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Dachstein Cave Museum in Obertraun

Krippenstein Update

Dachstein Krippenstein starts the summer season on 29th May 2020 - The cave worlds on the Dachstein Krippenstein will open their gates again just in time for the extended Whitsun weekend. The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car also starts operating again on this day.

This also means that excursion destinations, such as the 5Fingers or the World Heritage Spiral are again easy and convenient to reach. So too the numerous mountain huts and the mountain restaurants will also start their delayed summer season.

Final note:

Due to the current situation, there may be alterations to the following "Information at a Glance" section. This can affect the cable car travel times but also the opening times of the cave worlds. We would therefore kindly ask you to inform yourself about current running, opening times or tour times before you visit the Dachstein Krippenstein.

Thank you for your understanding.

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High exhibition

Museums in the Salzkammergut - there are a lot of them. But up on the mountain? This attraction can only be found in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Because located here, at 1350 meters above sea level, is the Dachstein Cave Museum. The focus of the exhibition is the complex labyrinth of the unique cave worlds in the Dachstein massif. Other exhibits, in the rustic wooden huts, show the different aspects of the caves: the rock formations, the wildlife in the cave and their exploration. And when it starts to dribble? No problem! In the "Lousy Weather Cinema", guests of all ages can discover the cave labyrinths from the point of view of cave explorers whilst staying dry. A real insider tip not only for "cave explorers".

Our tip; Simply combine your museum visit, located to the at the changing point of the cable car to continue up to the summit of the Krippenstein, with an unforgettable excursion into the fantastic cave worlds. The magical Ice Cave and the no less popular Mammoth Cave awaits new "conquerors". And for all summiteers continue to the summit of the 2000 meter high Krippenstein with its numerous sights.

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