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Good and Rather-Accessible Ice Cave

The ice cave has some very magnificent views inside. There are quite a lot of steps and walking... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018

very cold inside, bring thick warm coat to keep yourself warm, amazing sight and creation, very... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
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Giant Ice Cave – one of the biggest ice caves in the world - extensive Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave – still traversed by underground streams – are particularly spectacular. A state-of-the-art cable car provides access to this unique nature...more
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

At the Schonbergalm lift station, report to the ticket window to get your tour time. The salesperson will stamp your tour time approx 30-40 minutes ahead. After that It's a steep 15-20 minutes hike (depends on your speed and strength) from the station up to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tk3232
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The ice cave has some very magnificent views inside. There are quite a lot of steps and walking, and no ice for the first 15 min of walk. But still this is more accessible than some other ice caves (the one in Werfen needs walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TomChengWH
Reviewed 26 October 2018

very cold inside, bring thick warm coat to keep yourself warm, amazing sight and creation, very worthwhile

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank germainelch
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the caves on a rainy day and was disappointed with the whole experience. Firstly, it’s very expensive for what it is. But it’s a tourist destination, I can handle that. From the cable car there’s a steep ascent that one member of our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jetlbomb
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We got a chance to visit the ice caves on our trip to Obertraun and Hallstatt. The cave was magnificent with ice formations. We also got the opportunity to see the stalactites and stalagmites at the entrance of the cave. The guide was excellent and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruchi260182
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Sorely disappointed. I hate tourist traps, and this one is absolutely a tourist trap. The ice is not very impressive, especially since it appears to be artificially cooled. There are animatronics and light shows interspersed throughout the cave. I came to see a real cave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SC2350
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We were excited to see inside the ice caves, I'm glad we went, but if after I to get to the start if the cave itself. Too much waking for our 4 yr old, we ended up carrying her up the steps in the ice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angelkbubbles
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Hallstatt when we visited the caves. One needs to take a bus from Hallstatt and it takes only about 10 mins to reach the Cable Car(which will bring one to the caves).Expect to walk a bit uphill when one reaches the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank drzulkarnain1969
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Pay for the all inclusive for about 40 euro!!! Only downfall is you have to hike far up, within and down. We loved every part of it but if you don't think you can walk for about 2 solid hours I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shane S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We visited here on a Sunday at the beginning of September. We had taken the train one stop past Halstatt in order to pick up the 543 bus to the Dachstein Tourist Center but in the end we had to walk and hitch a ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Merle Lynn C
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21 September 2018|
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Response from Jasby60 | Reviewed this property |
I took lots of photos when in the caves but the lighting is quite limited so you need to look at the settings on your camera to set for night shots, using a flash can be annoying for the other people on the tour. When I went... More
Amit A
18 February 2018|
Response from Phil A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know the answer to your question, however another visitor has given a detailed travelogue. Check out 'Loved the Ice Cave' .. have fun .. its an awesome place to experience :o)