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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Werfen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

+ Nice activity, incredible sight and something you might never have seen in your life. - If you decide to go for the 90 minutes walk to go up or down instead of cabletram, be aware that this is not a leisure walk, when you take your ticket at the desk, she doesnt tell you that some part of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had visited Salzburg in June. Some of my friends told me about this place, though at first I was suspicious after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I'm very happy I went for the caves. I'll describe the trip (with route description) in brief from the Werfen train station. Cross the bridge after exiting the train station, then turn right.... More

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Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The ice cave is quite amazing. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure to dress up properly as it is quite cold. Also, prepare yourself for quite a walk until you get there. Don't miss it!

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took the seilbahn to save on the "90 minute" walk since rain was possible. It was still at least 40 minutes or more up the mountain. The views are spectacular on the way up. The ice caves were lit only by the gas lanterns, which adds to the atmosphere. There are tours in English and German. The 1,400 steps... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I wrote this same review under "Werfen Ice Caves". This is strenuous, but can be done. I am 60 and somewhat overweight and I was able to do it. Plan to spend the day. Go early and take your time. Definitely take the cable car up instead of hiking that portion, thus saving your energy for inside the cave. Bring... More

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The ice caves are very beautiful; that being said, it's extremely time consuming to get there and what should technically take just half a day can easily take all day. We started out from Salzburg and took a train to Werfen. From there, there is a bus that runs every 30minutes (but more like every hour) to take you up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very unique experience. After taking the cable car halfway up the mountain, you walk about 20 more minutes (slightly uphill but not bad, nice wide path, absolutely ok even if you are afraid of heights) to the cave entrance. The guided ice cave tour itself is safe but includes 1400 steps. Some parts are very steep. The ice formations are... More

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Helsinki
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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great way to visit the mountains and to get inside of one. This attractions takes out time a bit more than you fould guess, because you have to wait for the toura to go inside the mountain. The tour takes about one our. Dressuo warmly because you will be inside the mountain. A bit more light would make it more... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Unfortunately we found this ice cave very disappointing. False advertising with the beautiful well lit cave where you can see the glimmering ice. All you get is a tiny gas flame, and that's every second person. We had to strain our eyes through the darkness to see the ice/sides of the cave and that's when we weren't watching our feet... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stopped in Slzburg and take a tour from there. When the bus starts climbing the mountain on that narrow street seems to go for the clouds. Even the Castle of HoheWerfen seems small. A short cable car ride and then 700 mts up to the entrance. When the door opens the difference in temperature creates wind, sometimes 90 km... More

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