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.
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 is not a further development of the existing stock of protected areas of national or international categories, but is established independently. Together, the Habitats Directive was established. In 2006, among others, the Attersee, the Seeache as well as parts of the Weißenbach were assigned to the European protected area Natura 2000.
COLORS OF THE GIMBACHER CASCADES
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.
HIKING WITH THE DIVING GOGGLES
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
Free of charge
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