Dachstein Cave world

Dachstein Cave world

The Dachstein Cave World and its three natural show caves rank among the most significant natural monuments of Austria. About 200 million years ago the warm primeval ocean Tethys formed, extending directly over where today's huge Dachstein massif is rising. In the course of millions of years calcite precipitation and shells secreted by marine organisms were deposited on ocean floors forming a calcite stratum, 1.000 m deep. This sea was also home to ‘megalodonts', heart-shaped shells and today the Dachstein massif is famous for these fossils which are due to their shape referred to as ‘cattle footprints' ("Kuhtritte"). The Dachstein massif is a result of continental drifts causing the tectonic uplifting and folding of the calcite stratum. Water enriched with carbon dioxide infiltrated through surface cracks and crevices dissolving the limestone (calcite) and consequently forming caves which developed huge extensions in the course of time.

Events

Date: Tue, May. 22, 2018
Ort:  Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle, Obertraun
Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice.

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© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Date: Tue, May. 22, 2018
Ort:  Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle, Obertraun
Daily guided tours from 5th May to 28th October 2018. Firste tour at 10:15 hrs.

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© Schöpf | Tägliche Führungen durch die “Dachstein Mammuthöhle“ in Obertraun

Tours in 8 languages

Tours through the ice and mammoth cave will become even more exciting and interesting with the Audio-Guide-App! Download the free "Audio Guide for your Smartphone" using the QR code via WiFi. The points for the languages English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Czech, Italian and Hungarian can be found in the base and middle stations (access to the Cave Worlds) of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car - and if you do not have headphones for your smartphone with you, you obtain a disposable headphone for €1 at the base station. We hope you enjoy your journey of discovery through the impressive Cave Worlds of the Dachstein.

Information at a glance

  • Opening hours
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    achstein Krippenstein cable car 2018
    Section I: Cave worlds
    28.04. to 15.06. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:10 hrs.
    16.06. to 09.09. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:40 hrs.
    30.06. to 09.09. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 19:10 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:10 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Opening hours
    Dachstein Krippenstein cable car 2018

    Section II: 5Fingers / top of the mountain
    28.04. to 15.06.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:00 hrs.
    16.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:30 hrs.
    30.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 19:00 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:00 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Opening hours
    Dachstein Krippenstein cable car 2018

    Section III: Gjaidalm
    28.04. to 15.06.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 16:50 hrs.
    16.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:20 hrs.
    30.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 18:45 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 16:50 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Free Internet access: Wi-Fi hotspots in the valley station, the Schönbergalm (1st Section), mountain station (2nd Section) and the Gjaidalm (3rd section) of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in Obertraun, make it possible.