Explore the magical Hölloch cave system under the safe guidance of a certified cave guide. There are 200 km of explored and charted passages with fascinating landscapes and a diversity in shapes and forms that leaves one speechless.
How does a cave system evolve? Why is the Hölloch cave so big? Is there life in the dark? Come with us and find out in the stillness of the underground world.
On this 7-hour expedition to the “Wasserdom” we follow the huge main passage until we reach the “Riesensaal”. From there we climb up to the old “Dom Bivouac” where we’ll have a well-deserved lunch break. Later we’ll continue to the “Wasserdom”, a breathtaking waterfall of 30 metes height! Our little neighbour “Nyphargus” lives here. He’s a tiny freshwater amphipod who’s been feeling very at home here for thousands of years already.
Gradually we’ll find our way back to the cave exit.
We recommend this full day tour to participants who would like to get to know this vast and fascinating cave system but for whom a “Glitzertor” trip might just be a few hours too long.
Prices per person in CHF
|Adults (from 20 years)
|Youths (16-19 years)
|Pupils (10-15 years)
Rental cave overall
Illustrated Hölloch anniversary book (special price)
Including: Certified cave guide SSH, entrance fee Hölloch, equipment (helmet, headlamp, rubber boots, cave gloves, harness), tour meeting, parking fee at the Restaurant Hölloch, VAT.
Availability: This tour is available during the winter season roughly from November to March.
Weather: In uncertain weather conditions (temperatures too high / heavy rain/thaw) the tour may be adapted.
Duration: approx. 7 hours (Start for example at 09.00 h – approx. 16.00 h)
Group size: This expedition can be organised for minimum of 6 persons on your requested date. Single persons or smaller groups can join existing tours. The normal group size is approx. 6 – 10 persons.
Meeting point: Hölloch center, Muotathal.
Requirements: good physical fitness and good hiking skills (also possible for kids from about 10 years on). No further skills. This tour is comparable with a mountain hike in rough terrain. Exposed areas are secured with ropes, ladders, bridges, etc.
Bring along: Warm socks; thermal underwear (long sleeves & underpants) or turtle neck jumper and leggings as a base layer. Top layer: warm and not the newest wear & tear proof jumpers, jackets and pants. Some clothes in reserve for your journey home since your cave clothes might be a bit dirty after the tour. (Alternatively you can rent a cave overall for CHF 25.00 per person).
Robust backpack with lunch and drink in a plastic- or metal bottle (water can be refilled inside the Hölloch cave) as well as a fleece jacket to protect yourself from getting cold during the breaks. Optional: nuts and raisins or energy bars.
* Please note – the temperature in the cave is constantly 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%. As long as we’re on the move, everyone should feel warm enough. However if you easily get cold, maybe wear a mid-layer over your thermals.