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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave, Werfen
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Take a breath of fresh air at the world's largest ice cave, Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave, penetrating 42 km (26 mi) into the Alp mountains, 1,656 m (5,433 ft) above sea level. Book a guided tour, and walk through tunnels and labyrinths of limestone covered in thick layers ice. The ice never melts due to chilling winds blowing from deep inside the cave's chambers. The guide will hand you a lamp at the entrance so you can explore the ice formations, some of which are more than 20 m (65 ft) tall. Dress warmly--the temperatures are almost constantly below freezing. Add Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave to your Werfen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Werfen tour planner.
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  • My group of five travelled from Salzburg to Werfen to visit the Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave ("EIC") as a day trip two days prior to the cave closing for the season till reopening on 1 May 2017. We purchase...  more »
  • The Eisiesenwelt Ice Cave is within a short (50min) drive of Salzburg and worth a visit. The attraction itself is interesting, but the walk up to the cave and surrounding scenery is the real attractio...  more »
  • The views of the mountain is spectacular, the Ice Cave of less. Contrary to the published photos, the cave is NOT permanently illuminated! The natural ice sculptures are therefore not so great as shown on the pictures (all rather grey in grey instead of blue). The head of the management switches on the light only for a very short time. Photography + film is NOT allowed in the entire cave. During the tour, you have hardly time to enjoy the scenes in the cave because it is busy, not slipping on the narrow, wet and not lit stages. A little less stressful management would be desirable. The levels in the cave are also not for the untrained people. The first 300 pieces you get one through, it is also very narrow, so that one bad can overtake slower. The 700 steps from the cave down also are in a gone. Overall, the guide takes ca 1 hour.
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