Joseph Fritzl will go on trial on 16 March, has announced a court in Austria. He is accused of keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years and fathering seven children by her.
Mr Fritzl, 73, is charged with murder, enslavement, rape, incest and false imprisonment.
He has confessed to imprisoning and raping his daughter and fathering children by her, but denies murdering one of those children, say investigators. The child died shortly after birth and his body was incinerated.
The trial will last about a week, court spokesman Franz Cutka told the AFP news agency.
Last October, a psychiatrist’s report said Mr Fritzl was mentally fit to stand trial.
He is being held in pre-trial detention in St Poelten, 80km (50 miles) west of the capital, Vienna.
Three of the six surviving children were raised in the family home by Mr Fritzl and his wife. The others were confined to the cellar for their whole lives, not seeing the light of day until they were discovered and released by police in April 2008.
The case was discovered when 19-year-old Kerstin, one of the children fathered by Mr Fritzl and kept underground, became seriously ill and was taken to hospital.