Eisriesenwelt, Werfenweng

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • One of the best cave experiences. Be ready to walk from ticket office to cable car and then from cable car exit to the cave entrance. Within the cave no photography is allowed. 1400 steps of walking in the cave i.e about 1km and 70 minutes. Totally worth the effort.
  • Great adventure! Good level of fitness is required, some 700 steps to go up, or the entire group is slowed down. Please don't bring small children, Echoing crying babies ruined the ambiance. English staff was great! Very fun and lovely.
  • The view outside of the cave is breathtaking. You can't see much within the cave, other than what the guide and lanterns will light up, which is a shame. Yes, it's the biggest ice cave on the world, but is it the most interesting one? I'm not sold yet.
  • This is a one of a kind place. You need to be in fairly good physical condition. Just getting up to the cave would be hard for young kids or elderly people. Very high elevation mixed with many places to fall. Once inside the cave a guid leads the way and you will go up and down stairs almost continuously for about 1.5 hours. Your legs will get a workout but what you will see inside will be worth every leg pain! No cameras and no flashlights are allowed they only use natural lanterns to illuminate the huge cave full of ice.
  • Very fascinating! Hike is easy if you have a good fitness level, maybe challenging if not. Stunning views. Tour goes for approx 70mins. Make sure you are wearing warm clothes!! Best to go first thing in morning to avoid queues. Round trip 2 1/2-3 hours. Highly recommend

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