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Picturesque Ice Formation

We were staying at Hallstatt when we visited the caves. One needs to take a bus from Hallstatt and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Must see

This place is amazing!!! Pay for the all inclusive for about 40 euro!!! Only downfall is you have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shane S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“ice cave”(49 reviews)
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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 6 days ago 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

Thank drzulkarnain1969
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a Sunday at the beginning of September. We had taken the train one stop past Halstatt in order to pick up the 543 bus to the Dachstein Tourist Center but in the end we had to walk and hitch a ride...More

Thank Merle Lynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit as it’s most amazing with fabulous ice structures in a cave. One comes face to face with the reality of this planet that it has been around a very long long time, not like some fables claiming it’s only a few thousand...More

Thank Destination673627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the warning , there is a tremendous ly steep and long walk up to the cave entrance from the cable car station and you need to prebook the visit time at the office at the cable car station. Secondly, there is a lot of...More

Thank Photophilplym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ice and mammoth caves are fabulous and well worth the visit. Although mainly for those who have good fitness due to the steep walk up to the caves and also the many stairs inside. But a must do when in the area.

Thank Jasby60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day exploring the high alpine meadow and views up at the Krippenstein peak looking down on Hallstatt. We decided to add to the experience with a visit to the Eishohle or Ice cavern. We opted out of the Mammuthohle or Mammoth cave....More

Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth the visit. We had an amazing guide who clearly enjoyed what he does and though I'm sure he's done this a million times, he enjoyed sharing with us what he knew and his excitement was contagious. Worth every penny! Don't...More

Thank elmarmpofu2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep climb up to cave, hair pin bends for walkers! 10 min walk if you are fit. Another 500 steps inside the cave many on a metal fire escape like structure and all other paths are concrete. The "giant" cave bear is dreadful. A real...More

Thank Hairy_Hartley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had booked ticket through Paronama Tours and left salzburg city at 8.30 am. The place need around 20 minute trek in two legs. The trek itself is very scenic and inside the cave, there are approx 1400 steps which one has to walk. Nobody...More

Thank Mahesh K
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21 September 2018|
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Response from ImmerWandern | Reviewed this property |
Hello, There were no restrictions on photography that I recall unless it had to do with avoiding the use of flash. I took a lot of pics during our visit. Definitely an interesting experience
Amit A
18 February 2018|
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)
Vimmy A
26 October 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.