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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

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Address: Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
Phone Number: 43064685248
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The ice caves are a great place to visit to get away from city life! It takes a while to reach though, an hour or so drive from Salzburg, then a 20 min hike, then cable car, then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice caves are a great place to visit to get away from city life! It takes a while to reach though, an hour or so drive from Salzburg, then a 20 min hike, then cable car, then another 20 min hike. Add that to the 1400 steps inside the cave and you have a quite a bit of a... More 

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Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hike and view to get to and then a great hike and view inside. Lasts about an hour. It was fun to use an old fashioned flame to light the way. Good tour guides as well. Our 4 year olds feet got cold. I suggest extra thick socks or boots for kids. We thought of everything else to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was exceptional but accessible only if you are in good health. Walking is strenuous but on an easy path. The high altitude may make it difficult. About 40 minutes of walking is required...up the mountain. Go early as the lines are very, very long to use the funicular which is required to get to it. If you do not... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible, once in a lifetime kind of experience this was!!! Lots of steps, very cold, but holy cow this was beyond cool! An ice cave in the side of a mountain. Make sure to bring a heavy coat, I wore a light sweatshirt and from being in hot hot heat and then going into the ice cave, i... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Physically demanding....but is worth of all the efforts. Carry enough warm clothings as inside it gets really cold.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there totally unprepared. Had no idea about the site. It was a long day. We went through hundred of emotions. Not all of them great. We are happy that we did it but will not try anything similar in near future. I think it helped that we probably had a smaller group inside a cave as every 2-nd... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If one is fit enough to climb approx 140 mtrs on a slightly inclined road, this place should not be missed. It is a magnificent natural wonder. We took a train from Salzburg to Werfen and then walked upto the shuttle bus : it is 5 min walk from the station - just take the first right turn on a... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the ice caves on the first day of our holiday, we had a hire car, and parked pretty near the visitors centre, we arrived around midday, and there was no queues, we walked straight in and got our tickets. Then the long walk begun, you walk for around 20 minutes uphill, only stopping to admire the incredible views,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been wanting to visit this cave for a long time now. We finally made it a few days ago and WOW, it was just incredible!!! The entrance to the cave is about 5000 feet high on a mountain with spectacular views. We were lucky with the weather, with the sun shining on bright colored fall trees, and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Wow! This tour is one we are glad we did and at the same time would not do again. Why?.. two senior's that aren't in the best of shape tackling several kilometers of uphill paths to then climb 750 steps up the inside of the cave and the same down the cave. It was difficult for us but well worth... More 

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