When leaving the charming historic small town behind, you might still be able to hear the sound of the “Heroes’ Organ” with its 4,948 perfectly tuned pipes – the world’s largest outdoor organ. First, take the train to Unterlangkampfen where the trail starts right above the church. Follow a steady climb through old-growth forest to gain elevation once again. Then take on a narrow path from Höhlensteinhaus Lodge to Köglhörndl, where you will enjoy magnificent views of Inntal Valley. The path continues to Hundsalmjoch Col at 1,637 metres altitude. Close to Alpengasthof Buchacker you will find Hundalm Ice Cave, at an elevation of 1,520 metres. Descend to the underground world directly from the top of the mountain. Almost like Plato’s allegory of the cave!
Eagle View ·Located between Hundalm and Buchacker Inn, in immediate vicinity to the ice and stalactite cave, you will find the spectacular “Adlerhorst” (Eyrie) Viewing Platform, a small structure made of timber. Apart from admiring the elaborate wooden eagle sculptures, the platform commands uninterrupted views of Unterinntal Valley and the Kitzbühel Alps.
Eagle Kick ·Hundalm is the Alps’ one and only ice and stalactite cave. A series of 122 steps leads to a world that few get to see and experience. Glowing blue walls of ice, light seeping through cracks and holes, rushing and dripping water—a discovery tour through the cave with a trained guide is an exciting experience that will be remembered for years to come. The ice formations evoke feelings of awe and wonder. At 25 metres long, the Ice Dome is the cave’s largest space; its most famous formation is the Head of Christ in the stalactite chamber. Hundalm Ice and Stalactite Cave lies 45 metres below the surface at its deepest point. Warm layered clothing is required as the average temperature in the cave is below 4° C all year round; the cave is accessible by guided tours only.