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Nature's Ice Palace, Hintertux

Address: Hintertux 794, 6294 Tux, Hintertux 05287 8510, Austria
Phone Number: +43 5287 8510
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Hintertux
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We read the reviews on tripadvisor before the time and were thus warned that we might get a poor guide, but decided to try it anyway as guides might change and because coming from South-Africa we do not have the opportunity to see the inside of glaciers often ;-) We had a friendly guide, who did do a head count... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Big mistake, should have read reviews before buying tickets. Sounded like great adventure for family (ages 11-68). Only pricey grand tour available , talked with guide about to expect_-----she was eager to take our money & kept saying "no problems, you will do fine". First clue to problems----steep 200 meter descent on icy ski slope---but, of course, no skis. Only... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed the visit to the Ice Palace, with a couple of exceptions. First and foremost, we thought that the guide was very poor. Like previous reviewers, we were surprised that no headcount was taken going or out. The day we visited, the cloud was down so visibility was very poor. When we exited from the ice palace, it was... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First of all it was to say the least over priced.....we only had the option of the Grand Tour so had to pay 16 Euros each plus 8 Euros for a child . The alleged 'guide' when he showed up did no introduction, did not do any check that people were suitably equipped not even a basic head count. He... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went here with great expectations - after all, a walk through a Glacier! First problem was that only the longer more expensive tour was available. Second problem was that there were no helmets available. Third problem was that access to the ice palace turned out to be via a 200 m stroll down an active ski slope (they didn't tell... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I went to this while in Mayrhofen in April. Although advetised at €8 for the basic tour, this wasn't available and I had to pay €16 for the grande tour, supposedly 70 mins. If you include the ten minute walk to the entrance and back maybe. Really not sure what the difference was, most of what I saw was the... More 

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England
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215 attraction reviews
467 helpful votes 467 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Says you can do it in ski boots - it's very slippy Not brilliantly lit so hard to see some things A few photo opportunities but you need to make a donation No safety ropes on ladders which kind of surprised me - not for little kids, my 9 year old was fine, my six year old didnt want to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I visited the Ice Palace in winter, just after the bigger section of the tour had been safety-checked and approved for all visitors. It's a guided tour of about 1 hour through some tunnels below the glacier and the comments provided by the guide (in German, at least in my case) are absolutely necessary to understand what you are looking... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Don't think I was as disappointed by this as some other contributors. However, I would say this. We did the tour in hiking boots - it was quite slippery underfoot. You do have to climb up and down ladders. My daughter had the forethought to take gloves, I wish I'd done that, my hands were pretty cold by the end.... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

First I have to say the glacier is fantastic and well worth a visit! Ice Palace When I read other praising comments, I don't know if this attraction has deteriorated, or, that in summer when we went it is a completely different experience. Either way, it does not live up to the hype. However, my 15 year old daughter thought... More 

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