We stayed last night in a great little hotel in Werfen, for less than half the price of a room in Munich, and this morning were up bright and early to head up into the mountains to see the ice caves at Eisriesenwelt – The World of the Ice Giants.
Apparently, the cave system high in the Alps is the world’s biggest ice caves, at over 42km long. We took a cable car to just above the top of the clouds, and after a spectacular cliff-edge walk, climbed into the caves with just carbide lamps to light the way.
The cave heads steeply upwards, and is full of huge ice formations which last right throughout the year because of unusual local climate conditions at the cave entrance.
Eventually it was time to head back to Munich, and how better to round off the weekend than with a quick beer at the Oktoberfest?
Early night tonight, as I am up at the crack of dawn to go to the airport to fly to New York. Oh, maybe I will pop back for just one more beer though!