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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Werfen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Tel Aviv
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This Is one of the amazing places I ever been. Also for children. Amazing view before the cave. Don't forget to bring hot clothes and head lights for the cave

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London
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took the shuttle bus from the train station for 6.50 euro return each and were dropped off by the ticket office about half way up the mountain. Tickets were 22 euro and then a 10 minute walk uphill to the cable car. The cable car is extremely steep and there are fantastic views as your break through the low... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

its worth a half day trip, the 45 minute trek to reach the caves is pretty long and energy consuming, but a lot of scenic views and a cable car ride make it worth it. Inside the caves photography wasn't allowed, but apart from that the oldest ice cave in the world diddn't disappoint! Witty guides they have on staff... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our family (60+ yr old hubby, 13 yr son and almost 50 yr old me) enjoyed this experience tremendously. You only cover about 1 mile of the cave with an additional 30+ miles not accessible to the public. What we did get to see was amazing. Yes it is A LOT of walking and hiking but the view both up... More

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Pleasanton, California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As all of the other reviews suggest, there is quite a lot of hiking up steep mountain and walking up/down 1400 steps of stairs involved in this tour. So, be ready for that. Many people suggested bundling up yourself with heavy coats etc. I suggest wearing something light but warm since you will warm up through your hikes and by... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well, it was certainly a climb to reach the caves, and a few people looked a bit nervous when they were on the gondola. But in the end it is well worth it, and even my grandparents who had visited a few years before treasure the memory of these caves. So, you buy your tickets at the entrance, then you... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When the weather is bad in the Alps and you are in this area you should visit this cave. It's massive. But arrive as soon as possible rather 10 minutes before opening time to avoid waiting in long lines, park your car in front of the ticket-desk-building and start your walk to the lift. Notice the small refreshemnt shop a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The cave is magnificent and amazing, really a nature wonder. The tours in English are very good. however the access to the cave is not easy, and the case itself has too many stairs. If you are not in good shape and find stairs hard for you, do not take this tour. Also be sure to be there first thing... More

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Stuart, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

From the trip up the mountain, the ride on the cable car and then the breathtaking views from the top to finally the amazing ice cave. It does take a good hike, walking about 20 minutes to the cable car uphill and then again 20 minutes to the cave entrance and then inside the cave take 700 steps up and... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's really hard to rate this place. On the one hand the actual caves are indeed like nothing else I've seen: the ice formations really do get you wowing, the caves are large, and the guides are excellent (and extremely dishy Austrian male model types it seems, to a man). On the other, they're undoubtedly expensive and take ages as... More

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