List of caves in Austria

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

Overview[edit]

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[edit]

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
Alland-cave4.jpg Allander Tropfsteinhöhle Alland (BN) Lower Austria 0.07 km
(SC: 0.07 km)
410 amsl 48°03′12″N 16°04′33″E / 48.05333°N 16.07583°E / 48.05333; 16.07583
Dachstein-Mammuthoehle 01.jpg Dachstein-Mammuthöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 66 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,368 amsl 47°30′10″N 13°11′23″E / 47.50278°N 13.18972°E / 47.50278; 13.18972
Velká ledová jeskyně.jpg Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,455 amsl 47°32′54″N 13°42′17″E / 47.54833°N 13.70472°E / 47.54833; 13.70472
No free image.svg DÖF-Sonnleiter Tauplitz (LI) Styria 21.4 km
(SC: no)
1,996 amsl 47°36′00″N 13°02′00″E / 47.60000°N 13.03333°E / 47.60000; 13.03333
Einhornhoehle2.JPG Einhornhöhle [2] Markt Piesting [3] (WB) Lower Austria 0.6
(SC: 0.6 km)
585 amsl 47°51′27″N 16°05′23″E / 47.85750°N 16.08972°E / 47.85750; 16.08972
Eisenstein3.JPG Eisensteinhöhle Bad Fischau-Brunn (WB) Lower Austria 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
380 amsl 47°49′51″N 16°08′36″E / 47.83083°N 16.14333°E / 47.83083; 16.14333
No free image.svg Eiskogelhöhle Werfenweng (JO) Salzburg 2 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
2,100 amsl 47°29′42″N 13°17′22″E / 47.49500°N 13.28944°E / 47.49500; 13.28944
Eisriesenwelt Werfen Austria 02.jpg Eisriesenwelt Werfen (JO) Salzburg 42 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,656 amsl 47°30′10″N 13°11′23″E / 47.50278°N 13.18972°E / 47.50278; 13.18972
No free image.svg Entrische Kirche Goldegg (JO) Salzburg 2.5 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,040 amsl 47°16′45″N 13°05′04″E / 47.27917°N 13.08444°E / 47.27917; 13.08444
Gasselhoehle-grosse Halle.jpg Gasselhöhle Ebensee [4] (GM) Upper Austria 3.7 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
1,229 amsl 47°49′23″N 13°50′34″E / 47.82306°N 13.84278°E / 47.82306; 13.84278
Grasslhoehle2.JPG Grasslhöhle Naas (WZ) Styria 1.5 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
720 amsl 47°14′42″N 15°32′59″E / 47.24500°N 15.54972°E / 47.24500; 15.54972
No free image.svg Griffener Tropfsteinhöhle Griffen (VK) Carinthia 0.5 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
485 amsl 46°42′14″N 14°43′47″E / 46.70389°N 14.72972°E / 46.70389; 14.72972
No free image.svg Hermannshöhle Kirchberg am Wechsel (NK) Lower Austria 4.2 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
660 amsl 47°31′01″N 15°58′56″E / 47.51694°N 15.98222°E / 47.51694; 15.98222
No free image.svg Hochkarschacht Göstling an der Ybbs [5] (SB) Lower Austria 0.7 km
(SC: 0.7 km)
1,620 amsl 47°31′01″N 14°54′54″E / 47.51694°N 14.91500°E / 47.51694; 14.91500
No free image.svg Hundalm-Eishöhle Mariastein [6] (KU) Tyrol 2 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,520 amsl 47°32′42″N 12°01′45″E / 47.54500°N 12.02917°E / 47.54500; 12.02917
Katerloch2.JPG Katerloch Naas [7] (WZ) Styria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
900 amsl 47°15′10″N 15°32′59″E / 47.25278°N 15.54972°E / 47.25278; 15.54972
