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Werfen Ice Caves, Werfen
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We drove from Reit im Winkl to the Ice Caves and it was definitely worth the trip. Get there early!! We arrive around 9am and by the time we were coming back down there were long queues at the ticket ...  more »
  • The tour starts on the way, before you get to the cave. The walk from the ticket office is amazing. The view of the mountains and Valley is unmissable. The visit to the caves themselves is guided, in groups of varying size. The guides speak English and the explanations are likely to be bilingual. The ice formations are beautiful; but to speed up the dynamics is not allowed to take pictures. I recommend arriving early, because the cave is very popular. To get there you can drive up the mountain (limited availability) or take a bus that leaves from the train station. You can climb all walking too, but I thought the way the highway uninteresting. Arriving at the box office can take the cable car and walk another half an hour until the entrance of the cave. Recommend taking good coat and shoes. Will be zero degrees or less there.
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  • impressive ice world in the heat of summer, with small children or Flip-Flops commit...
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