Eisriesenwelt, Werfenweng

4.2
#9 of 18 in Nature in Salzburg Region
Explore some of the 42 km (26 mi) of breathtaking formations at Eisriesenwelt, the world's largest ice caves. Erosion by the Salzach river within the Tennengebirge mountains created these underground wonders of limestone ice. The caves were first discovered in 1879, but further discovery in 1912 led to their current popularity. Long walkways have been constructed to allow visitors to walk throughout, and in 1955 a cable car was built to bring tourists up to the unassuming entrance at 1,656 m (5,433 ft) above sea level. Dress warmly, as the temperature inside the caves is usually below freezing. Check the schedule online in advance, and plan to arrive early, as there can be long lines. Put Eisriesenwelt on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Werfenweng trip tool .
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nature in its purity and coldness, which is about 0 degrees no matter if it's 25 outside, remember the warm jacket. worth a look if you are interested in nature, be patient it may take a while to get up there, not something for people with bad legs, inside the mountain there are 700 steps up and 700 steps down! minus is a bit that is one longer than 10 meters from the wizard, you can not hear anything, so be so close to him.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The largest ice cave in the world. If this is true? I do not know. But so are written by the guides. The position is a must during summer, when only the aura of favors, a shimmy in the clouds above the clouds. And even not so much the same Grotto every walk and cable tunnels, ah ... see for themselves! Nothing more nothing less. Photos same soldering tips rather not see because there is a ban on pstrykania.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Winter. Winter. Winter. I recommend to get dressed. Temperature of degrees. Stairs to heaven, as carefully walk, steep climbs. The path to the cave about 45 minutes up the Hill. Rather, we had a hard time.
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  • July 5, 2017
    In the top of this mountain is an ice cave and there are two ways to get to it. The first costs 12 euro where you have to hike to the top to see the cave. The second way is to climb around 20 min then take a cable car after that you climb another 20 min or less. The cave is cold so make sure you have a jacket with you. In the cave you will climb a total of 700 steps where you will get the chance to see the ice formation inside the cave.
  • June 24, 2017
    Can't film there, so -1 star, I like to film. Another thing that it would be hard too film, because all tour is on the stairs in one line. But I liked the ice and magnitude of the cave. Temperature is 0, take warm clothes and shoes. Tour lasts about an hour. If you have time you can try to climb for 1.5 hours and save 25 EUR of 3 minute lift.
  • June 10, 2017
    It's a gem among the Austrian Alps missed by a lot of travellers. Beauty of ice at its finest. The trek up might be long and a little but of a strain. But it's all worth it. The caves and the experience inside is mind blowing. Photos, even without flash cannot be taken inside. It's a good thing; you'll appreciate the natural phenomenon even more. Definitely worth a trip while visiting Austria and easily accessible from Salzburg. Don't miss it! The photo is a view from near the top of the mountain before entering the cave.
  • June 29, 2017
    It's the World's largest ice cave so why wouldn't you want to see it? It's definitely worth it. The experience involves a bit of walking, a gondola ride and 1400 steps in the cave itself. Since it's an ice cave, dress accordingly.
  • June 6, 2017
    Nice attraction. Go for the combined ticket cave & cable lift. You have to walk anyhow ~20 minutes to the cave. Take a torch with you if you have one alternatively every 4th visitor gets a carbidlamp. Long trousers and a jacket or (vest & raincoat) are reccomended as it is cold in the cave. Taking pictures or videos not permitted inside the cave!

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