Obstanser Eishoehle Kartitsch
Obstanser Eishoehle Kartitsch

Obstans Ice Cave

A mountain experience of the special kind is the Obstans Ice Cave, located near the eponymous lake.

The Obstans Ice Cave (Obstanser Eishöhle) in the Hochpustertal valley, located between the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic Alps, can be reached from the mountaineering village of Kartitsch. First the trail takes you via the Prince Heinrich Trail and along the Obstans Waterfall up to the Prince Heinrich Chapel at 1,957 m a.s.l. Then it proceeds to Lake Obstans and its mountain hut (2,304 m a.s.l.) along the Carnic High Route. The last part to the cave is marked and secured by ropes.

At this point, an 800 metres long cave opens up, which has only partially been researched and opened up. Parts of the Obstans Ice Cave can only be passed by crowling, but a 100 metres long path inside has been made open to the public. The cave can be visited in guided tours.

Guided tours are offered by the Hochpustertal Alpine School AAH. Bring a torchlight and warm clothes: In torchlight it reflects various ice formations, dripstones and other interesting formations.

Contact info

Opening times

Accessible only during summer months with a guide of the Hochpustertal Alpine School AAH.

Admission

on request

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close

Suggested accommodations

  1. Landhaus Strickenmacher
    Landhaus Strickenmacher
    Apartments

    Landhaus Strickenmacher

Tips and more infos