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Buchacker ice cave in Tyrol

A refreshing summer in Tyrol's Alps

Tyrol's only ice cave is situated right above the Inn valley in the Hohe Salve region. A world of snow and ice is just the right thing on a hot summer's day.

The shortest climb to the Buchacker ice cave starts in Embach near Mariastein, just a few minutes' walk away from your four-star hotel Mariasteinerhof. The forest trail (walking time 1.5 hours) leads you to the catered Buchackeralm mountain inn. Afterwards the leisurely hike continues on well-marked trails over lush alpine pastures until you reach the entrance to the ice cave after about half an hour. Now it's time to dress up warm - the temperatures inside the cave are icy.

Naturally spectacular ice cave in Tyrol

The shaft to the cave was discovered in the 18th century. The first cave researchers climbed into the inside of the cave using a rope ladder. The access is much easier today: ice steps lead into the glittering wintry world. Huge icicles, iced up rock faces and dazzling stalactites decorate the ice and stalactite cave. Some of the stalactites are more than 100,000 years old. Anyone interested in the history of how this unique natural monument originated should join an expert guided tour. Members of the Buchacker ice cave's team of cave researchers provide you with illuminating insights into the secrets of Tyrol's only ice cave.

Tyrol's ice cave – a fascinating natural spectacle! You can reach the ice cave easily on foot from your Hotel Mariasteinerhof. After a trip to the wintry world you can warm up again in the wellness area at your four-star hotel. Send your no-obligation enquiry to the Mariasteinerhof.

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