These ice caves are located deep in a forest not far from the Oberplanitzing community. The caves are a rare natural phenomenon that can be explained by the physical principle of wind pipes, whereby air streams down through cracks in the porphyry stone and creates a system of windpipes which cools the air mass collects in a 5 meter high pool in the depression. This climate is ideal for plants that would normally thrive at higher alpine regions.
Hiking tour: Oberplanitzing - ice caves, tour nr. 15.
Walking time approx. 1,5 hours