Werfen Ice Caves, Werfen

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#10 of 18 in Nature in Salzburg Region
Explore an extensive network of frozen tunnels and caverns at Werfen Ice Caves, the largest of their kind in the world. Stop by the formation and join a guided tour through the ice. You'll find as you venture into the depths that the drafts of air that cycle through the caves are the lifeblood of the entire freezing process, along with melting water that seeps underground. You'll see open spaces, imposing stalagmites, and dangling stalactites, including the centerpiece of the caves--a 23 m (75 ft) tall behemoth rising from the floor. The caves are very cold year-round, so dress warmly. Work out when and for how long to visit Werfen Ice Caves and other Werfen attractions using our handy Werfen itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    For those who decide to stay in Salzburg cannot do without visiting this spectacle of nature. Location easy to reach thanks to the highway and a panoramic road which leads directly to parking choice. For access to the cave you can take the cable car or for the fit can be climbed directly from the parking area on foot. In all cases it is advisable to get boots and comfortable clothing since anyway you have to deal with a half an hour walk on a path to get to the entrance of the cave. Equip yourself with winter clothing to take because, as described on the site and various leaflets, inside it's really cold ... 0 degrees! But once you enter the fun part! It will open in front of you fantastic scenery, immense streams of ice build up which, lit by small lamps delivered to the entrance have an enchanted atmosphere. Don't be intimidated by 1700 steps to go because eventually you won't even notice!! Obviously it is forbidden to photograph and passionate photographer I fully agree, rather the Council to observe and get lost at the sight of such beauty instead of fiddling with a camera by slowing down the whole excursion (my personal opinion) a MUST!
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  • August 15, 2017
    You see all the pretty pictures but if you get them almost impossible to see in real life. Only the Guide has a good light is not illuminated the cave further. So you see not really very much unfortunately. Occasionally a pretty picture but it is forbidden to photograph .... Further dress warmly because it is around the freezing inside. The climb is also pretty spicy to the caves. First 20 min to a gondola and from the gondola again 20 min free style. In the caves themselves again 700 700 stairs up and down. Entrance cave + gondola is 24 euro pp so that's very expensive
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  • August 9, 2017
    A strenuous but totally worth while visit. One of our most exhilarating trips in Austria.Best for kids over age of 8. Include this in your itinerary if you want everlasting memories and awesome pics.  more »

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