Austria's most fascinating natural wonder
Opened from 16th April to 16th October! Online reservation
Opening times & Timetable
Opening times cave office
The office on the main square in Bad Eisenkappel is from 10th April onwards opened from 9am to 5pm. You can buy or pick up your reserved tickets, at the cave office.
Access to the cave
Dripstone caves are located outside of the town. Access by car is not possible. Vehicles may be parked in the town. The caves can be accessed in the following ways:
- Travel with the cave bus
There are regular buses from the ticket office on the main square to the cave entrance. Get in the bus and enjoy the 30minute drive up to the mountain. From the main square we will drive across the Woschitzgraben up to the Unterschäffler-Alps. During the ride you can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and the valley.
- Pathway to the cave
You can combine your visit to the Obir dripstone caves with hiking. From the parking lot in Zauchen the climb to the cave entrance, at 1078 metres, takes about 1.5 hours. Return with the cave bus is possible, however a reservation is required.
Cave bus timetable
The visit of the Obir dripstone caves is only possible as part of a guided tour. Bus transfer, entrance and guidance are all included in the ticket price.
Departure times from the ticket office on the main square:
|15. - 30. April , Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday||14:00|
|15. - 30. April , sundays and fridays||11:00, 14:00|
|May and June daily||11:00, 14:00|
|July and August daily||
10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00
(On rainy days or on request in the afternoon possible)
|September daily||11:00, 14:00|
|1. - 15. October, sundays and holidays||11:00, 14:00|
|1. - 15. October, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday||14:00|
By prior arrangements (min. 20 people) or by Special tours it is possible to book other departure times.
Guided tours in the Geopark information centre “World of geology”
In the Geopark information centre you can embark on a playful way on a journey through the earth. All information about the entire Geopark area are presented on a large screen by means of modern technology. Duration of the tour about 1 hour.
Tours in the Geopark information centre
|April / October - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (on request also other days, including weekends and holidays, and also other times are possible!)||13:00|
|May / June / September - daily except Sat/Sun/Holidays (on request also Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and other times are possible!)||13:00, 14:00|
|July/August - daily and hourly guided tours (on request also other times are possible)||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00|
By prior arrangement also possible to visit at other times!