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Dachstein Giant Ice Caves

4831, Austria
+43 50 140
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Ice Cave visit with family in Mai - must to do program

The walk in the cave lasted about an hour. The temperature was -1, good that we took our winter... read more

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Nikoletta R
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Bonyhád, Tolna, Hungary
cool experience

First you ride the gondola up. Then you hike up. They said 10 minutes? Many in our group huffed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deb F
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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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Giant Ice Cave – one of the biggest ice caves in the world - extensive Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave – still traversed by underground streams – are particularly spectacular. A state-of-the-art cable car provides access to this unique nature experience consisting of caves, informative and enjoyable hiking routes on the karst massif and adventure cave tours.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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4831, Austria
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"unique experience"
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"german english"
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Reviewed today

The walk in the cave lasted about an hour. The temperature was -1, good that we took our winter coat with. Very interesting presentation in two languages (german, english), but there is a possibilitie to download audio guide. The sights are amazing. On our way...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

First you ride the gondola up. Then you hike up. They said 10 minutes? Many in our group huffed and puffed up the paved path in about 20 minutes. Altitude is about 6700 feet, but path, while safe, was steep. Ice cave was cool. I...More

1  Thank Deb F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice ice cave with nice presentation and visual effects. This is something to see when traveling to DachsteinKrippenstein.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve visited this cave on our way back from Krippenstein. Please don’t forget to book your group at the desk before going up to the front of the cave. The tour guide spoke German and English, all well explains and showed. It was a great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to go beyond the ice caves and experience the whole area, we just spent the day on the mountain (9:30 - 5:30) and have some tips for you. We pulled together advice from several posts here on Trip Advisor, and feel like...More

1  Thank rico36461
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is about an extraordinary place ,one of its kind. Everything was great , starting from the trip to climb up with the cable car ride , the view , the nature. From the cable car you have to climb about 15 minutes on a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive around lake Hallstatt surrounded by stunning mountains to base of Dachstein. There we took cable car to first stop (ice caves). Views on the walk from the cable car to the cave entrance were awesome (lake and surrounding mountains) but the path was...More

Thank JCAM1959
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Ice caves and five fingers lookout. Amazing day trip. We started early morning by 8o clock from Salzburg. We took a train from salzburg to Bad ischl. From Bad ischl we took another train to Obetreon.Once u get down at Obetreon you have 2 options...More

4  Thank Rahul S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We didn't have much expectation with regards to this tour. But we were so wrong. The entire trip was worth it; from the cable car ride to the short hike up the slope to the tour of the ice cave. You do need some mobility...More

Thank Ivan C
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Like most people that have visited this extraordinary place, the fascination continues as you're led in a group through the cave system. This part of the trip was most enjoyable, but check what time slot you're given at the booking gate. We were told our...More

5  Thank Phil A
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Amit A
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Phil A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know the answer to your question, however another visitor has given a detailed travelogue. Check out 'Loved the Ice Cave' .. have fun .. its an awesome place to experience :o)
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Vimmy A
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Gautam J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know...inside the cave no problems...but outside, it's a steep climb..I would need to be careful...but it's possible.
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Clara S
June 14, 2017|
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Response from alan0721 | Reviewed this property |
1600 STAIRS! You need to be in reasonably good shape for this adventure
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