Events around Lake Hallstatt -

Musical ice cave concerts 2022: Bach on Ice

Date: Fri, Aug. 19, 2022
Time: 16:30
Location:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn (Talstation), Winkl 86, 4831 Obertraun
Benjamin Schmid plays violin sonatas and solo suites by Bach, accompanied by Ariane Hearing on the Schimmel glass grand piano.

The unique sound experience in the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave Salzkammergut.

In August, the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave transforms from a popular excursion destination in the Salzkammergut region to a unique concert hall! Internationally renowned musicians and cabaret artists from all styles perform here in a special atmosphere and inspire with anything but frosty sounds! 
In the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave - one of the largest ice caves in the world - THE musical highlight of the Salzkammergut takes place every year. The concert series "Eisklang" offers a unique acoustic and visual experience in the mystical Parsifaldom of the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave. 
In a crystal-clear atmosphere and in front of bizarre ice formations, you can listen to the sounds of a wide variety of styles, from classical music to jazz improvisations and swinging blues and boogie. 
International musicians, some of whom are engaged in world-famous orchestras, transform the unique ambience with brilliant, dreamlike sounds into a concert hall in which one gets goose bumps not only because of the temperatures. 

Bach on Ice

The star violinist Benjamin Schmid inspires a worldwide audience as an international soloist. The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna/Schönbrunn is considered the highlight of his career. He has also appeared repeatedly as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival.
He has been awarded the German Record Prize, Echo Klassik, Grammophone Editor's Choice, among others.
He performs on a violin made by the famous violin maker Jean-Baptist Vuillaume
The grandiose musician plays violin sonatas and solo suites by Bach. He will be accompanied by Ariane Hearing on the Schimmel glass grand piano.


  • until 04:30 p.m.: Ascent with the cable car from the valley station to the middle station Schönbergalm
  • 04:45 p.m.: Champagne reception for the visitors at the Schönbergalm
  • 05:20 p.m.: Accompanied by experienced cave guides, you will walk from the Schönbergalm midway station in the direction of the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave. After a short walk of 15 to 20 minutes you will reach the ice cave. Here you can expect a guided tour through the fascinating ice world of the Dachstein and as a highlight the ice sound concert in the Parsivaldom.
  • 06:20 p.m.: Concert in the Parsifaldom
  • 07:15 p.m.: Guided tour to the cave exit via the Tristan Dome
  • 07:30 p.m.: Meet and Greet with the musicians at the Schönbergalm
  • From 07:30 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.: Descent with the cable car

More from the cave worlds

Fri, Aug. 19, 2022 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Fri, Aug. 19, 2022 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führungen durch die “Dachstein Mammuthöhle“ in Obertraun

Fri, Aug. 26, 2022 16:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn (Talstation), Winkl 86 Obertraun

© Neuper

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