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Nature’s Ice Palace

Nature’s Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is an ice cave which is accessible all year round

The mighty Hintertux Glacier offers not only the highest located show cave of Europe, the Spannagel Cave, but also an accessible crevasse. The Glacier Bus 3, a cable car, takes you from the village of Tux to the mountain station at 3,250 m a.s.l. Just a few minutes away there's Nature's Ice Palace (Natur Eis Palast) with its glacial lake and the frozen waterfalls.

The ice cave is open all year round, and features a constant temperature of 0 degrees C, making it accessible with ski boots in winter as well as with warm clothing and sturdy shoes in summer. Several tours are on offer: the base tour with boat trip, an exclusive photo tour, stand up paddling on the glacial lake and ice swimming, a kayaking session and ice climbing.

New in the Nature's Ice Palace is the Excursion Deep Horizon to see the glacier from below, and the Scientific Tour with the discoverer of Nature's Ice Palace, Roman Erler. Have fun!

Contact info

Opening times

  • Tue 16 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Wed 17 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Thu 18 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Fri 19 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sat 20 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 21 Jul 10:30 - 14:30
  • Mon 22 Jul 10:30 - 14:30

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Full timetables
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Extended Tour - spring 2024 (01/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:30 - 14:30
  • Tue 10:30 - 14:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 14:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 14:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 14:30

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Extended Tour - summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:30 - 14:30
  • Tue 10:30 - 14:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 14:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 14:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 14:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Extended Tour - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:30 - 14:30
  • Tue 10:30 - 14:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 14:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 14:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 14:30

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:30 - 14:30

Admission

Extended Tour (every hour from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm):
€ 39.00 adults
€ 39.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 15.00 children (up to 14 years)

no reservation needed, from 6 years on

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panoramic ticket "Fascination Ice" - Glacier Cable Car:
€ 51.00 adults
€ 51.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 31.00 children and young people (10-15 years)

free for children under 10 years

panoramic ticket "Fascination Ice" - from 11.45 am:
€ 42.50 adults
€ 42.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 24.50 children and young people (10-15 years)

More information

Sturdy shoes and adequate clothing are needed for a visit to Nature's Ice Palace - the temperature inside is a constant 0 degrees C. Dogs are not allowed.

Special tours and challenges (Scientific Tour, Standup Paddleboarding, Ice Swimming, Kayak Tour, Photo Session, Couple / Family Adventure Tour) on reservation, fees on request. The guides speak English, German, Czech, Polish and Croatian.

Nature's Ice Palace stays open every day, all year round, and is accessible for children from 6 years on. The Hintertux Glacier Cable Car operates every day, all year round, from 8 am.

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