Ice Caves & Fortress of Hohenwerfen - private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids should be at least five years old.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to walk up- and downhill on steps in a cave for approximately one hour.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Mysterious world of ice and a nearly 1000 years old fortress

Join in a tour of adventure, visit the largest ice caves of the world and the 11th century fortress of Hohenwerfen. This particular fortress, perched on a hill nearby the little mountain village of Werfen, is one of the most impressive one's in Europe. On a guided tour you learn a lot about the history of the fortress and the area and you have the option to enjoy a real awesome falconry show. This place was also the setting of the movie "Where eagles dare".
High up in the surrounding mountains the world's largest ice caves are situated. A special guide takes you on a journey through the fascinating world of ice and you can listen to many interesting stories about this natural wonder. A truly unforgettable experience!
Please note: As there is also some uphill hiking involved a little bit of fitness is required. Furthermore good shoes and warm clothes are recommended as there are freezing temperatures inside the ice cave.


From the city of Salzburg this tour follows the Salzach river valley southwards past the old salt town Hallein to the romantic village of Werfen, which is surrounded by steep mountains of the Salzburg Alps. Closeby is the funicular station of the fortress of Hohenwerfen. This funicular leads uphill to the fortress, where the falconry show will be presented, followed by a one-hour guided tour through the fortress.
The next highlight are the world's largest ice caves high up in the Tennen mountain range. By a scenic drive on a mountain road uphill, a pleasant hike and a breathtaking cable car ride this trip finally arrives at the giant ice caves. After a one-hour excursion through the ice caves by a special guide the route leads the same way back to Werfen and finally to Salzburg.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel, train station, airport or any other desired place in Salzburg.

End location: Hotel, train station, airport or any other desired place in Salzburg.

Duration: 8 hours


You will travel on a modern, clean and air-conditioned Mercedes Vito CDI 119 van for 8 passengers and plenty of room in the back.

What’s Included

Other: Pick-up from and return to your hotel in Salzburg, driver-guide, liability insurance and gasoline.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Euro - Entrance Tickets (Fortress of Hohenwerfen and Ice caves) per person

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch, entrance fees / tickets


I do not offer walking tours in cities in Austria, I only provide guided tours on my van.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our second fantastic tour with Marcus. We went off exploring nature and he took us to see amazing waterfalls of Golling, and made sure we arrived in perfect time to see a falconry show at Hohenwerfen Fortress. As if the day could not have gotten better we then went up to the ice caves. Marcus was such an amazing guide, not only did he provide us with answers to all our questions but he even hiked right a long with us ( no simple feat) with (2) 20 minute uphill climbs. Nothing short of amazing.
Barbara West

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