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A view into the cave

Explore the ascent
to the caves

Before you decide to visit the Eisriesenwelt, you can get a first impression from afar of the adventure that is awaiting you. Our interactive ascent guides you from the valley to the entrance to the deepest, darkest secrets of one of the largest ice caves in the world. The true beauty of the Eisriesenwelt can only be experienced if you come and wonder at it with your own eyes.



500 m

Starting from the village of Werfen, a 5 km long, asphalt access road leads to the Eisriesenwelt car park next to the visitor centre.



Visitor centre

Your online ticket schedules your entry here at check-in to a time period of 30 minutes. Cash desk: 8:30 - 15:00


The rush of visitors is usually very large, especially in the midday hours between 10:00 and 14:00.

“I have been a cave tour guide here for 22 years. On busy days, I can do the tour up to 6 times. I am sure I have done the tour more than 5,000 times.” Mountain guide Michael

Cable car journey
1.575 m

The train generally runs from 08.45, at least every half hour or additionally as required.



Ascent to the
cave entrance
1.641 m

The caves can be reached by means of an easily walkable gravel path. Despite a slight incline, the ascent is easy to manage.


During my climbing tours in the cave, I have found bat skeletons on several occasions already. However, the large number of living beings in the cave is definitely a reason for the many human cave admirers! Mountain guide Sigi Mountain guide Michael

The tour
starts now
1.775 m

Take around 70 minutes to discover the entire Eisriesenwelt. The highest point in the cave can be reached by climbing 700 steps.

Due to the cool temperature inside the cave, we recommend wearing warm clothing, gloves and a hat.

Ready for the Eisriesenhöhle?

Conveniently order your tickets online and experience the Eisriesenwelt up close very soon - with just one click you will start your adventure in the largest ice cave in the world.


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