Located high above the village of Werfen is the world’s largest ice cave – The Eisriesenwelt. With a length extending more than 42 km this icy labyrinth of crystal clear caves is epically beautiful, looking as though someone has hand sculpted every detail.
The cave is open from May through to October and entry costs €24. The tour lasts about 70 minutes and is available in English and German. Something to keep in mind is there’s a fair bit of walking and climbing involved, not only inside the cave where there are 1400 steps, but from the visitors centre too where it’s a 20 minute walk to the cable cars. Once on a car it’s 3 minutes to the top, then it’s a further 20 minutes to the entrance of the ice cave. The temperatures inside the cave are below freezing, even in the summer with all of the climbing you will still need to wrap up warm!!
Salzburg is only 25 mins away, which makes it great for combing the cave and an afternoon in the city.
Visit before 10am or after 2pm, the middle section of the day can get busy. Opening times are 8.30 – 3pm in May, June, September and October. 8.30 – 4pm in July and August.