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Eisriesenwelt, Werfen

#4 of 220 in Nature in Austria
Cave · Nature / Park
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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  • This was amazing. I highly recommend everyone who physical fit enough to walk 1400 steps in 1 -1.30 hour to do so. It was a long exhausted day but it worth it. The view from walking up to the cave.....  more »
  • I’ve been in caves but this is phenomenal and one of the longest. Takes some trekking to get there, even with the tram and the winding road getting to the base area. Unbelievable that there’s all the....  more »
  • Magic place! Great view of the Alps, track is not hard at all who looks for a big hike. Inside the cave is pretty cold, around 0 degrees for an approximately 1,5 hours experience inside, be ready for that even on hot summer day. Plan this trip for minimum of 4 hours return. 5/5 ? ??
  • Really cool! Very unique experience. The view from outside the cave was also stunning!

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