Wilddipping in the Fischbach near Unken

The Heutal (Hayvalley) is a lovely high valley above the community Unken on the Austrian-Bavarian border. It is the starting point of a highly recommended ravine walk with two impressive waterfalls and countless beautiful spots for wilddipping.

Wilddipping in the Fischbach waterfall

A first highlight – the Fischbach waterfall

After parking your car at the (paid) parking lot at the Heutal lifts, follow the signpost Staubfall and reach the Fischbach waterfall after about ten minutes. Shortly after its demolition leads in a small observation cockpit with bench, a steep trail of descent down to his tasers. The water of the Fischbach is crystal clear, but also quite refreshing.

There are many beautiful wilddipping spots inside the Fischbach Gorge

More ravine hike than swimming excursion –

more wilddipping than wild swimming

Once again on the main path, you follow this river downstream through the imposing gorge. After about 15 minutes you reach the “Staubfall” (dustwaterfall) which descends from the right side into the gorge. The trail leads  past the water curtain and then makes a sharp right turn, behind which the gorge then presents less spectacular. At “Staubfall” itself you will not find a suitable bathing area, in the Fischbachschlucht 8 Gorge of the Fischtoreent) however, a lot. Not all pumps are easily accessible, but some have more or less worn down paths. Especially at high summer temperatures, the cooling in the green shimmering pools is a blessing. For a few strokes, the natural pools are big enough. For most bathers, the size of the pools will not be the limit anyway, but the water temperature will be the “limiting factor” …

The natural pools in the Fischbach are not this big but quite refreshing

There is still much to discover …

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