Austria pt3 - Eisriesenwelt

by Berckmans Peter August. 20, 2019 540 views

In part 3 from our trip in Austria, I will take you to Eisriesenwelt or translated Ice-giant-world. it is the biggest Ice cave in the world. Located above the city of Werfen, around a height of 1640m above sealevel.

Getting there is a bit of a challenge. First you have to ride up a steep road to the parking. You can park the car at down on a parking and take a bus up if you not feel comfy driving in the mountains. Than you have to walk about 20 minutes ,constant climbing to a cable car that takes you up to 1586m in 3 minutes. Coming up there you have to walk again 20 min to the entrance of the cave. Or you can walk al the way up from parking to entrance a walk from around 1.5h.

At the entrance you have to koin a group to visit the cave. And there they tell you you have to do 1400 steps, 700 up and 700 down.Going as high as 1775m inside the cave. Taking photos not allowed. and almost not possible. There is no light in the cave ,you get a magnesium light and the guides burn flares inside what gives very nice effects.

The place is worth to visit when you are there. Standing in front of a 25m thick giant icewall is impressive.

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 8 months ago

I assume you don’t suffer from vertigo, great pics. Mxx

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 8 months ago

No vertigo here

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

Stairs always takes us to the most amazing places. "Nowhere to go but up" - Mary Poppins
The pictures are so good my friend

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks have a good teacher for travel pics😉

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 8 months ago

What an incredible place! The cave sounds fascinating too. Did you get dizzy with all those high-up views?

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 8 months ago

Not get dizzy, but it is not my comfortzone

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Russell Smith 1 year, 8 months ago

Beautiful series of images. The scenery is stunning :)

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you Russel, it was stunning

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Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

Beautiful photos! I love this awe-inspiring views. Of course, 'normal' caves are already impressive but an ice-cave must be again a bit more impressing. I watched the clip on the webside. What an unbelievable world inside the cave.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

It is quite an impressive place. Thanks

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! Just Beautiful!!!! Thank you for taking us along. Not sure how I would have done with the climb so definitely glad that you took as many photos and shared them with us. Really nice. Thank you Pete.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

An impressive place it is. Inside the cave it was not easy, 1400 steps is not nothing.

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Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 8 months ago

Breath taking Peter. Thanks for doing all the work for us!  I cant even image carving that trail. Beautiful images.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 8 months ago

Must say , in Austria they keep their paths in very good shape. Glad you like them;

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

Awesome views! Lots of exercise too! Bet you worked up a big appetite & thirst on this outing!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

Luckely it was not hot and I  am used to a bit of walking; Not like a youngster nomore but it will do.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

I know what you mean!
When I turned 70, I did notice a little drop in my energy level.....sigh.....

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