Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse

Get a glimpse of the majestic Grossglockner driving Austria's most scenic route.

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Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
  • Austria, Europe
  • 65 km
  • 1:29 hr

This 48 km toll road through the Austrian Alps is among the most scenic drives of Europe. This road trip encompasses sensational panoramic views of numerous mountain summits, among which the absolute highlight of this trip: the 3789 m high Grossglockner.

The mountain pass includes 26 turns and leads through the heart of High Tauern: Austria's largest National Park. Along the great Alpine road there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the photogenic views at different rest stops. Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is not complete without a visit to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe visitor's center which is located on the highest point of the road at 2571 m. Park your car here and immerse yourself in the striking beauty of the spectacular mountains, rare plants and animals and the enigmatic Pasterzen glacier. Should you have missed the 'big five' of the National Park on your way up, try your luck in spotting the chamoix, ibexes, eagles, grifon vultures and bearded vultures from the observation tower. The visitor's center also includes restaurants and several starting point for hikes.

Please note: This road is generally open between May and October.

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