Steeped in history. This loop trail leads to both Barbian waterfalls and to the spring sanctuary of Bad Dreikirchen.
Start and finish of tour: village centre of Barbian Time: 4:00 hours Distance: 8.6km Difference in altitude: 560m Max. altitude: 1,353m
The trail to the Barbian waterfalls starts in the village centre of Barbian (refreshment facilities). Take the waterfall trail first to the lower and then to the upper waterfall. Take trails 34 and 27 then to Briol (refreshment facilities). Continue to Bad Dreikirchen (refreshment facilities) on trail 4. To return to Barbian take trail 6 first of all. It then branches off into trail 3. Back to the starting point on the Dorfstraße.
The spectacular Barbian waterfalls are of course the attraction of this hike. They cascade down a total of 200 metres to the depths. Along the trail however there are also other things to see, for example, the leaning steeple of the church of Barbian.
Those interested in architecture will have a lot of pleasure with the Gasthof (inn) Briol. It is a fine example of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) in the heart of the Alps. The artist Hubert Lanzinger has created a total work of art, in which it is possible to live and eat, out of a former shelter.
Dreikirchen should also be mentioned. It is an especially interesting architectural ensemble, constructed on the site of an ancient spring sanctuary.
Special features along the trail:
The leaning steeple of the Barbian parish church is supposed to lean more that the Leaning Tower of Pisa
The hamlet of Dreikirchen has a unique church ensemble of three gothic chapels fused together and built on the site of a pre-Roman spring sanctuary
How to get there: travel through the Eisack valley as far as Waidbruck, turn off in the direction of Barbian. Car park: village centre of Barbian Public transport: by rail to Waidbruck and by bus to Barbian.