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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

  • Mon 16 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Tue 17 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Wed 18 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Thu 19 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Fri 20 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sat 21 May 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sun 22 May 10:00 - 15:30

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Full timetables
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Base tours - spring 2022 (03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:30
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:30

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Base tours - summer 2022 (05/14/2022 - 10/07/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:30
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 15:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:30

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 15:30

Admission

base tour (daily, every hour from 10 am to 2.30 pm):
€ 26.00 adults
€ 26.00 young people (12-18 years)
€ 13.00 children (up to 11 years)

with boat trip, no reservation needed, from 6 years on

"Fascination Ice" ticket - Glacier Cable Cars (from 8 am on):
€ 42.50 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 26.50 children and young people (10-15 years)

"Fascination Ice" ticket - Glacier Cable Cars (from 11.45 am on):
€ 35.50 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 21.00 children and young people (10-15 years)

free for children under 10 years

More information

Further tours (Standup paddleboarding, exclusive photo tour, scientific tour, kayak and ice climbing, ice-swimming, Excursion Deep Horizon) on reservation, prices on request.

The Ice Palace stays open all year round.

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