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These magnificent underground ice caves located outside of Salzburg are some of the largest of their kind in the world.
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Eishohlenstrasse 30, Werfenweng 5450, Austria
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank I3955JMkima
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Xerig
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank n13kay
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 794gordonc
Reviewed 13 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
6  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DaphneRocks
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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KirinF4
10 September 2018|
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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
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Elizabethpchow
16 September 2016|
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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
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NorthCarolinaBudd
2 February 2015|
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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.
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