Eisreisenwelt - Ice caves
A natural wonder and one of the best excursions in the
Salzburg area. Discover the worlds' largest ice caverns
and ice figures in Eisriesenwelt. From far away one can
see the massive 20m high and 18m wide entrance tunnel
into the caves. The cave system stretches for 42km, 1km
of which is covered with ice. This section is open to the
public who can join fascinating walking tours.
Equipment: the temperature in the caves is around 0
degrees even in summer! Sturdy shoes and warm
clothes are a must. At the entrance guests are given
miners' lamps and only other light in the caves is
from magnesium tapers lit by the tour guides.
The visit consists of a 20 minute walk from the car park to the cable car followed by another 20 minutes walk to the cave entance and finally a 70 minute tour of the caves. During the tour 134m in altitude are climbed therefore the excursion is somewhat strenuous! However, the beauty of the ice figures and the sheer size of the caves make up for it!
Open from May until the end of October.
Visitors should allow 3-4 hours for the whole visit.