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Two things: Bring extra warm clothes no matter how hot it is in Salzburg! And get to know your guide if you've got Lucas. He is super cool. The tour was totally worth it and took most of the afternoon. Oh and wear good warm walking shoes
My wife and I, and our two kids, took this tour to the Ice Caves. We are in our late 40's, and have two teenage boys (15 and 13). We all absolutely loved it. It was a wonderful change of pace, having spent a lot of time admiring European architecture, and visiting churches. It is quite a walk, and may be difficult for those not fit and those afraid of heights, but the scenic mountainous views, the caves, and ice formations are quite spectacular.
Well worth it! Scenery outside the cave spectacular and once inside you are transported to another world.
The caves were amazing and the views on the hike up there are absolutely beautiful! Seeing as you still pay entry this "tour" is only really a taxi ride there and back, but is is definitely worth it if you don't have a car. The drive is beautiful too, and our tour operator was great, very friendly!
This tour was excellent! Reading all the warnings prior to the trip about being physically fit was a great help - and I stress this to anyone wanting to book the tour. On the bus to Werfen, our tour guide gave us great local information about Salzburg, The Sound of Music, Werfen and the surrounding areas. He also gave us a run down of how our tour would work - he was clear, helpful and quite the comedian. We had beautiful views from the bus not only of the mountain we would soon climb but the towns nearby, castles on hilltops and mountain streams. The bus drops you off at the Ice cave carpark and you take a steep 20 min walk to the cable car. You only have limited time to do this as the tour is all scheduled, so again it is vital to heed the warnings on fitness levels and the difficulty of this tour. Then the quick cable ride up before another 20 min steep climb to you reach the mouth of the cave. This climb holds spectacular views not only down the mountain at the scenary below, but also of the looming cave. We were even lucky enough to see a mountain goat! Once we got to the cave entrance we had about 10 minutes before the guided tours left. These are run by a Werfen Ice Cave company and not our bus tour guide. The tour takes you into 1km of the cave, up 700 stairs if I recall correctly - and boy was it worth it! Beautiful, stunning, breathtaking - it was a winter wonderland! We carried lanterns to help light the path to see this true wonder of the world. Definitely recommend this tour - loved it!!
Awesome tour! Really enjoyed being up in the mountains and seeing something so fascinating like these ice caves. The trip between Salzburg/Werfen was gorgeous enough in itself; was great to take a little hike in the Alps while I was in Austria.
This is a not to be missed tour though I would have preferred it to be tagged with a visit to the Hohen Werfen at a slight extra cost of time and money.That would have made my day.
I am 52, hardest walking tour I've done in many years, the hill to the cave entrance is very hard work and some in our group didnt make it. But, the cave and scenery are fantastic and worth the trouble to get there. You'll sleep well afterwards!
The cave is located on top of a mountain. The long long long walk and the steep stairs are worth it. The views are spectacular.
Absolutely stunning! The surrounding area and the views you get at the top are beautiful. The guide in the tour was informative and fun. He did the tour in both Enlish and German. One thing to note there is a lot of walking up hill and stairs during the tour.
Awesome trip, friendly and very knowledgeable guide..he was a high school grad, very fun and energetic...ice caves were breathtaking and something truly worth seeing. No photography allowed because of some previous fatalities apparently. there are lots of steps and its very dark, we all carried lanterns inside, was quite fun! The short hike up to the mouth of the caves was fun as well... I would definitely recommend it as a tour if in Salzburg for 2 days or more.
Very tiring and physically demanding.. Must train well before taking this tour. There's a 40 min uphill mountain climb + 1400 odd steps to climb. The effort is all worth it in the end!
A bit of walking but well worth it. Great views and the caves were great
This is a great tour. You do need a certain amount of physical fitness to walk the paths to the caves.If you can do that the steps inside wont bother you. The caves are interesting and so different from regular limestone caves.The cable car up is very steep almost vertical! I would definately recommend this tour.