A warm welcome Awaiting you at the Werfen Giant Ice Caves
The cave system, created many millions of years ago by underground watercourses and later conquered by ice, is unique in every respect. In order for such a natural spectacle to occur, very special weather conditions are required, which occur only very rarely on our planet. Discover the largest ice cave in the world and experience the fascinating forces of nature up close!
Fascinating world of ice
Huge chambers alternate with narrow passages, small ice figures with mighty sculptures of enormous dimensions. The guided tour through the gigantic cave system covers a distance of about one kilometer and takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. For the entire visit to these giant ice caves, including the rides up and down the mountain, you should plan a total of about 3 hours.
The journey is its own reward
From the parking lot, you can reach the cave entrance via a footpath and then by gondola lift. A visit to the cave is especially worthwhile in good weather because then, apart from a fascinating visit to the cave itself, you can also enjoy a wonderful panorama extending across the Salzach valley and the peaks of the Hohe Tauern.
Discovery tour in the ice
A visit to the ice cave, which was discovered back in 1897, is a unique experience. Around 1,400 steps have to be climbed during the guided tour and the temperatures in the cave are constantly around freezing point. Therefore, please make sure to wear warm clothes and good shoes during your visit.
Info & Facts
Salzburg is not only a land of mountains, but also of caves - for example, the largest ice cave on earth. If you dare to take a look, you will see rock formations that are millions of years old, enormous ice sculptures in a wide variety of shapes, and glittering crystal worlds. Welcome to the adventure.
Eishöhlenstraße 30, A-5450 Werfen
phone +43 662 84 26 90-14
fax +43 662 84 26 90-8
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From Werfen, about 40 kilometers south of Salzburg, a 5-kilometer mountain road leads to the parking lot with visitor center at roughly 1,000 meters above sea level. Access road is easily passable for coaches up to 14 meters in length.