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From Algund to the Partschins water falls

Hiking trail · Meraner Land
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Algund
  • Wasserfall Partschins
    / Wasserfall Partschins
    Photo: TV Algund, Algund
  • Wasserfall
    / Wasserfall
    Photo: TV Algund, Algund
m 1000 800 600 400 200 8 6 4 2 km
moderate
Distance 9.4 km
3:28 h
892 m
122 m

Considered one of the most spectacular in the Alps, the Parcines waterfall cascades down the rock face from a height of almost 100 m. It is particularly impressive in early spring with the melting of snow, when as many as 10,000 liters of water per second flow into the Zielbach torrent.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,102 m
Lowest point
341 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.682600, 11.122440
DMS
46°40'57.4"N 11°07'20.8"E
UTM
32T 662310 5172081
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Turn-by-turn directions

A day excursion to the Partschins water falls in the North-West of Algund: Take path 7 from the dairy in Algund in the direction of Mitter- and Oberplars until you come to Saxner mill. Turn left in the direction of Partschins. Then walk from Gasthof Niedermair along the Partschins irrigation channel road to the Ziel Valley, using path 8 until you come to the birch wood forest. There, take path 8 towards the Gasthof Wasserfall or turn left along the Zielbach until you ascend to the water falls. Return journey: from Partschins, take the Waalweg and the "myths-path" (Sagenweg) to Oberplars, then path 7 to Mitterplars and the centre of Algund.

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Getting there

Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo expressway to the Algund exit and follow in the center.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is just before Merano.

Coordinates

DD
46.682600, 11.122440
DMS
46°40'57.4"N 11°07'20.8"E
UTM
32T 662310 5172081
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:28 h
Ascent
892 m
Descent
122 m

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