The Eisriesenwelt in Werfen near Salzburg

With a total length of 42km, the Eisriesenwelt Werfen is considered to be the largest ice cave in the world. This fascinating series of ice shapes and figures is only 45 minutes away from Grossarl. A bit of physical fitness is advised for the hike through the Eisriesenwelt ice caves.
A Visit to the Largest Ice Cave in the Tennen Mountains

The path through the Eisriesenwelt takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. You should allow for additional time for your visit, however. Three to four hours are advised, as visitors also need to take into account the cable car ride to the ice cave entrance.

Preparing for your Visit to the Eisriesenwelt

Sturdy hiking shoes and warm clothing are highly recommended for the hike through the ice cave. The innermost portions of the ice cave hover around 0°C throughout the entire year. Ready yourself on your summer holiday for a frigid experience. Most people though are willing to endure a little bit of cold for a fascinating view of giant ice figures. The Eisriesenwelt Werfen is open to visitors from the beginning of May until the end of October.

The Hike through the Eisriesenwelt Werfen

The path to the entrance of the ice cave is already an experience in itself and no small hike. Between the summit station of the cable car and the cave entrance is a 20-minute walk. The hike through the ice cave covers 134m of elevation change and requires you to ascend 700 steps. However, you will be surrounded by thousand-year-old ice formations that have turned into awe-inspiring figures.

Embark on a journey to the Ice Age. It’s no time travel, as only 35km lie between your hotel and the Eisriesenwelt.
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