History of the Krimml Waterfalls
Of elemental forces, romantic alpine enthusiasts and modern railways
Let’s turn back the wheel of time really far to before the formation of the Central Alps 30 million years ago. The collision of the African and the Eurasian plate releases unbelievable powers, gradually unfolding and pushing up numerous layers lying on top of each another that had formed over the course of several eras. That’s how the so-called “Hohe Tauern window” developed, which allows geologists to read the development of the Alps and its composition by examining its various layers – comparable to a cut through the mountain. This special geological area also contains the brim, which has been hurling down from the Krimmler Ache to the valley as the Krimml Waterfalls to this day.