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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.

Experiene a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…

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Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Opening times summer season 2020:  www.dachstein-salzkammergut.com 

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 daily during summer operation times. 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
from Salzburg:
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn left direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Villach:
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

by bus:
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn”

by train:
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there 45 min walk or change to the bus

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

  • Parking space: 300
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 10
Parking fees

no fees

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
General price information

Tickets can be bought directly at the cable car station.

Prices summer season 2021 (adult tickets)

Ice Cave ticket:
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Giant Ice Cave and guided tour € 38.60

Cave combi-ticket
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Ice + Mammut Cave and guided tour € 45.20

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

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
American Express
ATM card
Diners Club
Other payment methods
Cash payment
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
    Ascent and descent 1st section + ice cave € 34.30
    Ascent and descent 1st section + ice and mammoth cave € 40.70
  • 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

Contact person
Dachstein Tourismus AG
Dachstein Höhlenwelt, Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

+43 50 140

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