a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 9, 2013
I'm planning a visit in early december with kids. Is it worth the while to go during winter?
We've been to Krimml often in summer ... walked all the way up 2 weeks ago ...
We've only been there once in december.
The 'waterfall trail' leading up next to the waterfall was way too icy to walk on.
Their official website even states it is closed as of the end of october.
The path leading to the bottom of the lower fall - if I remember correctly - was accessible.
Of course it all depends on the weather and the amount of snowfall.
Clicked 'post' too soon ...
As to your question if it's worth while going there in winter ...
I think it's always worth while ... Krimmler falls are Europe's highest falls and thus always impressive.
You might get to see them partly frozen, which is always special. We've seen lots of waterfalls in winter in Iceland and there's something magical to it if you ask me ...
You do have to take into consideration the drive up there. Where will you be staying?
It is not one of the major skiing resorts, but that can be also a advantage. There are no skilifts right there but there are free shuttle buses to lifts nearby and if it is cold enough a partly frozen waterfall
I have never been there in wintertime, but remember that in summer there is a large area around the lower falls, where you will have a dense haze of water all day long and I am sure that will be frozen most of the wintertime, so it might be not so easy to walk there at all in wintertime.
You still might get close to the falls at some places and see the - partly frozen - waterfalls !