Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave, Werfen

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#6 of 18 in Nature in Salzburg Region
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Were really the rise and the cable car bring great... much latency: from the Valley, it's a bus piece up to the mountain... waiting for the bus 30 min from there to buy the ticket and is ca. 20 min to the fastest cable car Österreichs(man kann auch den kompletten WEG Laufen). Waiting time at the gondola approx. 45 min... Once at the top you running again about 30 minutes to the cave entrance. Wait there ca. 20 min. The waiting period is of course variable depending on the crowds. And also not bad. The ice cave in itself is beautiful and absolutely recommended. Now for the negative: lamps are distributed to the cave entrance because it's partly pitch black inside. We had about 25 people and had roughly 4 lamps on my question and whether we would get a not very kindly said that's not enough there. In the cave which is of course very cold, wet and slippery I made to then my phone lamp for my girlfriend and our company are not covered. Very unfriendly I was told mobile way. The tour itself was great but a mass processing. We had no time to the stand and look. Just looking at the place where our guide has lasted. Way back was then slightly faster. Conclusion: Absolutely recommendable but since the entrance with the cable car for two costs 46 euro can you think I expect you have enough lights there and is not also dragged. R A. (27) & girlfriend (24)
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  • August 16, 2017
    Super was the 30 degrees to 0 degrees to go to the cave. The upward way quite lengthy 2 foot section, including a car. The aerialway magnificent sight it was. Up wearing the new, but the cave comes the sequel. There are almost no intranet section plane, félútig up másztuk stairs, from that point on. But the visuals were worth it. Carbide lamps, which are cozy and the entrance we got your hole cards, although it is not easy to hold for 1 hour. The entrance is a little late.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We had been looking forward to a spectacular experience in the outer world, but then unfortunately not much. There was dark, the caves were lit only by few small brought Wick lamps, which does not at all managed to inform the caves-only a few meters above. The beautiful formations and colors as you look at the Eisriesenwelts own website can be seen, unfortunately, largely because, as I said, everything remained in the dark. It is a fairly expensive entrance fee in relation to one's lack of experience. It would be a beautiful experience, if there were hospitalized, but one isformationerne light by simply wandered through the caves in the dark and had not at all feel of the caverns grandeur.
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