List of caves in Austria

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File:Katerloch1.JPG
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]

Overview

The 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 the "length" section is shown, between parentheses, the cave's trail as a show cave (SC).

Image Name Municipality State Length Elevation Coordinates
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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
80px 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

  1. Information 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

See also

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