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The top 5 worth mentioning waterfalls in Europe by Digitourist

1. Plitvice waterfall (Croatia) 

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It’s  probably no surprise that the Plitvice waterfalls are on the top of our list. They are to be found in a national park in Croatia. In this park, you can admire 90 waterfalls. But that is not the only thing. There are 16 lakes and there are a lot of animals such as bears, wolves and rare insects and birds. The clear blue waters are the cherry on top for a breathtaking complete picture.
Make sure you put this place on your bucket list!

2. Krimmler waterfall (Austria)

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Did you know that Austria mostly consists of more than 80 % mountains, It is not even surprising with all the water and mountains that it has a lot of waterfalls. The most impressive one is the Krimmler waterfall,  in 3 steps it goes 380 meters down! The krimmler  is one of the most visited natural tourist attraction in Austria. There are approximately 400,000 visitors each year. The waterfalls would have a healing effect, according to local stories and legends. By a special constructed walking path you can get very close!

3. Rheinfall waterfall (Switzerland)

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The Rhine Falls are a fascinating example for Switzerland  most beautiful waterfalls. Usually, waterfalls are all about the height, but the Rheinfall fall is known for its width, it’s the widest waterfall of entire Europe, The waterfall is 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) height!
In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m³/s. The highest flow ever measured was 1,250 m³/s in 1965; and the lowest, 95 m³/s in 1921.

4.Triberger waterfall (Germany)

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The Triberg Waterfalls are a combination of the symbols of the German Black Forest. With 170 meter they are the highest waterfalls in Germany. There are three different paths that you can walk to enjoy this fairly impressive waterfalls.

5.Ingleton waterfall (England)

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Yes, they have waterfalls in England! Here you will find the most stunning waterfalls.
These are devided into nine major fauna associated areas. Through a 8 kilometer long trail you can admire this beautiful narual landscape in the north of England.

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Don’t miss out on the beautiful Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera in Croatia

Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera is the largest national park in Croatia with a estimated 1.1 million visitors each year.

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The national park is world famous for its lage arranged in cascades.
Currently 16 lakes can be seen from the surface, these lakes are a result of the confluence of several small river and subterranean karst rivers. the lakes are all internconnected and follow the water flow.

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The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk created over thousands  years dams wich turned into a series of beautful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

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Is Taking A Personal Glacier Guide On Your Bucket List?

My husband is an outdoor/adventure seeking guy; I’m an out of shape, like to see the great outdoors — but still have running water, hot showers, and room service kinda gal. So, on this vacation, I really wanted my husband to experience a personal glacier adventure , and for me not to get hurt in providing him with such an experience.
Folgefonni Breforarlag  has a full day out on a glacier that’s a short hike for learning to ice climb–i.e. techniques and safetly. Let me just say however, the day wasn’t limited to just learning to ice climb. Our day out on the ice was filled with great tid bits of info from our guide Paul, who by the way was the 2003 winner of the Mountain Wilderness Challenge (it’s pretty extreme). We learned about vegetation, wildlife, and most of all, all the facinating formations the glacier creates.

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When we finally strapped on our crampons, learned some techniques and safetly info, we were on our way. We started out on what Paul considered a gentle wall. My husband of course went first, and had a determined but excited look on his face. He made it up pretty quick, with the guidence of Paul–encouraging and giving helpful hints. I looked on pretty much knowing there was no way I could do this, but still having a great time just being on this glacier. Next it was my turn. I was all harnessed, had gloves and a helmet on, and armed with two ice axes, I was on my way. I was amazed that these axes, along with the points of my crampons were enabling me to scale the wall in front of me. It was amazing. I may have not been the most graceful at scaling the wall, but by gone, I did it.
And let me just say, coming down was just as fun and challenging. My husband was hooked, and now so was I. After a few more practices on our “baby” wall, Paul guided us across the glacier to another spot.

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Keep in mind, our new location wasn’t a few feet away, it was a good 1/2 hour hike over the ice(probably shorter for those who are in better shape). The hike to our new adventure provided us with our first encounter of what glaciers are capable of. We saw crevasses, moulins, and the most beautiful blue pools I’d ever seen. When we arrived at our destination, it wasn’t a wall before us, rather more like a canyon carved by the running water on the glacier. My husband and I looked at each other, and decided no way! Paul was totally fine with our decision, because after all, climbing down into the stomach of a glacier isn’t something you do everyday. So instead we had lunch in probably the most beautiful place ever.

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The breath taking Bled’s gorge walking route is the most beautiful sight of nature in Slovenia

The Tolmin gorges are the lowest and southernmost entry point into the Triglav National Park and Bled’s gorge most important sight of nature! Thermal spring There is a thermal spring in the short horizontal cave under the Devil’s bridge, with an average temperature of between … Continue reading The breath taking Bled’s gorge walking route is the most beautiful sight of nature in Slovenia

The colorful Sentier des ocres de Roussillon in France

Sentier des ocres de Roussillon is noted for its large orche deposits found in the clay surrounding the village. Ochres are pigments ranging from yellow and orange to red. One of the former ochre quarries can be visited via the ‘Sentier des Ocres’ (Ochre Path), a walk of either 30 or 60 minutes through the old workings.

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Roussillon is famous for the rich deposits of ochre pigments found in the clay near the village. The large quarries of Roussillon were mined from the end of the 18th century until 1930. Thousands of people found work in the quarries and factories. Nowadays the mining of ochre is prohibited here, in order to protect the sites from degradation or even complete destruction.

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During the 20th century, mining techniques were modernized, which meant that more profitable ochre mines became exploitable. This resulted in a gradual closing-down of ochre mines in and around Roussillon. From the 1980s, tourism has replaced ochre industry as a source of income

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