Eppaner Eislöcher

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Recommended by 115 out of 119 hikers


  • Thomas P.

    The ice holes are a basin-like, about 200 m long and 5-10 m wide hollow at the foot of the landslide on Gantkofel. Through a wind tunnel system in the mountain, cold air flows with 0 ° C to a maximum of 5 ° C in the boiler and forms a cold air lake, which does not dissolve even in the summer months. So it can happen that you sweat in the only 500 meters away orchards at 30 ° C, while at the bottom of the ice holes has supercooled 5 ° C.

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    • July 20, 2016

  • Jörg

    The landscape on the one hand and the phenomenon of temperature difference invite you to visit. Attention, use the parking lot at the foot of the Mendel.

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    • June 18, 2018

  • Andrew

    Cold air currents in an underground lake make for ice / snow between the rocks

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    • April 1, 2018

  • Jörg

    Great hiking trail. The forest was not too hot. Also suitable for children. Only negative the approach. Parking at the foot of the Mendel use.

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    • June 18, 2018

  • Andreas🇩🇪

    Beautiful hiking trail also ideal for mountain biking to enjoy nature

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    • June 19, 2018

  • Jörg

    The ice holes on the Gandberg between Appiano and Caldaro in South Tyrol are local cold-air areas in which the temperature differs significantly from the generally common in the region. The phenomenon is explained by the physical principle of the wind tunnel (also known as convective air movement in caving).

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    • July 2, 2018

  • Peter Traa

    An impressive phenomenon ...

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    • October 2, 2016

  • Andreas🇩🇪

    Can be seen, beautiful area. Ideal to relax and enjoy 😃

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    • June 18, 2018

  • Jörg

    Is a visit worth.Temperature difference noticeable.

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    • August 14, 2018

  • Suse

    The ice holes are depressions where cold air gathers, so even in hot summers until the end of September ice is found. Due to the special location, you will find plants that otherwise thrive only in much higher elevations. So the biodiversity among the plants is particularly high here.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • StefanS

    The effect is amazing. You come around the corner and already the temperature has changed.

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    • July 23, 2019

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Location: South Tyrol, Italy


  • Elevation640 m

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