Krimml is a municipality in Zell am See District, in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.
Krimml is situated on the Salzach river, at the southwestern rim of the upper (western) Pinzgau region near the border with Tyrol. It is located about 54 km (34 mi) west of the town of Mittersill and 54 km (34 mi) from the district capital Zell am See. The settlement’s centre area is situated at an elevation of 1,067 m (3,501 ft) above sea level. In the west, the Gerlos Pass road leads via Wald im Pinzgau into the Tyrolean Zillertal. In the south, the Krimmler Ache Valley (Krimmler Achental) with its extended mountain pastures leads up to the Dreiherrnspitze peak at 3,499 m (11,480 ft), part of the Venediger Group subrange in the High Tauern. Krimml is known for the Krimml Waterfalls which are a popular tourist destination. With a total drop of about 380 m (1,250 ft) these waterfalls are among Europe’s highest. Also, the source of the Salzach river is located north of Krimml, at an elevation of 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above sea level.
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