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The Waterfall Trail

impressive waterfall path of the
Beauty closer to this natural backdrop.

The power of the sand waterfall in the mill village in Gschnitz.

Anyone who is there actively does something for their well-being and health

Spraying fine spray wets the skin, thousands of tiny shiny pearls spray in the colors of the rainbow, the air smells wonderfully fresh as washed. And it is. The sand waterfall in the mill village in Gschnitz turns the surrounding air into an ion bath. And right in the middle of it is the “Newly Built Platform”. A refreshment for body and soul. And that is exactly the secret of the sand waterfall. Specific microclimate with highly concentrated negatively charged air ions and high mountain air – this mixture is said to influence the immune function of the body. “Negative effects of stress are changed positively,” is the immunologist Dr. Arnulf Hartl, lecturer at the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, convinced.

They generate feel-good hormones in humans, strengthen the immune system, promote healthy sleep, increase the ability to concentrate and neutralize positive ions. All these effects are said to be negative ions, which are also called “vitamins in the air”. The highest density of negative ions is found in the direct ambient air of waterfalls. This waterfall atmosphere is pleasant and beneficial for people.

The masses of water loosen and expand in free fall, upon impact with water or other subsurface the water is atomized down to the smallest water particles. It experiences relaxation and the biologically effective water surface increases many times over. The water is split, so to speak, into an electrically negative charged hydroxyl ion (OH-) and a positively charged hydrogen atom (H +).

35,000 negative ions and 3,081 positive ions per cubic centimeter were measured at the sand waterfall in the living mill village in Gschnitztal.

The waterfall airflow from the sand waterfall that transports the ions is favored by the surrounding rocks. The newly built platform is located directly above the river.

These unique conditions make it possible to measure very high waterfall ion concentrations. The sand waterfall is characterized by very high concentrations of nano aerosols. During the measurements, 5,537 particles / cm³ with a diameter of 41.7 Measured in nanomillimeters. Due to these extraordinary values, the nanoaerosols are extremely small and therefore particularly respirable.

In summary, Univ. Lecturer Dr. Arnulf Josef Hartl prove that this exposure site and the circular route around the sand waterfall enable optimal medical and health tourism use with a focus on the heart-lung system.