No free image.svg Kolkbläser-Monsterhöhle-System Saalfelden (ZE) Salzburg 44.5 km
(SC: no)
1,400 amsl 47°28′15″N 12°55′03″E / 47.47083°N 12.91750°E / 47.47083; 12.91750
No free image.svg Kraushöhle Gams bei Hieflau (LI) Styria 0.3 km
(SC: 0.3 km)
600 amsl 47°40′04″N 14°48′14″E / 47.66778°N 14.80389°E / 47.66778; 14.80389
No free image.svg Koppenbrüllerhöhle Obertraun (GM) Upper Austria 3.9 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
580 amsl 47°34′01″N 13°42′49″E / 47.56694°N 13.71361°E / 47.56694; 13.71361
No free image.svg Lamprechtsofen Weißbach [8] (ZE) Salzburg 51 km
(SC: 0.7 km)
660 amsl 47°31′34″N 12°44′21″E / 47.52611°N 12.73917°E / 47.52611; 12.73917
Lurgrotte-2.jpg Lurgrotte Peggau (GU)
Semriach (GU)
Styria 5 km
(SC: 2 km)
640 amsl 47°13′37″N 15°22′46″E / 47.22694°N 15.37944°E / 47.22694; 15.37944
Nixhöhle Heilige Barbara.jpg Nixhöhle Frankenfels (PL) Lower Austria 1.4 km
(SC: 0.3 km)
556 amsl 47°58′28″N 15°18′31″E / 47.97444°N 15.30861°E / 47.97444; 15.30861
Höhlensee beleuchtet.JPG Obir-Tropfsteinhöhlen Eisenkappel-Vellach [9] (VK) Carinthia 6 km
(SC: 1 km)
1,100 amsl 46°30′34″N 14°32′54″E / 46.50944°N 14.54833°E / 46.50944; 14.54833
No free image.svg Odelsteinhöhle Johnsbach [10] (LI) Styria 0.6 km
(SC: 0.4 km)
1,085 amsl 47°31′27″N 14°36′43″E / 47.52417°N 14.61194°E / 47.52417; 14.61194
Otschertropfstein3.jpg Ötscher-Tropfsteinhöhle Gaming [11] (SB) Lower Austria 0.5 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
750 amsl 47°54′36″N 15°11′23″E / 47.91000°N 15.18972°E / 47.91000; 15.18972
No free image.svg Rettenwandhöhle Thörl (BM) Styria 0.6 km
(SC: 0.6 km)
630 amsl 47°28′05″N 15°15′08″E / 47.46806°N 15.25222°E / 47.46806; 15.25222
No free image.svg Salzofen Grundlsee (LI) Styria 2 km
(SC: no)
1,850 amsl 47°41′21″N 13°49′36″E / 47.68917°N 13.82667°E / 47.68917; 13.82667
No free image.svg Salzwelten Altaussee Altaussee (LI) Styria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
960 amsl 47°39′05″N 13°46′58″E / 47.65139°N 13.78278°E / 47.65139; 13.78278
Dürrnberg (Salzwelten).jpg Salzwelten Hallein Hallein [12] (HA) Salzburg 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
650 amsl 47°40′2″N 13°05′25″E / 47.66722°N 13.09028°E / 47.66722; 13.09028
1083 - Hallstatt - Salzbergwerk.JPG Salzwelten Hallstatt Hallstatt (GM) Upper Austria 1 km
(SC: 1 km)
860 amsl 47°33′44″N 13°38′24″E / 47.56222°N 13.64000°E / 47.56222; 13.64000
No free image.svg Schönberg Bad Ischl (GM)
Altaussee (LI)
Upper Austria
Styria
140 km
(SC: no)
1,060 amsl 47°42′06″N 13°46′20″E / 47.70167°N 13.77222°E / 47.70167; 13.77222
No free image.svg Spannagelhöhle Tux (SZ) Tyrol 10 km
(SC: 0.5 km)
2,521 amsl 47°04′49″N 11°40′18″E / 47.08028°N 11.67167°E / 47.08028; 11.67167
Stonebridge bivi.jpg Schwarzmooskogel
(Steinbrückenhöhle
and Traungoldhöhle)
Altaussee [13] (LI) Styria 15.4 km
(SC: no)
1,830 amsl 47°41′27″N 13°49′17″E / 47.69083°N 13.82139°E / 47.69083; 13.82139

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Informations on the official website of Salzwelten Österreich
  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

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