World of the Ice Giants

The access road to the caves is worth a detour in itself (allow 3hr 30min for the round trip). At an altitude of 1 664m on the west face of Hochkogel, 1 000m above the Salzach Valley, these caves comprising some 40km of galleries are one of the most impressive subterranean networks in the world. They are famous for their amazing glacial décor, the result of winter freezing (causing water in the rock to turn into ice and split it).

Useful information


Eishöhlenstraße 30, 5450 Werfen


+43 6468 5248


12 € (children 7 €)

Opening hours

guided tours only: 9am-3.45pm (Jul-Aug 4.45pm)