We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Tauern Motorway (A10), Werfen, Austria
Phone Number: 43064685248
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$521.19*
and up
Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves and Golling Waterfalls Private Tour from...
More Info
US$77.36*
and up
Private Tour: Werfen Ice Caves Adventure from Salzburg

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 613 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Amazing Experience!

Eisriesenwelt was one of the most amazing places I visited so far! It has amazing ice sculptures, and the guides are also really good! The cave is huge (42km in total), but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
peamartins
,
Hamburg, Germany

Similar Things to Do in Werfen

Add Photo Write a Review

613 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 341: English reviews
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eisriesenwelt was one of the most amazing places I visited so far! It has amazing ice sculptures, and the guides are also really good! The cave is huge (42km in total), but the part we visit is not thaat big, around 1 or 2km, because it is the part of the cave with ice. So do not expect to see... More 

Helpful?
Thank peamartins
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My group of five travelled from Salzburg to Werfen to visit the Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave ("EIC") as a day trip two days prior to the cave closing for the season till reopening on 1 May 2017. We purchased the Einfach-Raus-Ticket for a direct connection between Salzburg and Werfen. This cost saving ticket for a group of 2 to 5 persons... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beckyyl
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Eisiesenwelt Ice Cave is within a short (50min) drive of Salzburg and worth a visit. The attraction itself is interesting, but the walk up to the cave and surrounding scenery is the real attraction. Be prepared for a vigorous walk up to the cave and once inside, a great many stairs. This would not be a good visit for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Squiggy156
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Set in a beautiful location in the mountains. You need to be fit to visit these ice caves as there is a 1km walk up a good track, with stunning views, to the mouth of the ice caves. Climb 1400 steps, 700 up and 700 down to see stunning ice formations. There's no electric lighting in the caves and you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane B
Madrid
Level Contributor
72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This excursion is not for those afraid of heights or hikes. Even though you can drive a long way up the mountain, the 20 minute climb from the ticket office to the cable car is steep and unrelenting and likewise, the hike after the cable car is equally challenging. You need proper shoes, we saw some attempting to do the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MadridAnon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the entire journey to and fro the ice caves in Werfen. A lot to see and many different facets of traveling to enjoy. We took an early morning train from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Werfen, the journey is between 40-50mins depending on which train. A return ticket cost €17.40 per pax. From Werfen Bahnhof, there is a bus service that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Esther Y
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Total duration of visit was about 3 hours, if you take the cable car option. Bring gloves for the caves. There are amazing views near the top where the entrance to the caves are

Helpful?
Thank Ryan H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is not for those out of shape or with fear of heights. 1400 steep stairs in the dark holding a lantern is not for everyone. I strongly do not recommend taking kids under 4 years old on this tour. The video on the website makes the ice formations look a lot nicer than they are in person since they... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank GlobalNurse
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

But please be aware - it will make you sweat - 1400 steps in cave itself, not to mention 20 minutes walk uphill before cable car and 20 minutes after.

Helpful?
Thank Mep3avec
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
339 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

So arriving and driving through Werfen you do not get to understand just how far you have to climb to get to this beauty. True, you can use the park and ride and get the shuttle bus to within 300 yards of the front door (pay kiosk) but even then you still have a thirty minute walk uphill to the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Weekend_Roamer1

Travellers who viewed Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave also viewed

Werfen, Salzburg Region
Werfen, Salzburg Region
 
Sankt Johann im Pongau, Salzburg Region
Werfenweng, Salzburg Region
 

Been to Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
San Francisco, California
Reading, United Kingdom

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?