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      Gartl waterfall: breathing in health!

      The Gartl waterfall is situated in a rather hidden spot near Großkirchheim. For the Carinthian Provincial Exhibition, the “Kärnten wasser.reich”, an enchanting circular path was created, with show mills, a platform and the particularly spectacular “Urschrei” (primal scream) pool.
      An idyllic walk that makes you healthy – scientific investigations at the University of Salzburg have proved it!

      Info on the walking tour:
      Starting place: Döllach. Ideal access to the actual start of the waterfall footpath is offered by the new cycle bridge over the Möll river.
      Walking time: from Döllach about 2 hours, from the start of the waterfall footpath about 40 mins
      Altitude difference: about 100m
      Degree of difficulty: easy; not very strenuous
      Special features: short walking tour along the valley bottom
      Suitability for families: this short walking tour is ideal for the whole family
      Best season: May - October
      Stop for refreshments/meals: several inns in Döllach
      Tip: also worth a visit: the Neunbrunn waterfall in the Zirknitz valley near Döllach

      Breathing in health!
      The Gartl waterfall has its own special micro-climate, with a fine spray of electrically charged water droplets. In a medically supervised clinical trial by the Paracelsus Medical Private University during the summer of 2008, an enquiry into the health effects of the waterfall in cases of stress and burnout was conducted using 60 test volunteers.

      Over just three-days, one hour at the waterfall each day significantly improved physiological parameters of stress and raised the subjective sense of well-being. Thus the Gartl waterfall proved itself to be an effective remedy against these common disease patterns.

      The Hohe Tauern National Park has many other alluring gorge and waterfall footpaths! For an overview of the WILD WATERS click here!


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