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We decided to visit in the last week that the caves are open. To be fair we didn’t really realise the extent of what visiting entailed. You can drive right to the top if you have a car but we parked at the bottom and...More
Caves really amazing and everyone enjoyed the trip - not suitable for very young children or elderly people but otherwise it was great and the walk up was nice as well. It was a shame about the no pictures rule and it was quite wet...More
Very recently I was invited to visit this breath taking ice cave and since I hadn't done something like this before, I found it pretty amazing. As some of the other reviewers wrote, it definitely pays to get there as early in the day as...More
I won´t give many details (you can read other comments for that and my tip: read the negativs first, they´re more honest) It´s forbidden to take pics in the cave. For safety they say. Stupid. When everyone´s standing still to listen, no one´s endangered by...More
Definitely a unique, rigorous & out of this world experience! Go as early in the day as you can to get decent parking and avoid the crowds. I can't stress that enoigh! If you get there after 11:00am, you might find yourself searching for parking...More
We went late one rainy summer day and because we were late, we had to wait 1 hour for the cable car. So be early if you'd like to visit!! Also endurance to walk up and down the mountain with the proper shoes is needed!...More
I read a few reviews before I went so my expectations were set very high but this was even better. It was magnificent! Such natural beauty. It made me feel humble and small. It’s definitely worth a day trip if you have a day to...More
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
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
Response from Dalle1985 | Reviewed this property |
You can get to Werfen (the city beneath the cave) by public transport, but there is probably a 3-4 km hike uphill to the ticket house and another 1.5 to the cable tram and then again 1.5 to the cave entrance (both uphill... More
You can get to Werfen (the city beneath the cave) by public transport, but there is probably a 3-4 km hike uphill to the ticket house and another 1.5 to the cable tram and then again 1.5 to the cave entrance (both uphill) and then ofcourse the tour is about 1.5 km... and then you need to get down afterwards, so I would guess about 15-18 km in total from Werfen, up and down again. So might be worth taking a taxi from Werfen to the ticket house.
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
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 kept clear of snow/ice, then the hike from the visitor center to the bottom of the gondola and from the top of the gondola to the cave entrance itself would also have to be kept clear of snow and ice. It's a small operation and that would be a lot of work and expense for a few hardy visitors!
As far as dog sledding goes...I did a simple Internet search (dog sledding in Austria) and saw there were lots of opportunities...will just depend on your budget and where you are staying. :-)
Enjoy your December trip...and don't forget that December is a magical time in Austria and Germany...all the wonderful Christkindlmarkts (Christmas markets) are open...dress warmly and enjoy the season!