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Spannagelhöhle

Hintertux 799, 6294 Hintertux open

...is the only marble cave in Austria. You can visit 500 m of the cave in guided tours of about one hour.

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Hundalm Eis- und Tropfsteinhöhle

Embach 128, 6320 Angerberg open

After a varied hike in the Lower Inn Valley to the Buchacker plateau, we climb together with the cave guide into the underworld to ice and stalactites.

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Lamprechthöhle

Obsthurn 28, 5092 St. Martin bei Lofer open

In the show cave area, which is well accessible for visitors, you explore 700 m with 70 m height difference on easily accessible stairs. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes, temperature between 4° and 6° C.

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Praxeishöhle

5092 St. Martin bei Lofer closed

Crystal-clear ice columns and many weathered fossils lead through romantic-looking passages. The west exit offers a magnificent view of the Loferer Steinberge.

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Schauhöhle Entrische Kirche

Klammstein 30, 5632 Dorfgastein open

This natural cave in its original state above Klammstein is a partially water-bearing dripstone cave with many strange rock forms and a special "place of power".

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Eisriesenwelt

Eishöhlenstraße 30, 5450 Werfen open

The largest ice cave on earth! Huge ice figures formed by nature can be admired. Many steps have to be climbed.

Lighting: carbide lamp, magnesium tape.

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Eiskogelhöhle

5453 Werfenweng, 5453 Werfenweng closed

Giant cave at 2100 m above sea level with 2 ice parts, endurance and alpine experience required.

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Feuchter Keller

5423 Trattberg, 5423 Trattberg open

The cave is located on the Trattberg near St.Koloman, at the end of the Panoramastraße. The guided tours take place by appointment and are suitable for children from the age of 6.

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Dachstein Rieseneishöhle

Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun open

Unique ice formations are spectacularly staged here with new lighting technology. The 35m-long suspension bridge leads over a deep ice gorge and provides thrills.

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Mammuthöhle

Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun open

With almost 70 km of explored passages, the Mammoth Cave is one of the largest karst caves in Europe. Dimensions, richness of form and artistic installations offer a unique natural experience!

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Koppenbrüllerhöhle

Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun open

Daredevils can also get to know the active water cave off the beaten tourist track. Special trekking tours for children and adults take you into narrow passages, over climbing sections and into fascinating cave domes.

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Gassel-Tropfsteinhöhle

Karbachtal 140, 4802 Ebensee open

Alpine giant cave with the largest stalactite deposit in the Northern Limestone Alps. Electrically illuminated. Hosted refuge. Shuttle bus from Ebensee. Summit panorama.

The ideal starting point for the hike to the cave is Ebensee, Rindbach Car Park, Schießstätte, 4802 Ebensee
or simply Rindbach, 4802 Ebensee.

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Hochkarhöhle

Lassing 42, 3345 Göstling closed

One of the deepest caves in Lower Austria with spacious halls and an impressive stalactite organ. An adventure for the whole family.

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Ötscher Tropfsteinhöhle

Tormäuerstraße 64, 3292 Gaming open

After descending on non-slip iron steps, the concreted guide path leads past striking abundant stalactite formations to the deepest point of the cave to Untersee.

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Nixhöhle

Rosenbühelrotte 21, 3213 Frankenfels open

Experience the Pielachtal natural wonder Nixhöhle. Nix, cave bear, flora and fauna will inspire you in mystical depth of the cave. An experience for young and old.

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Allander Tropfsteinhöhle

Hauptstraße 176, 2534 Alland open

Discover the "nix", stalagmites, stalactites, pearl sinter, bizarre rock formations, rare forms of corrosion such as "boxwork", the flora underground, bats, cave beetles and an approximately 10,000 year old bear skeleton.

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Einhornhöhle

Dreistetten, 2753 Markt Piesting open

Numerous finds can be conveniently visited by everyone. Teeth and bones of cave bears, remains of prehistoric creatures and beautiful stalactite formations.

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Eisensteinhöhle

Brunn an der Schneebergbahn 206, 2721 Bad Fischau-Brunn open

73m deep active thermal cave with rich small sinter forms. Thermal spring (+15°) at the deepest point. Adventure tour in cave outfit. Physical fitness required!

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Hermannshöhle

Ofenbach 56, 2880 Kirchberg am Wechsel open

There are fantastic stalactites and many bats to discover during a guided tour on good lighted paths. Ideal for families. 10 min. from the parking lot.

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Hohlensteinhöhle

HVHM Hütterl, 8630 Mariazell open

Renaturalized and made walkable again! Unique in its naturalness!

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Kraushöhle

Akogelstraße 250, 8922 Landl open

The Kraus Cave is a Styrian-wide speciality. Besides the fascinating stalactites and stalagmites, the gypsum crystal columns stand out.

Access: From the parking lot to the cave entrance about 15 min.

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Arzberghöhle

Hopfgarten 298, 8924 Wildalpen open

It is located northwest of the Arzberg and is a specially protected natural cave.

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Odelsteinhöhle

Johnsbach 65, 8912 Johnsbach open

The 470-meter-long cave system with stalactite formations and iron flowers also holds significant copper and pale ore deposits.

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Frauenmauerhöhle

Gsöllkurve, 8790 Eisenerz closed

The passage of this cave is a private way - enter forbidden, allowed only with local cave guides of the Frauenmauer Cave. Gsollkurve walking time 2 hours to the west entrance.

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Rettenwandhöhle

Mariazellerstraße 135, 8605 Kapfenberg open

A magic kingdom underground! Dripstone cave with magnificent sinter formations. Developed visitor path electrically illuminated, partly narrow and natural.

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Drachenhöhle

Heubergstraße 32, 8131 Mixnitz open

Through a huge portal you can enter the legendary dragon cave. For ecological reasons, a visit to the cave is allowed only in guided tours.

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Tropfsteinhöhle Katerloch

Dürntal 10, 8160 Weiz open

Austria's show cave richest in stalactites will enchant you with its great abundance of sparkling stalactites and its underground cave lake landscape at a depth of 135 meters.

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Grasslhöhle

Dürntal 4, 8160 Weiz open

Dive into the eternal night, walk through an underground magic land. Comfortable walkways, effective lighting, striking stalactite formations make the cave a special natural experience.

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Lurgrotte Semriach

Lurgrottenstraße 1, 8102 Semriach open

Austria's largest stalactite cave with the largest free-hanging stalactite in the world. During the guided tour you will experience classical music paired with matching light shows in one of the largest cave domes in Central Europe.

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Lurgrotte Peggau

Lurgrottenstraße 1, 8120 Peggau open

The Lurgrotte Peggau is the largest stalactite cave in Austria with water flowing through it. One-hour guided tour 1 Km. The two-hour guided tour 2 Km, which is walked with lamps.

Our 6 hour adventure tour in winter from December to March leads 4km into the Lurgrotte, we climb, abseil and walk the last two kilometers through the Schmelzbach outside - an impressive experience.

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Tropfsteinhöhle Griffen

Kirchplatz 1, 9112 Griffen open

Due to its colorfulness, the Griffner Dripstone Cave is considered the most colorful dripstone cave in Austria.

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Obir Tropfsteinhöhle

Hauptplatz 7, 9135 Bad Eisenkappel open

The Obir stalactite caves with their unique living stalactites are ambassadors of a distant world and arouse curiosity about special geological processes.

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International Year of Caves and Karst!

 

Many show caves will demonstrate the importance of the fascinating underworlds with various activities.
 
And around 6 June - the annual Caves Day - the participating show caves will again offer discounts or free tickets for children.

 

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