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Eisriesenwelt, Werfenweng

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to Eisriesenwelt represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Werfenweng trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • A fantastic experience incredibly beautifully, clearly worth it to wander all the way up but please bring a jacket because it was cold in there!
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  • The giant ice world itself (so the cave) is of course worth a trip. A real natural spectacle in airy heights, which we were able to visit twice. THE experience of this cave dispels a breath and Word. BUT - the organization around the cave is not just bad but really bad! On the Tickethaus in the parking lot, tickets (after 45 min wait) regardless of weather, are sold time or number (and State) of the people. (Know you have that the last tour in the cave to start at 15:30 and the cable car to cease operations at 17:30.) With this ticket, it is then (20 min) to the valley station of the cable car and wait approximately 2 h (a waiting period of 5-15 min will be displayed at the ticket office). Arrived at last up and running to the cave (20 min) 2, 5 h then waits for man (this delay is nowhere specified) on the inlet into the cave in a group with about 30 people. Our entrance into the cave so was around 15:00. So far so good, if slightly annoying. BUT then--accompanied on the tour by the wonderful cave we were by a 70-year-old Chinese girl in ballerina shoes, on all fours the stairs up and end up on the best piece back down came... Then still a Korean family with a screaming 2-year-old, who did not carry but also wanted to run (perhaps, a child in a cave is just afraid...??). To do this, a few summer shoe armed more members of the Group - also from the Middle/far East. As a result the more "difficult" tour. This is not only a cause for dissatisfaction, but also as an aspect of security for all parties involved. Certain (and there are a few) participants should be - ruled out by the provider of a tour also if sales then falls by the amount of X! Here, people are at risk and as a doctor I can tell! The competent guide led the group while whimsically, without taking into consideration but this circumstance. Ultimately, the front part of the Group (with the guide) was for about 20 min from the cave out as how arrived at the output. Respect for this performance of supervisory duty! When we then left the cave (about 15:30) wait yet a pounding with a minimum waiting period of 2-3 h before the cave - in the pouring rain (personal Pech) but with the approximate security until leaving the cave in the twilight or even darkness to compete the way back then on unlit mountain roads. Unfortunately I (and the rest of our group of 9) must realize that waiting times are not classified are annoying - a organisation but unfortunately is bad the cause for a lousy review! (TIP: to many international attractions sold the tickets for time window - the relaxed customer and provider!). But the personal security unnoticed is (and I mean that the Chinese woman and child!) seems difficult. The end of the song will be... It is something happens, the rules are massively compounded and access is still limited. Must not be! The satisfaction of visitors should be noted (especially when the prices are quite high) - maybe a bit more even on the days where (weather permitting) a massive onslaught has been made. Organization is everything! Recovery be necessary.
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  • Depending on what physical state one is you can either use the cableway or undertake the ascent on foot. There rise looked but quite difficult and you should wear absolutely good Footwear. From the upper cable car station, there are 10-15 minutes walking around until it is at the entrance of the cave. What is one behind the gate of the cave a natural spectacle is revealed really and absolutely worth seeing. Looking for Hollywood lighting and music in this cave but in vain. Equipped with gas lamps and go in 1km deep and about 350 steps up total open flame inside the mountain of pure ice rinks. Hat and gloves needs it not mandatory, a thick jacket and waterproof boots yet.
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  • Amazing cave! Too hard for little childrens. Because you have to walk 40 minutes in two parts, up the hill untill you get to the cave. And inside the cave you have to climb above 1000 stairs in 0 temperture. But its defenetly worth the effort! Prepare your self to be amazed! Helf day trip, about 4 hours. Dont miss the goulash soup at the restaurant.
  • A beautiful long steep walk up :)... please take warm clothes as the temperature inside the cave does dip to Zero centigrade. An easy drive from salzburg as we wanted to see more of the Alps . Awesome views of the alps from here.
  • Beautiful cave. Not just for bad weather, because the view of the valley is stunning on a nice day. Short hike to the cave. Wear proper shoes. So no flipflops Also bring a jacket after all it is an icecave
  • An amazing place to visit. Beautiful place and unique experience inside the ice caves. So much worth it for those who like such places.
  • Awesome Bus ride to the top. Welcoming staff , good amenities. Cafe was overpriced
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