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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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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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New Delhi, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was seriously awesome. They give you these little open flame lanterns and you make your deep into the cave. The ice looks amazing. It is a surreal experience. They also told us the story about how the caves were discovered and first explored and it was really powerful. There is a hike to get up there after the cable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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