Dachstein Giant Ice Cave - Austria

The Dachstein Giant Ice Cave lies in the UNESCO World Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut.

 

Tennengebirge Austria
On the way from Munich to Hallstatt we make a short stop in Abtenau, near the village of Waldhof. The sight of lush meadows and the Tennen Mountains are breathtaking. Our dog stands on a small hill and can not believe its eyes. It feels like being in paradise.


Only a few kilometers from Hallstatt we reach the Krippenstein Mountain by cable car. Our female husky benevolently accepts the greeting of the native huskies .


 
Dachstein Giant Ice CaveThen, we dive into the Dachstein – Giant Ice Cave. Here, the skeleton of a cave bear, with a weight of approx 1,000 kg, was found. The ice in the cave is up to 500 years old and in some places it reaches a thickness of 20 m. Light and color games give the cave a nice ambiance. Particularly pleasant is the visit of the approx. 1 ┬║ C cool cave on hot summer's days.

 
Lake of Gosau Austria

On the way back we pass the Gosau lake and cross the Postalm, Europe's largest contiguous alpine area, where we have one last magnificent view of the Dachstein.


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