The cave "Entrische Kirche", (literally translated "sinister cave") is partly dry, dripstone and water cave. A great cave in the original state. It is the largest natural cave of the Salzburg Central Alps and one of the oldest natural monuments in the province of Salzburg. It is characterized by high positive earth rays as a special "place of force".
A special kind of natural landmark. The strange rock formations and the wonderful stalactite and sinter deposits will make this visit an exceptional experience. The cave’s name "Entrische Kirche" (eerie cave) was first mentioned in records in 1428. In the 16th and 18th centuries, the cave served the Lutherans coming to Gastein valley as a secret meeting place. On the occasion of the 500 yr. celebration of Martin Luther, a Protestant memorial in the cave in the “bat dome” was consecrated in 1983 in an ecumenical service. It is unique in its own way. The cave is also a "place of power". Many visitors can feel the positive earth energies. Visit only possible as part of a tour, from 1st May to end of September. Duration 50 min.; tours for 3 adults or more; gathering/meditation sessions as well with advance registration Uphill trail from the parking lot at least 45 min. Cave temperature around + 6°C Sturdy shoes required. Dogs are not allowed on the path from the valley to the cave!