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Hundalm Ice Cave

In Angerberg, more precisely near the Hundalm Mountain Hut at 1,520 m a.s.l., there is the Hundalm Ice and Dripstone Cave.

The Hundalm Ice and Dripstone Cave (Hundalm Eishöhle) is the only publicly accessible ice cave in the west of Austria, and the only cave in the North Tyrolean Alps with ice formations, stalactites and stalagmites. It can be found on the high plateau north of Angerberg, about 3 km north of Mariastein. The path leads on from the Inntal valley via the Buchacker Mountain Hut to the cave, or you choose the alternative hike from Lake Hinterthiersee via the Kögl Mountain Hut.

The main entrance is located on 1,520 m a.s.l. Stairs and steps lead 45 m down below the surface. Since 1956, the cave has been protected, while researches started in the mid 60s - it has been proved that some stalactites and stalagmites date back to 120,000 to 350,000 years ago. In 1966, however, it was expanded to be the only show cave of Tyrol, and commenced operations in 1967.

The cave is an astonishing natural phenomenon: The tour takes you first to the main chamber with its ice formations, whereas on the southern end there are the stalactites and stalagmites. The round walk proceeds also to the lowest point of the cave, where the oldest ice layer can be found - it dates back to 1,300 years ago. Another lower lying ice-free area is not accessible to the public.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Fri 12 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 13 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 14 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 15 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 16 Aug closed
  • Wed 17 Aug closed
  • Thu 18 Aug closed

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Full timetables
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Guided cave tours - May 2022 (05/15/2022 - 05/22/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Guided cave tours - June 2022 (05/28/2022 - 07/10/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Whitsun 2022 (06/04/2022 - 06/06/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022 - 06/19/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Guided cave tours - summer 2022 (07/16/2022 - 08/15/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Guided cave tours - August 2022 (08/20/2022 - 08/21/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Guided cave tours - summer end 2022 (08/27/2022 - 09/04/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Guided cave tours - September 2022 (09/10/2022 - 09/25/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Admission

admission to the Hundalm Ice Cave:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 adults (with guest card)
€ 4.00 children

day hiking tour to the cave:
€ 29.00 per person (without admission)
free with the Kitzbuehel Alps Card

More information

Gloves and warm hat recommended, temperature in the gallery: 0 degrees C. Guided tours are offered during the open days from 10 am to 4 pm, dogs are not allowed. Reservation for groups by calling +43 664 1551425. The Hundalm Ice Cave stays closed in winter.

Day hiking tour to the Hundalm Ice Cave with start in Angerberg from May 26 to Oct 20, 2022, every Thursday with possibility of visiting the cave, reservation needed.

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