Werfen Ice Caves

Ethereal world within the Werfen Ice Caves, the world's largest ice cave system. Located just an hour's drive south of Salzburg, Austria, this natural marvel promises an adventure that will transport you to an icy wonderland deep within the Alps. Read more

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These mesmerizing ice caves stretch for over 42 km and were formed by the Salzach River as it cut through the limestone mountains. The Eisriesenwelt, as it's known in German, opens its doors for tours from May to October. Once you arrive at the parking area, a cable car and a moderate hike will take you to the entrance of the cave.
Inside, you'll find jaw-dropping ice formations that resemble waterfalls, towers, and even palaces. The caves maintain a temperature around freezing, so warm clothing is essential. Tour guides lead you through an hour-long tour, lighting the formations with magnesium lamps that make the ice glow in the darkness. Photography is not allowed inside, so you’ll truly have to be present to absorb this unforgettable experience. The caves are a natural phenomenon that brings science, beauty, and mystery together in an underground, frozen landscape.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Werfen Ice Caves

The Giant Ice Gate

The entrance of the cave greets visitors with towering ice formations that feel like the gate to another world.

Hymir’s Castle

One of the most magnificent ice formations inside the cave, resembling an ice palace.

The Great Ice Embankment

A towering wall of ice that resembles a frozen waterfall, one of the most photographed features during the tour.

Werfen Castle

Located nearby, this castle offers historical tours and incredible views of the Salzach valley.

Sound of Music Tour

The surrounding areas of Werfen were used in the filming of "The Sound of Music," and tours are available.

Cable Car Ride

The journey to the cave itself is an experience, with panoramic views of the surrounding Alps.

Highline 179

A nearby pedestrian suspension bridge that offers a thrilling walk with stunning mountain views.

Eisriesenwelt Visitor Center

Provides interesting exhibits on the history and geology of the ice caves.

Salzach River Trails

Hiking routes along the river that originally formed the caves, offering a chance to see the power of natural erosion.

Werfen Adventure Park

A family-friendly park offering tree-top adventures, zip-lines, and other outdoor activities.

What else to visit
In and around Werfen Ice Caves

Hohenwerfen Castle (2.22 km)

Perched atop a rocky hill in the Austrian Alps, Hohenwerfen Castle is a medieval fortress that promises a journey back in time. Overlooking the Salzach Valley, the castle offers panoramic views, falconry shows, and a peek into Austria's turbulent history.

Eagle Nest (18.11 km)

The Eagle's Nest s an architectural marvel with a dark past. Built as a mountaintop retreat for Adolf Hitler, it now serves as a restaurant and historical site with panoramic views that will leave you breathless.

Schonau am Konigssee (18.71 km)

Experience the heavenly allure of Schönau am Königssee, a Bavarian oasis renowned for its crystal-clear lake, verdant alpine scenery, and idyllic mountain vistas.

Hallein (19.67 km)

Hallein is an Austrian town where history and nature converge. Known for its salt mines, scenic landscapes, and historical architecture, Hallein offers a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty that makes it an appealing destination for tourists.

Berchtesgaden (19.87 km)

Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Bavarian Alps, Berchtesgaden is a quaint town that looks like it has been lifted straight from a fairytale.

Maria Alm (24.25 km)

Maria Alm, a picturesque village in Austria's Salzburg region, is a hidden alpine gem. With its stunning mountain views, traditional Austrian charm, and a range of outdoor activities, Maria Alm offers a serene and authentic experience of alpine life.

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