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ICE GIANT WORLD THROW
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THE LARGEST ICE CAVE IN THE WORLD
Hidden under the slopes of the Tennengebirge, hidden for a long time from the eyes of humanity, is the world’s largest ice cave, 42km in length. In the subterranean vaults and labyrinths of the limestone cliffs, nature has created impressive works of art made of ice with the help of meltwater and air currents.
It was not until 1879 that the ice giants were discovered by Anton Posselt, a Salzburg naturalist. With a cross – the so-called “Posselt Cross” – he then marked the point to which he could penetrate into the cave. This cross can still be seen in the cave today.
The tour through the terrible ice world takes about 75 minutes. Make sure you dress warmly and think about sturdy shoes. Keep in mind that the leadership involves physical effort. Even the way to the cave takes 40 minutes to walk, even if you will travel part of the way by cable car. The sight of the dreamlike ice sculptures and the mighty cave vault is definitely worth the effort.