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Eisriesenwelt Werfen, Werfen, Austria

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Ice cave gives a good workout Jun 12, 2011
We went to the ice caves and instead got an amazing workout! We parked up and had a long walk uphill to the main entrance. Once at the box office it was 19 euros for the cable car and the tour of the caves. From there was took the cable car quite high up, and then we had a massive trek up to the actual cave entrance itself, this took a good 15 minutes. It is mainly uphill aswell. It was really busy when we went and I was actually suprised at the amount of children there were. So anyway we waited for quite some time before it was finally our turn to go in. The group sizes were bigger than I thought but anyway we were pretty much in pairs at this stage and on of us was given an open flame gas light to use as a torch inside the cave. I went through the entrance to the cave and the strong winds blew it out so I had to have it relighted by the tour guide. The tour was conducted in Austrian so being English we were given an information sheet of all the things the guy said, but we got lost and ended up reading the whole lot o the first couple of stops. There were loads of steps and I kept getting disorientated and feeling like I was going to fall all the time. However it was amazing to look at the ice, although I didnt feel like I could truly anjoy it as we were moving so much, but once we stopped to look at it, it was breathtaking and also kind of mysterious due to being in the dark.

Im not sure if I upset the tour guide at any point but he kept saying stuff to me like he was annoyed at several points on the tour but not speaking any Austrian I didnt have any idea, maybe he was just having a bad day lol! Anyway the tour came to an end and Im glad I saw it as its truly amazing to thnk that mother nature makes things like that. However if you are thinking of going take a few things in mind. It is not disabled friendly, so no wheelchairs, there are huge amounts of steep and narrow steps, there are large amounts of steep hills to get to before you get to the caves. Its not really suitable for very small children older children maybe you might be ok with. Its very dark in there despite all of the lights that you hold, if you are scared of the dark, small places or being in groups of people than this may be something to miss as theres no quick exit once you are in thats pretty much it till you can get out again!
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