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Tour of the Dachstein Ice Cave

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Tour of the Dachstein Ice Cave
Inserted: 15.11.2019
Author: Martin Jack Gregor © gigaplaces.com
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The Giant Ice Cave is also one of the largest ice caves in Europe. Its entrances are located at an altitude of 1418 and 1458 m. There are several domes to see. The oldest ice is estimated to be 500–600 years old. The cave is one of the greatest wonders in the Alps. The tour of the cave takes about an hour. 800 meters are accessible from the 2,700 meters of the cave. Every year, the ice in the cave increases in size. So the ice doesn't melt here as fast as it forms. The temperature is –3 ° C / + 3 ° C. Shooting only after consultation with a guide.

Cableway

From Obertraun, the caves can be reached on foot A or on the B cable car. There are two caves, Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave. We chose an ice cave, as there is none in the Czech Republic.

Cableway
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The first ice

After about 20 minutes of the tour, we reach the first massif of ice.

The first ice
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The biggest monument

The dominant feature of the cave is this 8 meter high ice stalagmite.

The biggest monument
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Climb to the floors

The cave has several floors and the stairs are sometimes frozen

Climb to the floors
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Footbridge over the dome

At the end of the tour, you walk across the footbridge, where the drama is increased by the fact that there is a waterfall that shatters on ice.

Footbridge over the dome
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Looks

I can only recommend visiting this ice kingdom and discover the power of ice.

Looks
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