Eisriesenwelt, Werfen

4.3
#4 of 227 in Nature in Austria
Explore an extensive network of frozen tunnels and caverns at Eisriesenwelt, the largest of their kind in the world. Stop by the formation and join a guided tour through the ice. You'll find as you venture into the depths that the drafts of air that cycle through the caves are the lifeblood of the entire freezing process, along with melting water that seeps underground. You'll see open spaces, imposing stalagmites, and dangling stalactites, including the centerpiece of the caves--a 23 m (75 ft) tall behemoth rising from the floor. The caves are very cold year-round, so dress warmly. Put Eisriesenwelt and other Werfen attractions into our Werfen trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Third time to the caves, and always an emotion. The last flight I visited more than twenty years ago and I must say that even if the natural "sculptures" of ice have changed, it is always very nice to visit them. The photographs of the advertisement reflect what you can see inside.
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  • If you are in the area, this is definitely one of the typical tourist visits that is worth taking. The cave is awesome and the visit very enjoyable. The guides do very well.
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  • Amazing experience: the cable car, the cave-tour with a friendly and competent guide, the view from above! Absolutely recommendable!
  • Amazing place. However, the cave itself has stairs with lots of steps.. And there are two uphill hikes before you reach the cave.. And you will need warm clothes for inside the cave. But it is worth it...
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