Spannagel Cave at the Hintertux Glacier
The Alpine Divide consists primarily of bedrock. One geological peculiarity, however, is its marble vein, stretching southward from Hintertux to the Spannagelhaus shelter. It is within this marble layer that we find a whole cave system – the Spannagel cave system, and the many natural wonders it harbors. Once equipped with a sturdy helmet and other protective gear, you‘re ready to head down the stone steps to the main entrance of the cave system, located directly by the Spannagelhaus shelter. Here, natural leachings and cobbles the size of soccer balls are first notable evidence of the mighty mountain torrents that carved out this cave. By taking one of the guided tours, you can venture approx. 500 m into the entrance of the cave system. From here, corridors extend miles upon miles into the depths of the mountain. Be sure to experience the mysterious vibes emanating from this spectacular site of primeval history!
Opening hours: All-year: cave hikes upon reservation
Insider tips & tips of any other kind: Cave hike: 2.5 - 3 hours; € 50.- per person
Tel. +43 5287 87251
Fax: +43 5287 86162
Summer 2016: from June 1st to October 14th again every day; hourly guided tours between 10am and 3pm.
Price range: Children: € 6.-; Adults: € 12.- Not suitable for children less than 6 years old.Regular admission with Activcard or guest card: just € 10.50