A number of magnificent waterfalls can be found all around Europe attracting thousands of visitors every year. HotelResortInsider.com compiled a list of the best waterfalls and Tourism-Review.com is proud to present these natural wonders as well.
The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
The Great Sugar Loaf Mountain in Country Wicklow hides the highest waterfall of Ireland, the magnificent Powerscourt Waterfall. It is located close to the village of Enniskerry on the River Dargle. With its 121 m, it offers a stunning view. A learning trail nearby guides the visitors through a park full of redwoods, beeches and oaks.
The Highest Waterfall in Sweden
70 meters free fall and a towering height of 93 meters – the Njupeskar waterfall is the most admired waterfall in Sweden. Located in the northeastern part of the Fulufjallet National Park and Fulufjallet mountains, the highest waterfall of the country is well-known for its breathtaking beauty. During the winter season it turns into an icefall offering amazing sight to the visitors.
The Highest Waterfall in France
Grande Cascade de Gavarnie is highly acclaimed for its stunning beauty and towering height throughout Europe. It is located in the Cirque de Gavarnie, an immense glacial amphitheatre in the Pyrenees Mountains. With its overall drop of 422 meters, it is the highest waterfall in France. The waterfall is fed by a melting snow and a small glacier located in Spain. The water seeps underground until it appears at the upper rim of the waterfall.
The Highest Waterfall in Estonia
Valaste Waterfall, the national symbol and cultural heritage of Estonia, is sited on Valaste stream near by the Baltic coast. With its height of 30.5 m, it is a popular tourist spot not only during summer but also in winter when it becomes totally ice covered. Visitors enjoy a well-made trail including a double spiral staircase to get down the cliff. A close viewing platform offers spectacular views of the fall.
The Highest Waterfalls in Austria
Located in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Krimmler waterfalls are the tallest waterfalls of Austria boasting a colossal height of 380 meters. Every year around 350,000 visitors come to admire the beauty of the place. A hiking trail enables the visitors to approach the natural splendor very close.
The Biggest Man-Made Waterfalls
The Italian wonder, Cascate delle Marmore in Umbria, was created in 271 BC by the ancient Romans when they redirected River Velino into the Nera. With the height of 165 m, the waterfalls are not only the biggest man-made waterfalls in the world but also the oldest ones. A path along the falls allows the visitors to hike up to the top of the falls. Along the way, there is a tunnel which leads to an observatory just next to the falls, where a visitor is guaranteed to get soaked.