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4 Caves to explore in Austria

Austria

Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

Bear Cave
Bear Cave7092 Winden am See, Austria

This is the only cave in Burgenland with finds of Ice Age cave fauna. The bear cave is located about three kilometers north of the village of Winden on the western slope of the Zeilerberg. It is about twenty meters above the street. It is a layered joint cavity . It was probably formed in the Pannonian as a surf cave of the Miocene Sea in limestone.

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Dachstein Giant Ice CaveDachstein Giant Ice Cave, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

The Dachstein Ice cave lies high above the Trauntal valley and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Schönbergalm. The ice is formed by water which seeps from the Dachstein plateau down into the cave through small cracks and joins in the cliff. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and the ice with its fascinating, glistening shapes and figures, is immersed in light and music.

Dachstein Mammoth Cave
Dachstein Mammoth CaveDachstein Mammoth Cave, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

The Dachstein Mammoth Cave is located on the edge of the northern Dachstein Mountains above the municipality of Obertraun in close proximity to the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Hirlatz Cave. This giant Mammut Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground in Salzkammergut.

Seegrotte
SeegrotteGrutschgasse 2a, 2371 Hinterbrühl, Austria

The Seegrotte, near Hinterbrühl, Austria, is a cave system with a large grotto located under a former gypsum mine. It is a series of underground canals that make up Europe’s largest subterranean lake and was created by the same flood that shut down the mine. This is one of the most interesting sights in Austria and has been very popular with visitors of all ages for more than 80 years.

Map of Caves to explore in Austria