Triberg Waterfalls

Triberg is a popular tourist town in the Black Forest, in the southwest corner of Baden-Württemberg Germany.

The Triberg Falls are one of the the highest waterfalls in Germany with a total plunge of 163 meters. The falls are in the river Gutach and consists of seven plunge stages/steps. The town of Triberg is at the bottom of the falls

Triberg Waterfalls

There are three entrances to the Falls. The main, and also most well know entrance is at the bottom of the falls and easily accessible from Triberg.  Look for a parking spot or use one of the parkades.

The other two entrances can be reached by traveling further along the road.

Footpath at the middle entrance





Know before you go

  • The falls are open whole year round.
  • There are 3 entrances
  • The falls are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • The prices per ticket at time of publishing were €3.50 per adult. Children under 8 can go in for free and those between 8 and 17 pay €3.00 per ticket
  • If you have a Triberg Guest-Card you can enter for free
  • There are no restaurants. The only options are before entering
  • Parking and good public transport options available
  • You will need about 1 to 2  hours to go walk from bottom to the top, less if you start at the top. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
  • It can be muddy
  • You can buy nuts to feed the squirrels
  • More information on the Triberg Tourism Website.

The experience

I have been to many waterfalls, and the one at Triberg is definitely not the most spectacular. What adds to the experience is the fact that it has seven stages, and is set in a really beautiful nature park and woods . Looking down towards the town is breathtaking and makes for the most great photo opportunities. Take time to appreciate the fauna and flora along the well kept pathways.

The awesome stuff

Breathtaking nature.
Easily accessible via train, bus or by road.
The paths are well comfortable and well kept.
Stunning lookout points

The less awesome stuff

It can become overcrowded during the peak times like weekends.
Walking from the bottom entrance to the top is only advised if you are fit or a regular hiker, it is pretty steep.

The verdict

It is well worth a visit. Take time to just enjoy the beauty of nature


Triberg Waterfalls

Bridge over the river
One of the seven steps
Well kept paths
Stunning nature