128 Route 12. KRIMML.
the snow-clad Kratzenberg (9925 ft.). Returning to the left bank
of the Salzach we proceed via (2>/4 M.) Miihlbach, ('/4 M.) Picheln,
IIV2M.) Bramberg, and (II/2 M.) Weierhof, with a ruined castle
(Inn, good wine). Opposite is the mouth of the Habach-Thal, with
the Hohe Fiirlegg (10,750 ft.) and the Habachkopf (9945 ft.) in the
background. On the left, beyond (2»/4 M.) Neukirchen (2800 ft,;
*Schett; Kammerlander), is the Sulzau, at the junction of the Unter-
and Ober-Sulzbach-Thal, which are separated by the Mitterkopf. The
*Unter-Sulzbach Fall (3/4 hr.) deserves a visit.
The road crosses a mound of debris at the mouth of the Diirn-
bachgraben (view of the Venediger from the chapel to the left),
passes the ruin of the Hieburg (right), and reaches (23/4 M.) Wald
(2900 ft; Strasser's Inn), where the route to (13 M.) Gerlos, via
Ronach, diverges to the right (p. 137). Our road crosses the (1!/.>M.)
Salza, which here unites with the Krimmler Ache to form the Salzach.
It then leads round a projecting rock called the Falkenstein, and
ascends to (23/4 M.) —
37i/o M. Krimml (3500 ft.; *Waltl; Zum Wasserfalt, near the
falls), a pleasant village, chiefly visited on account of its magnificent
* Waterfalls, the finest among the German Alps.
The Krimmler Ache, the discharge of the great Krimml Glacier, is pre¬
cipitated in three falls into the valley below, a depth of about 1400 It
The finest points of view have been rendered easily accessible by new paths
on the left bank (there and back 372 hrs.; guide unnecessary). A road leads
from the inn in the direction of the falls as far as a (74 hr.) finger-post,
where we go straight on (while the old Tauern path crosses the bridge to
the left, see below). Passing various points ("Riemann's-Kanzel) command¬
ing views of the Lowest and Middle Falls, we ascend over the Schonangerl
to the (74 hr.) lJung-Kanzel', the first point of view for the "Highest Fall,
which descends in two leaps from a height of about 460 ft. (Those who
do not care to mount to the top of this fall should at least ascend for a
few hundred paces more in order to obtain a complete view of it.) Crossing
the Ache above the highest fall, we may return by the well-made Tauern
path on the right bank.
To Geelos over the Platte, 4 hrs., bridle-path, guide unnecessary
(horse to Gerlos 7, to Zell 13 fl.); see p. 137.
Over the Kuimmlei: Taveen to Kasebn, 9 hrs., laborious (guide ad¬
visable). In the Krimmler Achenthal, 3'/2 hrs. from Krimml. is the Tauern-
haus (5350 ft; Inn, plain). Thence to the Innerkees Alp, I1/2 hr. We then
ascend the Windach-Thal to the (2 hrs.) pass of the Krimmler Tauern
(8640 ft.), where a splendid "View is obtained, to the S., of the Dreiherrn-
spitze, the Rothspitze, etc Rapid descent thence to (2hrs.) Kasern (5135ft.;
Steger, plain), the highest village in the upper Ahrnthal (see p. 171), whence
a road leads in 8-9 hrs. to Bruneck.