Mysterious largest ice cave in the world

Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Owning a length of 42 km, Eisriesenwel cave, or "the longest ice cave in the world", is one of the mysterious wonders that anyone wants to explore.

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Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Eisriesenwelt (German for "The World of Ice Giants") is a limestone cave and natural rock located in Werfen, Austria, about 40 km south of Salzburg. This is the largest ice cave in the world, stretching over 42 km and welcoming around 200,000 tourists to visit each year. Photo: My best place.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
The Eisriesenwelt cave was created by the Salzach river when flowing through the ravine nearly 100 million years ago. Over thousands of years, cracks and crevices in limestone have grown, forming ice stalactites like now. Photo: Tofererhof.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
In winter, when the air inside the mountain is warmer than the outside, cold air rushes in and lowers the temperature of the low areas of the cave. Spring comes, the water from the melted snow seeps through the cracks in the rock and when it comes to the low areas, it turns into wonderful ice blocks visible inside the caves. Photo: Twitter.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Although the cave is 42 km long, tourists are only allowed to visit the first 1 km because it is completely covered in ice. The rest of the cave is made up of limestone. Photo: Tiempos.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world

Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Eisriesenwelt ice cave was discovered by Anton Posselt, a scientist in Salzburg in 1879. Before being discovered, the locals believed that the cave entrance was the entrance to hell so no one dared to approach it. A year later, he published a detailed report of his findings in a climbing magazine, but did not catch the attention of many. Photo: Imgur, the wonders of Autria.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world

Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Alexander von Mork, a space researcher from Salzburg, is one of the few people who remember Posselt's discovery. He led several expeditions into ice caves starting in 1912, soon followed by other explorers. Photo: Deskgram.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
In 1920, a cabin and the first mountain roads were built for explorers. Tourists also began to arrive shortly after by the cave's unexpected popularity. Photo: Jumpic.
Mysterious largest ice cave in the world
Eisriesenwelt ice cave is open from May 1 to October 26 every year, from 9-16h30 every day. The temperature inside the cave is often cold below freezing, so tourists should pay attention to wearing warm clothes. Besides, visitors are not allowed to take photos while in the cave. Photo: Folkestonejack.

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