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Good and Rather-Accessible Ice Cave

The ice cave has some very magnificent views inside. There are quite a lot of steps and walking... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
TomChengWH
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very cold inside, bring thick warm coat to keep yourself warm, amazing sight and creation, very... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are young and fit, you will not have a problem except with the cheesy cave tour itself. If I had been warned about how steep the climb (45 degree angle) is from the ticket booth (one cable car ride up) to the entrance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

At the Schonbergalm lift station, report to the ticket window to get your tour time. The salesperson will stamp your tour time approx 30-40 minutes ahead. After that It's a steep 15-20 minutes hike (depends on your speed and strength) from the station up to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank tk3232
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The ice cave has some very magnificent views inside. There are quite a lot of steps and walking, and no ice for the first 15 min of walk. But still this is more accessible than some other ice caves (the one in Werfen needs walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TomChengWH
Reviewed October 26, 2018

very cold inside, bring thick warm coat to keep yourself warm, amazing sight and creation, very worthwhile

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank germainelch
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited the caves on a rainy day and was disappointed with the whole experience. Firstly, it’s very expensive for what it is. But it’s a tourist destination, I can handle that. From the cable car there’s a steep ascent that one member of our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jetlbomb
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We got a chance to visit the ice caves on our trip to Obertraun and Hallstatt. The cave was magnificent with ice formations. We also got the opportunity to see the stalactites and stalagmites at the entrance of the cave. The guide was excellent and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ruchi260182
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Sorely disappointed. I hate tourist traps, and this one is absolutely a tourist trap. The ice is not very impressive, especially since it appears to be artificially cooled. There are animatronics and light shows interspersed throughout the cave. I came to see a real cave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank SC2350
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to see inside the ice caves, I'm glad we went, but if after I to get to the start if the cave itself. Too much waking for our 4 yr old, we ended up carrying her up the steps in the ice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Angelkbubbles
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Hallstatt when we visited the caves. One needs to take a bus from Hallstatt and it takes only about 10 mins to reach the Cable Car(which will bring one to the caves).Expect to walk a bit uphill when one reaches the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank drzulkarnain1969
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Pay for the all inclusive for about 40 euro!!! Only downfall is you have to hike far up, within and down. We loved every part of it but if you don't think you can walk for about 2 solid hours I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ambassador816957
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Jasby60 | Reviewed this property |
I took lots of photos when in the caves but the lighting is quite limited so you need to look at the settings on your camera to set for night shots, using a flash can be annoying for the other people on the tour. When I went... More
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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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Owen S
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Salt Mine & Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, winter closure? (3 Replies)
I plan on visiting Hallstat on 4/3/12; upon visiting the website to the Hallstat salt mine, the description reads: "From now to 28 April 2012 the mine will remain closed for the winter season but you can still enjoy the fascination of the underground world..." This got me concerned whether I should skip the Hallstat salt mine tour... anyone has any idea if it is still worth seeing? As for the Dachstein Giant Ice Caves; I read from an old post that the ice cave was closed in March,...More
March 01, 2012|
Response fromOwen S|
Thanks Mikey, it looks like my best bet is to go to the salt mine at Hallein; I will likely still make the trip to Hallstatt, I am sure the view itself is worth the trip.