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Reviewed 7 January 2019

This is an awesome experience if you are up to it. Tour guides were fantastic and the sites inside this mountain are mind blowing. Absolute must-do if you are physically able. There will be a fair amount of uphill walking from car to entrance; more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MBoznian
Reviewed 2 January 2019

To reach this cave one has to take a train from Salzburg to Werfen. From there there is a bus which takes visitors to and from the ice-cave. A single fee applies for the round trip. Visitors must visit the website and should check for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank SrikanthSrinivas
Reviewed 1 January 2019

You can easily get here by a train from Salzburg. There's a shuttle that picks you up right at the station at certain hours. The hike takes a bit, but very doable. Once you get to the cave there's tours every 15 minutes or so....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank xlalalaur3n
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We were driving from Salzburg to Italy. I thought it would be nice to see even though we had 2 dogs and 2 kids. I was right. It helped though that a gentleman in our group stepped in to hold our dogs leashes through. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C1582QLashleyt
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We travelled to Werfen directly from Hallstatt. Austria has to be the most beautiful country I've visited. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. It can be quite strenous at times but well worth it. We took our time going up. I tried to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire H
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

A bus leaves from werfen station every hour which takes toh to the base of the hill. Once there you can hike to the top or reduce the time by taking the cable car. The cost of entry is 12 € and cable car is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
10  Thank punefoodblog
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The hike isn't too bad - it's steep and you have to walk across one bridge. But you don't need to be a regular hiker to do it. Also I'm afraid of heights and managed it. The scariest bit is around the top of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lauren s
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This was one of the most exhausting and most exciting experiences I have ever had! The road to get to the cave is long and it exhausting so one recommendation would be if you are not physically fit or with small children - go to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sl_Plv
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a fascinating place. Well worth the steep and winding drive up, the walking to the cave, and the hundreds of steps once you're inside it. Do take gloves because, not surprisingly, you can get veeeeery coooold!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MollyMac2013
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We didn't quite know what to expect but this was a trip worth making. The trek up to the cable car was about 20 minutes on a gravel path and the trek up to the cave itself was a lot more intense but do able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Linda L
9 March 2019|
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Response from latestfilly | Reviewed this property |
I think you just buy tickets when you get there, it seems to be a first come first served basis. Whereby after you have bought your tickets, the first ones to the cave go on the guided tour first
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Putnoki H
17 February 2019|
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Response from flyserenafly | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure you can walk *to* the cave without entering it. But you won't be able to see anything and feel the majestic atmosphere and history of the cave. Do the tour and you will be rewarded by much more than what you pay for!
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flyserenafly
17 September 2018|
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Response from lud s | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the longest flight of stairs will be around 400-450 stairs. And these are very slippery due to ice being deposited on the steps. some steps are metal en some wood. hop this helps you. average temp inside the cave is 2-3... More
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