When leaving the charming historic small town behind, you might still be able to hear the faint 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 a narrow path from the Höhlensteinhaus to Köglhörndl, where you will enjoy magnificent views of the Inn Valley. The path continues to the Hundsalmjoch ridge at 1,637m. Close to the Alpengasthof Buchacker you will find the Hundalm Ice Cave at an elevation of 1,520m (closed in summer 2020). Descend into this fascinating underground world with its numerous stalagmites and stalactites. Almost like Plato’s allegory of the cave!
Eagle View ·Between the Hundalm and Buchacker huts, in the immediate vicinity of the ice and stalactite cave, stands the spectacular “Adlerhorst” viewing platform, a small structure made of timber. As well as showcasing elaborate wooden eagle sculptures, the platform commands uninterrupted views of Lower Inn Valley and the Kitzbühel Alps.
Eagle Kick ·Hundalm is the only ice and stalactite cave in the Alps. A series of 122 steps leads down into a world that few get to see. Glowing blue walls of ice, light seeping through cracks and holes, rushing and dripping water – a tour of the cave with a trained guide is an exciting experience that you will remember 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. The Hundalm cave lies 45 metres below the surface at its deepest point. Warm layered clothing is required as the average temperature in the cave is just 4°C all year round. The cave can only be accessed with a guide. (closed in summer 2020)