Germany is one of the largest countries in Europe. Although famous as a tourist destination, many visitors do not know how beautiful its waterfalls are. Even the tourists visiting from nearby European countries like Austria or Netherlands often miss a chance to explore the waterfalls in Germany. Some of the waterfalls such as the ones in Bayern region are considered the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.
Top 5 Waterfalls In Germany
Germany attracts a lot of tourists every year. Here’s a list of the top waterfalls in Germany that are frequented by tourists, no matter which time of the year it is:
1. Triberger Waterfall
Deutschlands höchste Wasserfälle or Triberger Wasserfälle is the highest waterfall in Germany. It is located in Triberg which is the perfect base for exploring waterfalls in the area. You can find a lot of affordable restaurants and hotels in this area. The Burgbach Waterfall which is located close to Triberger Waterfall is more photogenic but still not among the most famous ones. The Burgbach waterfall majestically falls from the height of 32 meters in a dark forest. While walking down the forest lane, it will give you the feeling of living in a fairytale.
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2. Todtnauer Waterfall
With a height of 97 meters, Todnauer waterfall is among the tallest waterfalls in Germany. Its beauty will entice you to the location. The amazing view from the bottom of this waterfall will amaze you to the core. You can easily walk up along the waterfall. You can also explore Rheinfall at Schaffhausen located in Switzerland which can be done only on a day visit from Schwarzwald, Germany. Still feel there can be more to explore in this area? Choose the Menzenschwander wasserfälle to visit which has a small but very calming walk.
How to reach: There are two nearby airports Hof-Plauen Airport and Erfurt Airport which are 182 and 45 km away from Schwarzwald respectively. You can reach Schwarzwald by road from both the locations. From Hof-Plauen Airport it will take approx 2 hours and from Erfurt Airport it will take 40 minutes.
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3. Somerhalder Waterfall
The Harz is a 110 kilometer long and 30-40 kilometer wide mountain range. The highest point of the Harz is mount Brocken which is approx 1142 meters. It is located in regions Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen southeast of Hannover. In this area, the most popular and the highest waterfall is Somerhalder Waterfall that stands tall at the height of 64 meters. It has some amazing sights which you can explore.
How to reach: There is no major city nearby Harz. The closest airports are in Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt, and Leipzig. From these airports, you can either take a bus or travel by rental car. Trains to the Harz run from Halberstadt, Goettingen, Kassel, and Hannover.
4. Berchtesgadener Alpen
If you are looking for the most beautiful waterfalls of Germany, Alps is a winner in every aspect. The German Alps are divided into two parts that are the Western part popularly known as Baden Württemberg and the Eastern part which is commonly famous as Bayern. On the west side of the mountain range, you will find locations like Allgäu (Allgäuer Alpen), Chiemgau (Chiemgauer Alpen) and in the national park Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgadener Alpen) which have the best waterfalls. The Berchtesgadener Alpen is quite famous among the tourists when it comes to waterfalls in Germany.
How to reach: Almost every town in the Alps has direct train connectivity from Munich and it runs multiple times as well. Alternatively, you can go via Nuremberg which is well connected to the Alps as well. It takes around 5 hours from Nuremberg and 4 and a half hours from Nuremberg via train.
5. Geroldsauer Waterfall
Located in the heart of Baden-Baden, Geroldsauer Waterfall is best known for its accessibility and beauty. There are a couple of nice restaurants in on the trail where you can rest. The waterfall begins to amaze while you are approx 50 meters from the actual site. The best time to visit will be early morning and before sundown.
How to reach: Baden-Baden is well connected to the rest of the world via air and trains, for example, it is just a 90 min ride away from Frankfurt. You can take a bus to Geroldsauer Waterfall once you have reached Baden-Baden.
There are a lot of spectacular waterfalls in Germany which you can explore. Adding these waterfalls to your to-do list during a visit to Europe will definitely spice up the trip.
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