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"Giant Ice Cave" Top 5 Page for this destination Werfen Things to Do Tip by Gentleman75

Werfen Things to Do: 30 reviews and 67 photos

  In the Giant Ice Cave
by Gentleman75

The astonishing Werfen Ice Caves are the largest in the world. The cave network disappears 42 kilometres into the mountainside, but only the first kilometre, walls encrusted with ice, is open to the public.

Guided tours which last an hour show visitors the ice palace, reached by cable car from the valley floor below. The whole tour involves climbing 134 metres - equivalent to climbing the stairs in a high block of flats.

In summer, the average temperature inside the cave is 0°C, so do wear a warm coat even if the weather outside is boiling! The ice-covered floor starts straight after the entrance, and the walls of the cave have ice cascades of all sizes.

There is no possibility to take any photo in the cave!!!

I've downloaded the photo from the webpage You see below.

Address: Located 40km south of Salzburg
Directions: From the car park everyone must walk 20 minutes up to the cable car statio which transports visitors from 1000m up to 1575m in 3 minutes. There is another 20-minute walk after the cable car to the mouth of the caves, which are at an altitude of 1641m.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 19, 2004
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