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Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

Dachstein Krippenstein cable car operating times, Summer 2017
The sections of the cable car line operate as follows:

Section I   | Schönbergalm                               29.04. - 29.10.2017
Section II  | Mountain station Krippenstein    29.04. - 29.10.2017
Section III | Valley station Gjaid                       10.06. - 29.10.2017


First cable car ascent at 8.40 a.m. from valley station Dachstein Krippenstein!

Please note! Last MOUNTAIN ASCENT - from valley station Dachstein Krippenstein

Cable car 29.04.-10.06. 11.06.-10.09. 11.09.-29.10.
to Dachstein ice cave - section I 3.00 p.m. 3.30 p.m. 3.00 p.m.
to Mammut cave- section I 2.00 p.m. 2.30 p.m. 2.00 p.m.
to Lodge am Krippenstein - section I, II 4.30 p.m. 5.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.
to Gjaid Alm - section I, II, III - 4.30 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

Special weekend evening rides in autumn!

Last evening valley descent from 23 September, always Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday: 

  • cable car section III: Gjaidalm 5.45 p.m.
  • cable car section II:  Krippenstein 6.00 p.m. 
  • cable car section I: Schönbergalm 6.10 p.m.  

Note: Special evening valley descent will only take place on Saturday and Sunday and the Austrian bank holiday, 26th October 2017.  

Please note! Last VALLEY DESCENTS!

Cable car 29.04.-10.06. 11.06.-10.09. 11.09.-29.10.
Section I - from middle station Schönbergalm 5.10 p.m. 5.40 p.m. 5.10 p.m.
Section II - from mountain station Krippenstein 5.00 p.m. 5.30 p.m. 5.00 p.m.
Section III - from valley station Gjaid - 5.20 p.m. 4.50 p.m.

Guadiance| Panorama map

Panoramakarte Dachtein Krippenstein im Salzkammergut

Please open for your orientation the panorama map on which you get an overview about the four level of experience (in 4 colours) at Dachstein Salzkammergut and which section of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car you have to take to get to the caves, attractions and huts. 

Note: Panorama map opens in a new browser window. 

Opening times for the caves

Dachstein Ice Cave

Ice cave
The Ice Cave is open from 29 April until 29 October 2017. Tours run from 29.04. to 10.06. and 11.09. to 29.10. continuously from 9.20 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. and from 11.06 to 10.09. continously from 9.20 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.  Please take note of the information at the Schönbergalm where you can find out the exact time of your tour. The meeting point for the tours is directly in-front of the cave. We recommend planning the mountain ascent for 3.00 p.m. at the latest.

Mammut Cave
The Mammut Cave is open from 6 May until 29 October 2017. Tours run from 06.05. to 10.06. continously at 10.30 a.m until 2.25 p.m, from 11.06. to 10.09. contionously at 10.15 a.m. until 2.55 p.m. and from 11.09. to 29.10. continously from 10.00 a.m. until 2.25 p.m. Please take note of the information at the Schönbergalm where you can find out the exact time of your tour. The meeting point for the tours is directly in-front of the cave. We recommend planning the mountain ascent for 1 p.m.at the latest.

Koppenbrüller Cave
The Koppenbrüller Cave is open from 29 April until 24 September 2017. The tours take place daily continously from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at least every hour.

Overview cave operation times

Operation times 29.04.-05.05. 06.05.-10.06. 11.06.-10.09. 11.09.-29.10.
Dachstein Ice cave 09:20-15:30 h 09:20-15:30 h 09:20-16:00 h 09:20-15:30 h
Mammut cave - 10:30-14:25 h 10:15-14:55 h 10:30-14:25 h
Koppenbrüllerhöhle 09:00-16:00 h 09:00-16:00 h 09:00-16:00 h 09:00-16:00 h**

**Koppenbrüller Cave is open until 24 September 2017! Koppenbrüller Cave tours take place continously, at least every hour.

Recommendation: We recommend you to take the ascent at least 2 p.m. if you would like to visit both caves (Ice and Mammut cave)!

Schönbergalm with snow

Please note!
Given the Alpine location of the Dachstein, one or more attractions may have to be closed for operational reasons or due to the poor weather conditions.
These closures take place to secure your personal safety. We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance!