Dachstein Salzkammergut and the Giant Ice Cave

Hallstatt, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque small towns in Austria, is a good place from which to explore the spectacular Dachstein Salzkammergut region, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dachstein Salzkammergut
Dachstein Salzkammergut

Above ground, visitors can tackle the superb 5 Fingers viewing platform, an incredible metal structure hanging over a 400-meter sheer drop with excellent views of the surrounding Alps.

Dachstein Salzkammergut
Dachstein Salzkammergut

You’ll be rewarded with a chance to explore the Dachstein Caves, one of Europe’s most impressive cavern networks, which are, in places, up to 1,174 meters deep.

Dachstein ice caves
Dachstein ice caves

Highlights include the Giant Ice Cave with its sub-zero summer temperatures and huge caverns with magnificent frozen waterfalls, and the Mammoth Cave with its huge pipe-shaped galleries formed by an ancient underground river.

Dachstein ice caves
Dachstein ice caves

Find all the things you can do in the area here.

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