Opening & operating times summer

Sommer 2024

Opening times summer

The mountain and cave world at Dachstein Krippenstein are daily open in the summer season from 01.05.2024 until 03.11.2024. First ascent at 8:40 am. 

Operating times summer 2024:

  • 01.05. - 03.11.2024: cable car section 1
    + Mammut & Giant Ice Cave

  • 09.05. - 03.11.2024: cable car section 2

  • 08.06. - 03.11.2024: cable car section 3

  • 15.07. - 29.09.2024: Koppenbrüller Cave

*Cable car section 2 to Krippenstein and 5fingers, Dachstein shark etc.

You find a detailed information HERE:

Operating times cable cars

Cable car: last descent

First ascent 8:40 am!
Section 1 - from 01.05. » Schönbergalm
Section 2 - from 09.05. » Krippenstein
Section 3 - from 08.06. » Station Gjaid

Cable cars run continuously, every 15 minutes | *from 09.05. to 28.06.2024 + 09.09. to 26.10.2024 always on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 1 hour longer open.

Cable car: last ascent

First ascent 8:40 am!
Section 1 - from 01.05. » Mammut- & Ice Cave
Section 2 - from 09.05. » to Lodge/Krippenstein
Section 3 - from 08.06. » to Gjaid Alm

*Last ascent from the cable car valley station to reach the cave tour and the accommodations Lodge and Gjaid Alm in time.

Bad weather tip!

When the sun makes a break, then visit the charming underworld of ice and rock. The Dachstein Krippenstein cable cars  and Dachstein world of caves are open daily - even at bad weather!

Note: Cave visit!

  • Caves can only be visited with you experienced cave guides.

  • Please wear a protective mask during your guided cave tour.

  • Registration for guided tours:
    > Guided tour Mammut & Giant Ice Cave: registration Schönbergalm
    > Guided tour  Koppenbrüller cave: Registration at the Koppenbrüller cave in the valley

  • Robust shoes and warm clothes! The caves have a temperature of -2 ° C to +6 ° C

  • Tip: Free Audioguide app "Hearonymus" for the smartphone (in 7 languages)

PLEASE NOTE! Registration for the cave tour is required for individuals and groups! Determining of the tour time is only possible for special tours with a single guide surcharge.

Uphill to the peakEnjoy your day :-)

FAQ's guided cave tour

Do you have any questions on your cave visit? You can find more information about visiting the caves on our FAQ page or contact our customer service team by mail or phone +43 50 140 or our social media team via PN on Facebook and Instagram.

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 e.g. snowfall

These closures are to secure your own personal safety. 

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in advance!

Do you've questions or need further information? Our customer service team is looking forward hearing from you.

Souvenirshop Schönbergalm

Have you forgotten warm clothing or a rain outfit for your visit to the caves and the mountain at home? No problem, the shop in the Schönbergalm has rain ponchos, hoodies, caps and lots of brand-new gift items for your loved ones or for yourself :-)