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These magnificent underground ice caves located outside of Salzburg are some of the largest of their kind in the world.
Werfenweng, Austria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got great help from lovely people at the OBB (Austrian railways) and tourist information desks at the Salzburg train station. We took the train from Salzburg HBF to Werfen at around 10.20am which took around 50 minutes. (Approx 17.60 Euro return for an adult...More

3  Thank kirbytaylor
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The cave is amazing, and you get some little oil lamps to light the way, which is quite fun. But it’s a big touristic attraction, so perhaps you will need to wait in some lines. It’s still worth it.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited as a day trip from Berchtesgaden. The caves are well signposted from the main roads. You can park in the valley car park and get the shuttle bus up the mountain, or drive up the mountain road to the parking area near the...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The cave is very impressive, with large ice sculptures and an ice fall 140 m tall. Only downside is that there is no artificial lighting and the only lighting source is carbide lamps and the guide burning magnesium strips. Charming, but some proper lighting would...More

Thank Dalle1985
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I visited the Eisriesenwelt when we were both stationed in Germany (quite some time ago but the date was not an option in the drop down for the review). It was absolutely breathtaking. Be prepared for a hike up - this was...More

1  Thank Wanderlust832
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We travelled with friends visiting from America and we took the opportunity to show them unique places all over Austria. Places we hadn't seen either. Up until the visit we didn't even know that this is the larges ice cave in the world! We liked...More

Thank Fjordi_Lisa
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Really enjoyed the experience, I'm an out of shape 50 year old male and I did get tired on the walk up to the cave and a couple of times during the tour but it was so worth it. Our guide was excellent and answered...More

1  Thank Grant W
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We visited this cave, a family of four (to childs 5 and 8 y.o.). We used the cabin but be aware you will have to walk uphill 20 minutes before the cabin and 20 minutes after the cabin. You can take a tunnel shortcut below...More

1  Thank SM0UDH
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Everywhere you look you're made believe that the walk up the cave is too hard. We did the walk in 45 min and on the way we found an elder man with his dog and a family with 3 children, two of them clearly under...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 November 2016

there are several ice caves in the area and I was uncertain which ones to visit, but I was so glad we did not miss this one. The combination of gondola ride, hiking and stair climbing makes the journey to the caves part of the...More

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16 September 2016|
Response from Roger H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elizabeth...I just checked the Eisriesenwelt website and they are only open from 01 May t0 29 October...closed over winter. I can see why it's closed in the winter...the small road leading up the mountain would have to be... More
2 February 2015|
Response from Roger H | Reviewed this property |
Most likely not. Even in a car you'd have a tough time seeing all three in one day. Pick one and focus on that. IMHO given your limited time, I'd try to see Hohenwerfen castle.