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Dachstein Giant Ice Cave

Obertraun, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave in Obertraun on foot of the Krippenstein

These magnificent giant ice palaces rank among the greatest natural wonders of the Alps. People come from all over the world come to admire these subterranean Dachstein ice caves.

Gigantic cave glaciers, vast icebergs, frozen cascades of blue-coloured ice and "ice chapels" are just some of the highlights of your tour. These caves are the perfect refuge for humans and animals on cold, rainy days - just as they have been for thousands of years - and on a hot summer's day they are a welcome contrast to the outside world.

Caves are like ancient historic documents - a record of how the world has changed over time. Your tour guide will explain the findings of scientists who have tried to unravel the secrets of the earth's history.

Free admission to the "Caves Museum" in Obertaun while the caves are open to visitors.

NEW: Guided tour with the free Audioguide app "Hearonymus" for your smartphone  avaiable in 7 languages.

Experience a 360 degree Live-Panorama of Bad Goisern 

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Summer season:  27 April  2019 to 27 October 2019 

The Dachstein Giant Ice Cave is open during the opening times of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. First ascent at 8:40 p.m.

Dachstein Giant Ice: Guided tours run from

  • 27.04. - 30.06.2019: last guided tour 3:30 p.m.
  • 01.07. - 15.09.2019: last guided tour 4:30 p.m.
  • 16.09. -  27.10.2019: last guided tour 4:30 p.m.

The meeting point for the cave tours is directly in-front of the cave entrance. We recommend planning the mountain ascent 30 minutes before the last guided tour take part.

Please register for the guided cave tour at the cave ticket counter in the middle station Schönbergalm. Here you receive the exact time of your guided tour. 

  • opened daily

Accessibility / arrival

By car:
* Salzburg - Highway A1 – Exit Thalgau – Bad Ischl – 25 km to Obertraun
* Vienna - Highway A1 – Exit Regau – Bad Ischl – Obertraun
* Villach - exit Golling or St. Martin - Richtung Gosau - Obertraun
* Graz - Liezen - Bad Aussee - Obertraun - Obertraun

By train: www.oebb.at and westbahn.at
* Vienna: Railway station Vienna West – Attnang Puchheim – Obertraun
* Salzburg: Salzburg – Attnang Puchheim – Bad Ischl – Obertraun

By bus from Salzburg:
*Salzburg – Bad Ischl – Obertraun

  • Parking space: 300
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 10
Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
General price information

Prices Summer season 2019 (adult tickets)

Ice Cave ticket:
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Giant Ice Cave and guided tour € 36,30

Cave combi-ticket
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Ice + Mammut Cave and guided tour € 42,60

More information on prices: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.com

Payment methods
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Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    Up and down the mountain by cable car + guided tour in the cave: EUR 15,50
  • Families
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Uphill and downhill ride 1. section + 1 cave admission and guide € 30,60
    Uphill and downhill ride 1. section + 2 caves admission and guide € 36,30
  • Family Card OÖ

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Dachstein Höhlenwelt, Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

+43 50 140

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