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
|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.|
|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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