wildly jagged slope glacier of the Krimmler Kees, where the Krimmler Ache also rises..


  • Reichenspitze (3.303 m)
  • Spaten (3.042 m)
  • Glockenkarkopf (2.811 m)
  • Dreiherrnspitze (3.499 m)
  • Simonyspitze (3.481 m)
  • Maurerkeesköpfe (3.311 m)
  • Gamsspitzl (2.888 m)
  • Schlieferspitze (3.290 m)


  • via Rainbachscharte (2,724 m) to the Zittauer Hütte
  • via Rosskarscharte (2,689 m) to the Zittauer Hütte
  • via Gamsscharte (2,972 m) to the Plauener Hütte (2,363 m)
  • via Windbachscharte (2,697 m) from Richter Hütte to Warnsdorfer Hütte
  • via the Krimmler Tauern (2,633 m) to the Birnlückenhütte (2,441 m/Italy)
  • via Birnlücke (2,665 m) to the Birnlücken Hütte


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