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Nature's Ice Palace, Hintertux

Hintertux 794, 6294 Tux, Hintertux 05287 8510, Austria
+43 5287 8510
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Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Hintertux
Type: Tours, Geologic Formations
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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601 reviews 601 reviews
181 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
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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Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I can't believe that the advertising states that you could this trip in your ski boots. I reckon they could get sued for that quote and I'm very glad we didn't wear ours. We did the tour in our hiking boots and spent the whole time slipping and sliding on the ice, crampons might have bee a better idea. Then... More

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I'd looked forward to this visit for the last 4 years. Went on a very snowy day in June with my parents (in their 60's), my 7 year old daughter and my husband who's asthmatic. According to the leaflet the tour was suitable for just about anyone even those who are unfit etc. The guide spoke only German to us.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The tour was a fantastic experience. Once inside the ice you can see the glacial formations which were absolutely stunning. Our guide spoke in both English and German explaining clearly to everyone about the wonderful glacier. The tour is along an ice tunnel and involves climbing up and down ladders at some points. A worthwhile experience!

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I thought I might overcome my fear of slipping with the use of a pole but I rapidly discovered on the way down to the entrance that this was not to be. And with a shoulder injury I was reluctant to put 6 months of rehab at risk for one visit. At the ticket office they could not have been... More

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