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Enjoy your vacation in the Salzkammergut!

Dachstein Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave

Explore the spectacular mountain scenery in Obertraun

Exhilarating cave exploration

Explore two fascinating caves in Dachstein: the Dachstein Ice Cave and the Mammoth Cave. Both can be reached within around 45 minutes by taking the Austrian Romantic Road from the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl. 

Starting point for your cave exploration

Start your journey of exploration through the caves in Obertraun, close to Hallstatt on Hallstätter See. Travel up to Schönbergalm with the Dachstein funicular and take in the impressive scenery before starting your guided tour of the Dachstein Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave. After walking for roughly 10–15 minutes, you will reach the entrance to the Dachstein Ice Cave, which has been open to visitors since 1913. Experience the world of ice on the one-hour tour, with the illuminated ice chambers and glistening sculpture perfectly staged with light and sound.

The interior of the Dachstein ice cave

Rössl tip: Be sure to get tickets to an Eisklang concert in the Dachstein Ice Cave

The 'Eisklang' concerts are a truly magical experience for young and old alike. Make sure to order tickets in advance as visitor numbers are strictly limited.

Info: When visiting the Dachstein Ice Cave, remember that warm clothing and sturdy shoes are also required in the summer months!

The Dachstein Mammoth Cave in Salzkammergut

A visit to the Mammoth Cave offers an exhilarating contrast after visiting the Dachstein Ice Cave. Wander through the dry cave on a one-hour guided tour. Explore the impressive cave passages, of which over 70 kilometres have been discovered, against the backdrop of the 'Light and Shadow' art installation.

Discover underground natural wonders at Lake Wolfgang

The starting point for your journey of discovery through Dachstein Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave is just a short distance from your accommodation at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang. After an exciting day of inspiration and discovery, you can return to a relaxing evening by Lake Wolfgang. Enjoy dinner with a view over Lake Wolfgang in one of the restaurants at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl or take a dip in the Lake Pool, which is heated all year round.

Visit the world's biggest ice caves on your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Take the first step today by sending a non-binding enquiry to the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl.

Photo credit: Neichl