Dachstein Giant Ice Cave

Obertraun, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave in Obertraun on foot of the Krippenstein

In a different world

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…

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave - Opening hours: 29.04. bis 01.05.2023 & 06.05 bis 05.11.2023 

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:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left through Hallstatt to Obertraun
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left through Hallstatt to Obertraun
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Aussee, turn onto Koppen street to Obertraun
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn right through Hallstatt to Obertraun
by train
Attnang-Puchheim – Stainach-Irdning lines
arriving at "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen”

by bus
bus 542/543
stops Obertraun Bahnhof/Feriendorf, Traunbrücke, Jugendherberge, Bundessportzentrum, Dachsteinseilbahn
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at (train) and (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
  • Food and drink available
  • Shop
  • Guided tour
General price information

Tickets can be bought directly at the cable car station.

Prices summer season 2023 (adult tickets)

Ice Cave ticket:
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Giant Ice Cave and guided tour € 44.20

Cave combi-ticket
Ascent & descent cable car (section 1) + admission Ice + Mammut Cave and guided tour € 51.80

More information on prices: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.c
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
  • 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

Phone +43 50 140

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Dachstein Tourismus AG
Dachstein Höhlenwelt, Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

Phone +43 50 140

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Rupert Schiefer

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