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Hundalm ice and limestone cave Angerberg/Mariastein

A look into the mountain

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An expert guided tour takes you up to 45 meters below the surface of the earth, into the Hundalm ice and limestone cave - the only publicly accessible ice cave in the North Tyrolean Alps. The cave is located above Angerberg/Mariastein, with the main entrance at 1,520 meters above sea level.

A visit in spring is highly recommended, as that's when the cave exhibits its most bizarre ice shapes. The ice and stone formations provide a fascinating insight into the secrets of the formation and development of our earth. Members of the spelunker association give you interesting and expert background knowledge about this history during the tour. Before going underground the tour participants are equipped with mining lights and helmets.

Well-secured stairs take you through a narrow gorge and down into the mountain. After just a few meters you see the first ice – almost still in the open air. Then the well-developed paths take you further down into the labyrinth of caves. You have time to look up close at the abstract shapes made of ice and rock. The largest and most spectacular ice and rock formations are hidden deep in the mountain.

Accessibility:

  • from Langkampfen: via the well-developed forestry road from Mariastein to Buchacker, then further toward the ice cave - walking time approx. 3 hours
  • from Hinterthiersee: walk towards Modal on the Köglalm, continue to Hundalm and then to the ice cave - walking time approx. 2.5 to 3 hours

Opening hours and tours:

  • Middle of May to the end of September
  • Tours from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Entry fee:

  • Adults €6.00 | Children €3.00
  • Discount with guest card or for groups of 15 or more €5.00

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