Wild Waters - a success story

Der große Riesachwasserfall im Untertalzoom

The track record of todays hiking trails of Wild Waters reach back to the mid 1990s. Considerations about an alpine trail beyond the Great Riesach waterfall through Hell's gorge first came up in 1995.

In the course of time the idea of an alpine trail developed into a project which first included Rohrmoos' Untertal valley and eventually extended to the Overtal valley.

Wild Waters - chronology

  • 1996: Herbert Schütter and Sepp Schweiger explore the terrain in the gorge beyond the Riesach waterfall and make first drafts.
  • 2003: Creation of documents for the filing at the nature conservancy authority and research about possible subidies.
  • April-June 2004: site inspection through Hell's gorge and determination of the route.
  • June 2004: request for approval through the nature conservancy authority.
  • September 2004: site inspection with the nature conservancy authority and establishment of the working group "Alpine Wasser Untertal". A project team of planners, tourism and community representatives is set up for the realisation of the project. Construction management is assigned to Herbert Schütter.
  • December 2004: the nature conservancy authority approves the alpine trail through Hell's gorge.
  • 2005: detailed planning and start of constructoin on June 22.
  • Beginning of October 2005: completion of the alpine trail and approval through the building authorities.
  • June 29, 2006: official opening of the alpine trail through Hell's gorge.
  • August 2009: the theme trail Wild Waters in Rohrmoos-Untertal is awarded 1st offical National Geographic hiking trail.
  • May 2013: The WATER TRAILS of Wild Waters are extended to Rohrmoos' Obertal valley.