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Travel Blogs from Ramsau
... where got on the cable car for the Mountain station at 2,060 meters.
On the way up the cable car we ran into a couple girls from Chicago who seemed a little clueless on where to go. They wanted to go to the ice caves, but had not even checked in to get a time for the caves. And now they were on the wrong cable car heading to 5 Fingers. They had apparently bought a ticket for 5 Fingers (since they couldn't have got on the cable car without the ticket), but didn't seem to ...
... I got situated, put on our hiking boots and set out for a walk to the end of the village towards the tram that would take us up the mountain to the salt mines. But before we could take the path to the tram, we decided a little lunch was in order: beer and of course a sausage dog complete with … curry powder. Tasty, tasty, tasty.
Anyway, with appetite satiated, we contined the one mile walk to the funicular (tram), which took us a few hundred meters ...
Eisriesenwelt, the ice cave.
In the Salzburger Alps, near the Hochkogel Mointain plateau, is the worlds largest ice cave. Eons ago, the Salzach River created a 42 km labyrinth of passageways and caverns within the limestone mountain. Over time, stalagmite and stalagtite formations grew, as water from the melting snow seeped into and through the caverns and passageways. Ice formations also ...
... customers. He only kept 3 local beers, which made Pauls choice easier. Next thing you know, Paul's committed to a weiss wurst and pretzel to balance the weiss bier! Well, thats probably not quite fair, as the description of the locally made wurst was definitely appealing, and I was happy to share his plate. Good choice.
Fortunately dinner was just down the road, next door to our pension.
... another 20 minute hike (keep in mind the hikes were basically straight uphill). After getting to the caves we were delighted to find out there were also 1,400+ steps inside of the ice caves on our 2km walk inside the cave. They advertised these stairs as going straight up a 14 story high rise building. They were not that bad at all, and were actually more ...
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