Eisriesenwelt, Austria

4 September 2020

A hike up to the Eisriesenwelt, apparently the world's largest ice cave. Then a tour through the cave (unfortunately no pictures allowed),
and the hike back down again. There is a cable car too, but I'd recommend hiking up!

In the morning on the way up it was mostly overcast, so not great for taking picures.

But after I did the tour and came out of the cave again, there was brilliant bright sunlight most of the way down.

A look back up to the cave entrance.

A look back at the mountain range that contains the ice cave, which is all the way on the left.

Last sunlight on some of the peaks.

A panoramic view of the whole range.

And to the other side from near the cave.

Map, elevation profile, and additional information

GPS track Eisriesenwelt.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 47.497950, 13.193471
Length & cumulative elevation Hike: 7km, +/-650m; Cave tour: 2km, +/-135m (1400 steps!)
Public transport Train to Werfen, and shuttle bus to the parking area.
Useful websites Eisriesenwelt
Remarks A busy tourist destination, but certainly worth it. The (steep) hiking trail between the lower and upper cable car stations is mostly empty.

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