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Eine schneebedeckte Straße führt durch einen tief verschneiten Wald, in dem auch die Äste der Bäume weiß sind.

Gimbach Cascades

Steinbach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The Gimbach rises in the southern Höllengebirge, municipality of Steinbach am Attersee, and flows into the Äusser Weißenbach, which in turn flows into the Attersee.

The course of the stream is impressive: narrow flow courses cut deep into the rock alternate with numerous meanders - and in between, again and again, the pools.

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The surroundings are impressive and numerous plant species and fish species are native and NATURALLY PROTECTED here. To preserve and permanently protect natural habitats is the main goal of the European protected area Natura 2000.

Depending on the duration of good weather, the Gimbach gets its own coloration. After long dry periods the brook shows its green veil - after rainy weather it appears in a yellowish tone.

The Gimbach falls over cascades from the southern flank of the Höllengebirge over about 200 meters of altitude towards Äußerer Weißenbach. Several waterfalls, which flow into gullies, form a beautiful natural spectacle. Some of these gullies, which are two to seven meters deep, contain uprooted trees, while other gullies are rich in fish.


  • Starting point Fachbergbrücke Weißenbach - trail no. 10 or 10a, approx. 1 1/2 hours: From the Eibenberg circular trail, branch off to the left before it rejoins an ascending forest road. You then cross the Weißenbachtal federal road.
  • Starting point parking lot Gimbach Kaskaden - trail no. 10 a about 15 minutes: From the parking lot Gimbach Kaskaden it is then only about 15 minutes to the romantic cascades.

Experience the water wonders of the region in the Weißenbach Valley and dive into the Gimbach Cascades - more information is available here.

Spring to autumn

  • Can only be viewed from outside

Accessibility / arrival

From Vienna/Linz via the A1 - exit Schörfling am Attersee - then another 17 km via the B 152 Weyregg am Attersee to Steinbach am Attersee - Weißenbach am Attersee - direction Bad Ischl - Weißenbachtal.

From Salzburg via A1 - exit Mondsee - then another 25 km via Unterach am Attersee - Weißenbach am Attersee - direction Bad Ischl - Weißenbachtal

From the north via the A8 - exit Ried - to the town of Ried approx. 4 km, then another 60 km via Frankenburg - Gampern - Schörfling am Attersee - Weyregg am Attersee - Steinbach am Attersee - Weißenbach am Attersee - direction Bad Ischl - Weißenbachtal

From the south via Bad Ischl - from Bad Ischl there are still 25 km - after approx. 4 km turn left - Weißenbachtal

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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (6 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Gimbach Cascades
Weg Nr. 10 b
4853 Steinbach am Attersee

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 60

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Steinbach 5
4853 Steinbach am Attersee

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 60

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