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Lechfall, Fussen
(3.5/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
Located in a gorge carved over thousands of years of water-flow from an Ice Age lake, the water of Lechfall cascades over five tiers and can be enjoyed any time of year. Walk to the falls from the nearby town for a peaceful hike before you are greeted by the majestic crashing of the water. Take in the views from the bridge that spans the gorge, or hike further along the gorge to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. Arrange to visit Lechfall and other attractions in Fussen using our Fussen family vacation planner.
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  • It's nice, but not a must do. If you are aiming for altsee, it's on the way there, but if you are not going to the lake, than it's not really important place to go. 
  • We started exploring the town, and we started following this beautiful paved path on the outskirts. It led us to the Lechfall. We had ice cream across the street, and then we wandered back to town on ...  more »
  • The Lechfall is not only natural monument and tourist attraction. In addition, the Lechfall has a practical and economic benefits as well. Already in 1784, first drainage tunnel to the operation of mills in the rock were blown up. Since 1903, is used essentially unchanged until today this tunnel system for electricity generation and is therefore also considered industrial monument. Last but not least the Lechfall and its Canyon, especially for the indigenous population has a high priority and importance of local history. This is reflected in the place names of the city feet, which was named after the Canyon (after Latin: fauces = throat) and in numerous, partly mythical stories around this natural look square. The emergence of the Lechfalls dates back to the end of the last ice age (Würm). After the retreat of the glacier of the Lech and the melting of the ice sheets, a large lake, which stretched to Pfronten (Pfronten Lake) formed in the Lech and the Vils. Like a bathtub filled this basin, which was limited to the North by a ridge from weather stone limestone. The overflow was located at the lowest point of the edge of the pool, at the present-day Lechfall. There were the masses of water about 100 meters in depth and gushed down in the then existing Füssener Lake. Only after the Lech at this point a passage through the Wetterstein limestone had dug and further deepened this could drain the water slowly to the North and the great Lake fell after dry.
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  • Nice place, thought the fact that the falls are somewhat artificial makes it a bit weird. Still a nice area, also to stroll around.
  • Picturesque river and waterfall in an unexpected location. Parking is limited so arrive early or be prepared to walk.
  • A great pitstop with a view just before entering Austria.
  • Very picturesque place. Water is of a very beautiful colour.
  • Definitely worth the few minutes break... Especially if the banks are full.