MYRA FALLS HIKING & WATER WORLD

Austria

The Myra Falls are located in a ravine in the municipality of Muggendorf in the Austrian federal state of Lower Austria. The Myra, as the stream is also known, rises at the foot of the Unterberg from the Myralucke, a spring steeped in legend, that is fed by an underground lake. Although the Myra is only a few kilometres long, it used to power a large number of mills and sawmills in the Myra valley.

The actual ravine with the falls is about 600 metres long; its height difference is 70 metres. The gorge runs from north to south and is protected as a natural monument. The subsoil of the gorge is limestone. The Myrabach falls in several cascades through the gorge. At the upper and lower end the water is impounded into a small pond.

A well-developed and popular hiking trail leads through the gorge. It was built in 1885 by the Pernitz branch of the Austrian Tourist Club, with 19 bridges and 8 ascents and looked after them since then.

There are restaurants at the top and bottom of the gorge. The entrance to the gorge may easily be reached on foot or by car (car park) and is located about 300 metre north of the village of Muggendorf.

The Myra ends shortly after the falls at Pernitz where it joins the Piesting.

Contact

MYRA FALLS HIKING & WATER WORLD
email
kiosk.myrafaelle@aon.at
address
Teichweg 1, 2763 Muggendorf, Austria
phone
+43 2632 74955