Want to cool off a little bit? Take a two-hour hike from the summit station to the Untersberg ice caves!

Immerse yourself in the mystical world of the legendary Untersberg! The Schellenberger Ice Cave is the largest ice show cave in Germany, located at an altitude of 1570 meters. It is an attractive destination for excursions in the Berchtesgaden and Salzburg regions. During a guided tour of approximately 50 minutes, magnificent chambers and impressive ice formations are revealed, which have been continuously forming an ice coating in the cave since the last Ice Age. The guided tours are individual, making the ice cave a unique and unforgettable experience.

Between Marktschellenberg and the border to Austria, on the B 305, you will find the small, free parking lot for the Schellenberger Ice Cave. Here, close to the former customs tower, the ascent begins on a well-developed path.

Through a shady high forest, you approach the treeline after about 1.5 - 2 hours, with a magnificent view of the Untersberg.

After another hour of walking, you reach the serviced Toni-Lenz-Hütte (1450 m).

Frequently asked Questions:

Do I need warm cloths?
When temperatures hover around the freezing point, it's advisable to bring a warm jacket even in the summer.

Where can I buy an admission ticket?
Admission is paid to the cave guide at the entrance of the cave before the start of the tour.

Can I reserve a ticket or sign up for a tour?
No, advance reservations for the tours are not possible.

Am I allowed to take photographs in the ice cave?
Photographs for personal use are permitted. However, for commercially used photos, you will need permission from the Bavarian State Forestry.

Is the cave accessible for people with disabilities?
No, the cave can only be reached via a several-hour hike through alpine terrain, making it inaccessible for people with disabilities.

More information: www.eishoehle.net

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