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List of caves in Austria

View of the "Katerloch Cave"

The following article shows a list of caves in Austria. The list also includes ice caves and tourist former salt caves (Salzwelten).[1]

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Caves 2
  • Notes and references 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Overview

Main concentration of Austrian caves (German: Höhle) is by the Northern Limestone Alps, a mountain range of the Eastern Alps. Many of them are located in the geographical region of Salzkammergut and in the Totes Gebirge.

Caves

The caves are listed by alphabetical order and there are shown the main tourist caves and other notable (ex.: archaeological or paleontological) underground voids. In "Length" section is shown, between parenthesis, the cave's trail as show cave (SC).

Image Name Municipality State Length Elevation Coordinates
Allander Tropfsteinhöhle Alland (BN) Lower Austria 0.07 km
(SC: 0.07 km)
410 amsl
Dachstein-Mammuthöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 66 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,368 amsl
Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,455 amsl
DÖF-Sonnleiter Tauplitz (LI) Styria 21.4 km
(SC: no)
1,996 amsl
Einhornhöhle [2] Markt Piesting [3] (WB) Lower Austria 0.6
(SC: 0.6 km)
585 amsl
Eisensteinhöhle Bad Fischau-Brunn (WB) Lower Austria 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
380 amsl
Eiskogelhöhle Werfenweng (JO) Salzburg 2 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
2,100 amsl
Eisriesenwelt Werfen (JO) Salzburg 42 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,656 amsl
Entrische Kirche Goldegg (JO) Salzburg 2.5 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,040 amsl
Gasselhöhle Ebensee [4] (GM) Upper Austria 3.7 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
1,229 amsl
Grasslhöhle Naas (WZ) Styria 1.5 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
720 amsl
Griffener Tropfsteinhöhle Griffen (VK) Carinthia 0.5 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
485 amsl
Hermannshöhle Kirchberg am Wechsel (NK) Lower Austria 4.2 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
660 amsl
Hochkarschacht Göstling an der Ybbs [5] (SB) Lower Austria 0.7 km
(SC: 0.7 km)
1,620 amsl
Hundalm-Eishöhle Mariastein [6] (KU) Tyrol 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,520 amsl
Katerloch Naas [7] (WZ) Styria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
900 amsl
Kolkbläser-Monsterhöhle-System Saalfelden (ZE) Salzburg 44.5 km
(SC: no)
1,400 amsl
Kraushöhle Gams bei Hieflau (LI) Styria 0.3 km
(SC: 0.3 km)
600 amsl
Koppenbrüllerhöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 3.9 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
580 amsl
Lamprechtsofen Weißbach [8] (ZE) Salzburg 51 km
(SC: 0.7 km)
660 amsl
Lurgrotte Peggau (GU)
Semriach (GU)
Styria 5 km
(SC: 2 km)
640 amsl
Nixhöhle Frankenfels (PL) Lower Austria 1.4 km
(SC: 0.3 km)
556 amsl
Obir-Tropfsteinhöhlen Eisenkappel-Vellach [9] (VK) Carinthia 6 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,100 amsl
Odelsteinhöhle Johnsbach [10] (LI) Styria 0.6 km
(SC: 0.4 km)
1,085 amsl
Ötscher-Tropfsteinhöhle Gaming [11] (SB) Lower Austria 0.5 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
750 amsl
Rettenwandhöhle Thörl (BM) Styria 0.6 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
630 amsl
Salzofen Grundlsee (LI) Styria 2 km
(SC: no)
1,850 amsl
Salzwelten Altaussee Altaussee (LI) Styria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
960 amsl
Salzwelten Hallein Hallein [12] (HA) Salzburg 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
650 amsl
Salzwelten Hallstatt Hallstatt (GM) Upper Austria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
860 amsl
Schönberg Bad Ischl (GM)
Altaussee (LI)
Upper Austria
Styria
140 km
(SC: no)
1,060 amsl
Spannagelhöhle Tux (SZ) Tyrol 10 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
2,521 amsl
Schwarzmooskogel
(Steinbrückenhöhle
and Traungoldhöhle)
Altaussee [13] (LI) Styria 15.4 km
(SC: no)
1,830 amsl

Notes and references

  1. ^ Salzwelten ÖsterreichInformations on the official website of
  2. ^ Translated as Unicorn cave
  3. ^ In the civil parish (Ortsteil) of Dreistetten
  4. ^ Entrance situated in Erlakogel mountain
  5. ^ Entrance situated in Hochkar mountain
  6. ^ In the civil parish (Ortsteil) of Hundalm
  7. ^ In the civil parish (Ortsteil) of Dürntal
  8. ^ Entrance situated in Leoganger Steinberge
  9. ^ Entrance situated in Hochobir mountain
  10. ^ Entrance situated in the Ennstaler Alps
  11. ^ Situated in Ötscher-Tormäuer natural park
  12. ^ In the civil parish (Ortsteil) of Dürrnberg
  13. ^ Entrance situated in Loser Plateau

See also

External links

  • Schauhoehlen.at - Official Austrian showcaves portal
  • Salzwelten.at - Official tourist Austrian salt caves portal
  • Show caves of Austria on showcaves.com
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