valid in ski and glacier world Zillertal 3000 (=Hintertuxer Gletscher, Eggalm, Rastkogel, Finkenberg, Penken/Mayrhofen, Ahorn)
Zillertal Super Ski Pass (valid in the entire Zillertal valley)

Nature's Ice Palace

The unique ice cave in Austria

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The Nature’s Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is a natural gem, unique worldwide and an ideal year round excursion destination for the whole family. The entrance to this ice cave is only a 10 minute walk from the top station of the Gletscherbus 3 lift.

Into the world
of ice

Visitors are asked to „step inside” to this wonderful world deep beneath the ski slopes to discover a glacial cave system with magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.

All year

At Nature's Ice Palace is a constant temperature of 0°C. The ice cave is open all year and you can visit it in all weathers. You can perfectly combine a visit with a ski day or a fantastic view from the panorama terrace.

Basistour incl. boat tour
(daily without advance booking)

A visit to this wondrous world deep inside the glacier is fascinating, not only because of the spectacular discoveries you will make. A boat tour on the glacier lake 30m beneath the ski slope also contributes to a memorable experience for the whole family. 

  • Opening times: daily
  • Guided tours: every hour from 10.30 hrs to 14.30 hrs
  • Admission fee: Adults: € 26,- | Children under 11 years: € 11,-
  • Admission: from 6 years
  • Meeting point & registration: Nature's Ice Palace container at Gletscherbus 3 top station
  • Equipment: sturdy shoes & jacket (rental available at Hintertux Glacier sports stores), also negotiable while wearing ski boots
  • Requirements: good physical condition (must climb short ladders; no climbing skills necessary)
  • Dogs are not allowed

Tirolean Snow Podcast about the Nature's Ice Palace

Any questions? Contact to Nature's Ice Palace.

Natursport Tirol
Marlies and Roman Erler
Phone: +43 676 307 0000

special tours


with advance booking under +43 676 307 0000 or

Stand Up

Explore the glacial lake deep in the belly of the glacier on the Stand Up Paddle - an extraordinary experience!

  • from 12 years of age
  • up to 5 persons
  • tip-resistant SUP available
  • € 10,00 extra charge/person in addition to the Basistour

photo tour

Join a private guide and discover areas away from the regular route. Capture unique moments in a magical sourrounding!

  • for 3 to 4 persons
  • helmet and crampons provided if required
  • € 50,00 extra charge/person in addition to the Basistour


Get to know the Nature's Ice Palace with discoverer Roman Erler!

  • Details on request

with advance booking under +43 676 307 0000 or

Ice swimming
in the glacial lake

Ready to jump into the ice-cold water?

  • from 14 years of age
  • medical certificate necessary
  • € 10,00 extra charge/person in addition to the basistour

Another cave experience at
Spannagel Cave

The Spannagel Cave on the Hintertux Glacier is the only marble cave in the Central Alps. The show cave can be explored on guided tours with the whole family and in any weather!

Zillertaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG 
Hintertux 794 · 6293 Tux · Telefon +43 5287 8510 ·