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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

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Address: Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
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The drive here from Salzburg was easy. There was plenty of parking when we arrived (we got here when they opened). It states that you cannot take your camera in the cave itself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The drive here from Salzburg was easy. There was plenty of parking when we arrived (we got here when they opened). It states that you cannot take your camera in the cave itself but I was not leaving mine in the car so we took it with us. Good thing because you have to walk from the location you buy... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Eisriesenwelt was one of the most amazing places I visited so far! It has amazing ice sculptures, and the guides are also really good! The cave is huge (42km in total), but the part we visit is not thaat big, around 1 or 2km, because it is the part of the cave with ice. So do not expect to see... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My group of five travelled from Salzburg to Werfen to visit the Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave ("EIC") as a day trip two days prior to the cave closing for the season till reopening on 1 May 2017. We purchased the Einfach-Raus-Ticket for a direct connection between Salzburg and Werfen. This cost saving ticket for a group of 2 to 5 persons... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Eisiesenwelt Ice Cave is within a short (50min) drive of Salzburg and worth a visit. The attraction itself is interesting, but the walk up to the cave and surrounding scenery is the real attraction. Be prepared for a vigorous walk up to the cave and once inside, a great many stairs. This would not be a good visit for... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Set in a beautiful location in the mountains. You need to be fit to visit these ice caves as there is a 1km walk up a good track, with stunning views, to the mouth of the ice caves. Climb 1400 steps, 700 up and 700 down to see stunning ice formations. There's no electric lighting in the caves and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This excursion is not for those afraid of heights or hikes. Even though you can drive a long way up the mountain, the 20 minute climb from the ticket office to the cable car is steep and unrelenting and likewise, the hike after the cable car is equally challenging. You need proper shoes, we saw some attempting to do the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the entire journey to and fro the ice caves in Werfen. A lot to see and many different facets of traveling to enjoy. We took an early morning train from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Werfen, the journey is between 40-50mins depending on which train. A return ticket cost €17.40 per pax. From Werfen Bahnhof, there is a bus service that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Total duration of visit was about 3 hours, if you take the cable car option. Bring gloves for the caves. There are amazing views near the top where the entrance to the caves are

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is not for those out of shape or with fear of heights. 1400 steep stairs in the dark holding a lantern is not for everyone. I strongly do not recommend taking kids under 4 years old on this tour. The video on the website makes the ice formations look a lot nicer than they are in person since they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

But please be aware - it will make you sweat - 1400 steps in cave itself, not to mention 20 minutes walk uphill before cable car and 20 minutes after.

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