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“very impresing cave it is recomended”

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
Ranked #23 of 627 things to do in Upper Austria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 13, 2013

you use a cable car then quite a long walk climbing some 800 meters to the enterance of cave then you join a grop 0f people and a guide.inside is quite cold and also you walg along a path going up and then down.

3  Thank Eitan S
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

First you buy your ticket which includes the gondola, the ice cave and a regular cave. Then you take the gondola up to the first stop where the ice cave is. You have to walk up hill for about 15 minutes. There are benches along the way so you can stop and rest. I am not the most fit person and i made it and only had to stop to catch my breath a few times. Others behind me had a more difficult time. Just take your time and enjoy the beautiful views along the way. It is not as hard as you think. When you get to the cave entrance there are benches to rest also. There are a lot of steps inside the cave and it was not as cold as i thought is was going to be. The tour was informative and I liked teh ice formations. after the tour you take another gondola up to the next stop where you go through another cave. You can also hike around and see the glacier and continue on to 5 fingers. The views are stunning. I drove here from Salzburg and the views are beautiful and hard to keep your eye on the road. although you will go through some fog (in the morning) when you get up high in the mountains. to get there go past Hallstatt and there will be signs along the way.

7  Thank World-wander-woman
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We visited the cave in August, it was a very nice experience to all the family at all ages. The walk in the cave itself was easy, the only challenge is getting to the cave entrance. The view outside the cave and all the area is magnificant

1  Thank tzvika2
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

The trip starts with a ride up the mountain on a large cable car for which it's necessary to queue and at the terminus there is then a very steep walk for about 15/20 mins to the start of the tour. Before you start on this 'hike' you must call at another ticket office to be given a tour number. You'll be told how long you have before your tour starts and you must make it to the start of the caves for this time. I'm pretty sure ours started quite a bit later than we were told though! The views on the walk are stunning and wild flowers carpet the mountain sides - some of the flora are labelled. There is a large platform with seating outside the cave whilst you wait for your tour, from which the view is wonderful.
The caves were fascinating and very well worth seeing. Our guide was very good, very informative and did the tour in German then English, which obviously made it more interesting for those of us who don't speak German. Again, though, it's necessary to be fairly fit as there are hundreds of steps inside - all going up!
You exit the caves higher than you started, so you have another steep hike - albeit it downhill - back to the cable car.
Do take extra layers for inside the caves; it's cold in there!

8  Thank EnglandJay53
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We were visiting the Dachstein and on the way down from the topi we made the tour through the Giant Ice Caves.
The tour itself was absolutely great, with nice stories being told about it and how they formed.

What makes it miss the "excellent" rating is poor time management by the staff, being told times for the tour that simply didn't match reality which made us wait for quite some time outside of the cave.

1  Thank BusTravVie
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