A maiden fleeing from the devil – and at her feet a vertical rock face. In her despair, she jumps and – supported by angels – she survives the fall unharmed. This is the place today where the waters of the Zopenitzenbach torrent roar down into the valley – in three cascades more than 130 metres high: the Jungfernsprung!
Info on the walking tour:
Starting place: car park on the Mölltal Bundesstraße (Federal Road), between
Döllach and Heiligenblut
Walking time: about 1.5 hours
Altitude difference: about 100m
Degree of difficulty: easy; not very strenuous; we recommend sturdy shoes!
Special features: short, easy walking tour along the valley bottom, however some sure-footedness is required for walking up to the viewing platform!
Suitability for families: the walk up to the viewing platform is not suitable for small children
Best season: May - October
Stop for refreshments/meals: “Hexenstube”, right where the footpath starts
Tip: this walking tour is at its best in May and June when the snow is melting!
The Hohe Tauern National Park has many other alluring gorge and waterfall footpaths! For an overview of the WILD WATERS click here!