Salzofen cave

Grundlsee, Steiermark, Österreich

In the rock face on the way from Grundlsee/Gößl to Wildgössl is the salt kiln cave.

The Salzofenhöhle is of great archaeological importance and was in all likelihood a Stone Age cult site, and in any case the highest Ice Age hunting station in Austria. Here, 34,000-year-old bones of cave bears and stone tools of the people living at that time were found. Among the finds was also a bone flute, the oldest musical instrument discovered on Austrian soil.

Accessible during the summer months in suitable weather.

  • Can only be viewed from outside


2070 m

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Hiking in the Ausseerland - Salzkammergut is free!

  • Summer

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Salzofen cave
Totes Gebirge
8993 Grundlsee

Phone +43 3622 85 - 33

Contact person
Bürgermeister Franz Steinegger
Totes Gebirge
8993 Grundlsee

Phone +43 3622 85 - 33

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