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Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
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Werfen Ice Caves Tour from Salzburg
Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Werfen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Firstly, the drive up the mountain is one of my favorite ever journeys! Then the trekking here can be tiring for many! whilst the other option of the cable car, which provides fantastic views, is absolutely terrifying for those of us who don't like heights. Although it is over quite quickly! Once there, the walk around the caves themselves is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took this trip on with some trepidation after reading previous articles but, in the end, it was nothing to be afraid of. We took the advice of going early and got there for 9am. Hardly any cars around so were were very optimistic. Climbed up to the cable car in a comfortable 15mins; made to wait until the quarterhour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you are between the ages of 20 and 40 and exercise occasionally, the ice caves will be absolutely no problem for you regardless of what others say on here. It is a 40 minute walk up paved walkways with a 3-10 minute break in between (to ride a very picturesque cable car ride). The hike up to the cave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Must visit with so much to learn. 45 kms cave (very less accessible)with beautiful ice formations. Steep climbing. 40 Mins. Walk to reach cave then 1400 steps inside cave and 40 mins. Walk to return. Easily 3 hours plan. But when inside cave you forget all the walking after seeing the magnitude of the cave. Very very well preserved. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I really enjoyed this trip with Panorama Tours. Very prompt pick up and our driver Hubert was lovely and very knowledgeable. The drive there was v pretty. On arrival there is a very steep climb to the cable car. Definately need to have a good fitness level. The cable car journey is great and v picturesque. There is another steep... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We enjoyed it,though the kids felt little tiring of the20 mints walk after the cable car & thee steps inside the cave.There was about 700 steps up & down. The Guide was very nice,It is dark inside.Every fifth member of the group is given a latern to get the steps

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

1 must do if u have atleast 2 days in salzburg. Its got a decent walk but do not frgt to carry a monkey cap for the cold inside the caves

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It is a wonderful experience. This is one of the main attractions in Austria,Salzburg. We were a group of 5 members who were visiting from Germany on a weekend. Salazburg has been suggested as one of the must visit places. Ice caves was planned on the second day after Konigsee on the first. The journey to the cave from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If there is one thing you do in Salzburg and the surrounding area, take the trip out to the Werfen ice caves. It is a truly amazing thing to see, and well worth the journey and effort to get there. Oh yes, there is quite of lot of effort required on your behalf to reap the amazing rewards on offer.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I read the reviews before hand so I knew what to expect. The road up was really as majestic as it can be! The view of the valley that opens up as you climb the pretty steep road to the cave was well worth the while. Don't be tempted to take the shortcut tunnel , you'll miss some great views.... More

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