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Nature's Ice Palace

The ice journey begins only 200 m away from the highest point of the Hintertux Glacier. A secure path leads from the viewing platform at the Gefrorene Wand (3.250 m), with one of the most beautiful views over the mountains of Zillertal, to the Palace Gateway.

After a safety equipment check (helmet, belt with 2 safety loops) the path leads, using hand rails, to the entire labyrinth wich has developed over the years entirely naturally without any humans influence whatsoever. The mystical glacial blue vestibule chamber is the first point of the tour, where the turquoise colours provide an amazing visual experience. It only takes natural sunlight for the entire chamber to be bathed in shades of blue, as only blue colour tones are reflected in ice.

Successive crystal chambers are filled with ice crystals in all manners of shape and form. Constant changes in their shape and size are caused by varying moisture levels and changes in temperature. It is fascinating to see how in the coming weeks and months they continue to develop.

A distinctive feature of the crystal chambers is the floor, which is actually a frozen glacial lake, forming the path to the blue chamber as well as to the red illuminated ice chapel. The highlight of the tour is then visiting the "Ice Palace" situated around 25 metres directly under the ski slopes. The perfect ice formation in this palace, with an awe-inspiring height of 15 metres, will simply take your breath away! Is there a more creative architect than Mother Nature?

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Guided tour and opening hours

  • VIP Boat tour: Takes 60 minutes and shows the most beautiful attractions held captive within the glacier.
    daily at 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.
    Admission: € 21,00 for adults, € 13,00 for children
  • Childrens tours are possible for groups of at least 10, whereby advanced reservation is required.

The ice cave is open all year round and can be visited in any weather. A visit to Nature's Ice Palace can also be easily combined with a ski day on the Hintertux Glacier or with a trip to see the views from the Panorama Terrace.

  • admission from 6 years of age
  • starting point: Nature's Ice Palace trailer at the Bergstation Glacier bus 3
  • sturdy shoes and coat recommended

More Highlights at Nature's Ice Palace

  • Exclusive Phototour
    Photo session in the newly discovered Hintertux Glacier Cathedral for max. 2-4 pers.
    Price: € 70,00 per person inclusive VIP Tour
    Duration: approximately 2 hours
    Min. age 12 years
    Registration at
  • Stand Up Paddeling
    Explore the ice lake deep in the belly of the glacier with the Stand Up Paddle - an extraordinary experience!
    Surcharge for the VIP tour: € 10,00 per person
    Duration: approximately 15-20 minutes per person
    max. 6 persons
    Registration at
  • Ice swimming
    The ice lake in the Hintertux Glacier is an official training area for the world's best ice swimmers. Try it too!
    Surcharge for the VIP tour: € 10,00 per person 
    Requirements: Sporty, healthy as well as of good mental health
    Registration at

More Information under, Tel. +43 5287 87287 or +43 676 3070000

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Destination address for your navigation:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401

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Detailed information on how to get to Tux-Finkenberg by bus is available here.

The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.


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