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Address: Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
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Never Seen Anything Quite As Special

You can't photograph the caves, but the sights will be in your memory forever. The scale is massive. The whole spectrum and imagery is out of a fantasy novel. The climb is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

You can't photograph the caves, but the sights will be in your memory forever. The scale is massive. The whole spectrum and imagery is out of a fantasy novel. The climb is definitely not as demanding as some make the journey out to be, but I did recall seeing some who turned back or made it to the top and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Eisriesenwelt Ice cave is one of the world's largest caves. It's a must see if you're in the region or if you like nature and to explore different places. You will have a unique experience from the entrance to the end of the cave! You can even hike from the village down there up to the cave! Go there... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited the ice cave on our last trip to Austria. The weather was bad and we had planned to go walking by the lakes but thought this would be a better option. The only problem was...so did everyone else. The journey to the entrance was a mission! A walk, then a 2 hour wait for the cable car, then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Trip: Been here twice in two months. Hiked from the village of Werfen to the entrance of the Ice Caves. Wonderful views that remind you of "The Sound of Music", since it is where part of the movie was actually shot. The atmosphere outside is great even without going inside the cave. The Cave: It changes every year, so... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're going to Salzburg allow one more day to visit Eisriesenwelt. It's a 40 minute drive from Salzburg in a beautiful road up until you get at the park entrance. From there you have to hike a little bit (about 30 minutes) up to the cable car. The views are wonderful from the trail and from the cable. Then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

It is beautiful but: come early or else you will stand in line for hours. Early means driving and parking up. If they send for the bus come the next day. You have quite a climb and cable ride and foot climb again but take warm clothes. On the down have some soup before the cable down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I did multiple things while in Munich and Salzburg in October but this was my absolute favorite! Wear proper clothes and shoes like they tell you and be prepared to hike and have your mind blown away! You feel like you step straight into the Ork (spelling?) cave in the Hobbit with high cave ceilings, small bridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

One of the best attractions I visited during my trip to Austria and Prague. I had never been to an ice cave before. It was very different from my expectations. This one involved a lot of walking under very cold weather. The inside tour of the caves was very nice - while the tour guide shared interesting facts for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Agreed they are the highest ice caves in the world and really a unique experience especially when the travel guide uses lights behind the ice and they light up, but from a caving perspective, they are quite ordinary. The cable car leading to the caves offers breathtaking views. However, the trek leading up to the caves from the cable car... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A good drive out of the main city. One needs to do a fair amount of trekking, it is a good idea to have trekking poles and many do so. We took a little longer than 20 mins to trek up on both parts before and after the cable car ride. The cave itself is fabulous, what a view! Well... More 

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