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Spannagel Cave

Natural monument and excursion destination in Tyrol

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The Spannagel Cave at the Hintertux Glacier is Europe’s highest altitude public-accessible cave and a very worthwhile day trip destination for families with children.

Current status:

Cave visits with reservation only
or with our special offer Tuesdays and Fridays during the "Fiery Cave Tour".

Unique
marble cave

 With a measured length of about 12,5 km it is the largest rock cave system in the Central Alps. In the regular guided tour you can see about 500 metres of the cave.

Fully equipped
through the cave

All visitors are equipped with helmets, raincoats and (optionally) rubber boots during the tour. The family-friendly natural monument Spannagel Cave is also ideal for visiting in bad weather and is therefore a varied excursion destination in Tyrol Austria!

Show Cave Tour

Marble Cave in Tux/Austria

  • Guided tours with reservation only:

    until May 31st, 2023 and from May 1st, 2024 to May 30st, 2024 Reservations can be made under +43/5287/87251
  • Guided tours with no reservation necessary:
    June 1st, 2023 to July 9th, 2023 daily at every full hour
    from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. included.
    July 10th, 2023 to September 15th, 2023 daily at every full hour
    from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. included
    September 16th, 2023 to April, 30st 2024 daily at every full hour
    from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. included 
  • Meeting point: at the Spannagelhaus which is about 10 minutes by foot from the Tuxer Fernerhaus
  • Admission fees until May 31st, 2023:
    18 €
    per adult 
    10 €
    per child (6-14 years of age and height above 1.2 m)
  • Admission fees from June 1st, 2023:
    20 € per adult (18 € with guest card)
    12 € per child (6-14 years of age and height above 1.2 m)
  • Necessary equipment: good shoes and warm clothes
  • Prerequisites: surefootedness, good phisical condition and no claustrophobia

Fiery Cave Tour

every Tuesday and Friday until April, 28th 2023(included)

  • Meeting point: 12.00 hrs at the Spannagelhaus. You can take the gondolas from the valley station to the Tuxer Fernerhaus. From there you walk about 10 minutes to the Spannagelhaus
  • 1) You get dressed and get all instructions for a save visit.  Guided by a professional cave guide you take a one hour tour through the Spannagel Cave. 
  • 2) Next, you return to the Spannagelhaus where the can look forward to the legendary fiery Spannagel Fondue. All that is topped by a marble cake made to grandma's recipe. (In case the Spannagelhaus is closed, the fondue will take place in the Tuxer Fernerhaus.)
  • 3) Around 16.00 hrs, a 600 hp Pistenbully snow groomer takes you back to the Tuxer Fernerhaus
  • Necessary equipment: good shoes and warm clothes
  • Prerequisites: surefootedness, good phisical condition and no claustrophobia
  • Book now: pick a date and book an experience you will never forget
    here

Cave trekking
in Austria

With advance booking under +43/5287/87251 or info@spannagelhoehle.at, extensive tours of several hours are available, where cave trekkers are taken even deeper into the complex cave system under the Hintertux Glacier. Experience cave courses, which are otherwise only accessible to cave guides! 

Tour 1
Cave Trekking
without climbing

ADVANCE BOOKING NECESSARY

  • Level of difficulty: comparable to a category B via ferrata
  • for adults and teens from 14 years of age (surefootedness required)
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours (excl. dressing before the tour)
  • Admission fee until May 31st, 2023: € 50,- per person
  • Admission fee from June 1st, 2023: € 75,- per person
  • Requirements: Good physical condition, surefootedness and no claustrophobia
  • In the cave map: red area (up to the ÖTK shaft)

Tour 2
Sportive Trekking
Tour

ADVANCE BOOKING NECESSARY

  • Level of difficulty: comparable to a category C via ferrata
  • for adults and teens from 16 years of age
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Admission fee until May 31st, 2023: € 75,- per person
  • Admission fee from June 1st, 2023: € 100,- per person
  • Requirements: Good physical condition, surefootedness and no claustrophobia
  • In the cave map: red area and partially grey area

Any questions? Contact to Spannagel Cave.

Spannagelhöhle
Familie Anfang
E-Mail: info@spannagelhoehle.at
Phone: +43 5287 87251

Another cave experience at
Nature's Ice Palace

The Nature's Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier is a glacial cave system, unique worldwide. 30 metres below the ski slope, the wonderful world of ice can be discovered on guided tours every day, even day in bad weather.

Zillertaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG 
Hintertux 794 · 6293 Tux · Telefon +43 5287 8510 · info@hintertuxergletscher.at