The world of giant glaciers Eisriesenwelt.
The tour from Salzburg to the biggest Ice Cave in the world.
Eisriesenwelt is a system of huge interconnected caves, stretching through the bowels of the mountains for 42 kilometers. The areas closest to the surface are covered with centuries-old ice formations that are constantly growing and changing their shape.
The cave was discovered by the Austrian naturalist speleologist Anton Posselt in 1879. Subsequent explorers moved kilometers deep into the mountain, spreading afterward the fame of giant glaciers far beyond Austria. By the middle of the 20th century, the municipal authorities with private investors built a cable car, making the unique natural attraction publicly accessible.
Despite the benefits of civilization, a significant part of the way, visitors have to overcome on foot. But don´t worry. The tour inside the cave lasts about one hour. And I will tell you many interesting things about geology and geography, history and present life.
The subject of the excursion: We will get to the altitude of 1700 meters and see a beautiful panorama of the Salzach River valley embraced by the Alps.
Do not forget that these are ICE CAVES! It means that the average temperature is below zero. Warm clothes and comfortable hiking shoes are required!
The duration of the excursion with departure from Salzburg is from 5 hours to 8 hours depending on the program.
The tour is offered from May 1 to October 27