Hochkar cave 
100,000 years old

A cave with history

Underground at Hochkar

Mysterious, beautiful and very impressive: Hochkar Cave. The cave is more than 600 metres long and attracts many visitors every year. All tours are led by trained guides offering information and anecdotes about the cave’s formation, history and major structures. Be part of this unique underground world of the Göstlinger Alps!


  • Dachstein limestone
  • 100,000 years old
  • 650 m long
  • 133 m difference in altitude
  • Fifth biggest cavern in Lower Austria
  • Pfingsthalle: 35 m long, 15 m wide, 20 m high
  • Schichthalle: 35m long, 20 m wide, 10 m high


Underground Limestone World

Hochkar Cave: 20 Meter high Pfingsthalle with big limestone crystals on the walls. Neighbouring Schichthalle is the exact opposite: smooth walls, but great geological history.

Hochkar Team recommends: Explore the stalactite cave with a guide. Equipped with helmet and lamp you climb underground to the deeps of Göstling Alpen. Experienced guides will offer information and anecdotes about the cavern’s peculiarities.

Tip: Put on your climbing boots, the floor is slippery underground!

Tours through hochkar cave

Visit Hochkar Cave

In summer:
every second Sunday at 14.00

  • June 30, 2019
  • July 14 and 28, 2019
  • August 11 and 25 2019


Every Wednesday at 14.00 from  July 3 to August 28, 2019 .

Meeting point: 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at Hochkar bottom station.

Duration: approx. 90 minutes

Um Anmeldung unter T +43 7484 2122 wird gebeten.

Additional tours are possible for six persons and more – only limited places available!


2012 - 2004

€ 11,00

€ 6,00

Price includes helmet and lamp


History of hochkar cave

More than 100,000 Years old

The cavern was formed more than 100,000 years ago and its discovery is closely linked to the development of Hochkar resort.

Autumn 1963: Roads are developed, and the first chairlift and T-bar are constructed. Construction workers look for drinking water and discover a hole near Haderlaus-Mäuerl.

Whit Monday1964: Werner Putz, Georg Perschl and Alfred Herb climb down the hole

Summer 1965: Fredl Jagersberger and his friend Sepp Latschbacher discover today's entrance.

The experienced engineer Franz Geischläger and his construction team then built walkways and lighting.