In the middle of nowhere in the dark night, colourful lights twinkle from the forest near Lake Schwarzsee. The lights will guide you to the impressive ice palaces, which look their best in icy temperatures.
The ice is most beautiful at the start of winter, when temperatures drop below freezing and it has not yet snowed. That’s when the ice palaces glitter like crystal.
Visitors start at the main square of the ice palaces, where there is a fountain, an iceberg with penguins, a large swing, a barbecue pavilion and the cosy “Yyschstùba” buvette. You can grill your own sausages in the barbecue hut and feast on a delicious menu in the buvette.
Visitors walk through the structures, some of which are 3 to 12 metres high. You can climb up high to enjoy the view of the ice palaces from above. For children, there’s a high-speed slide inside the ice palaces. Visitors can expect a surprise around every corner, such as extraordinary snow sculptures, a nativity scene, a dragon’s cave or even a spooky forest. The real beauty of the ice palaces can be seen when night falls and the light from over 100 spot lamps, 10 UV lamps and around 20 coloured neon lamps is particularly impressive. The entire circuit takes around 20 minutes. If you linger for longer at the various attractions, then of course you’ll need longer for the tour.