Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Grossglockner High Alpine Road - mountain panorama with view of Wilhelm Swarovski observatory
Grossglockner High Alpine Road - Wilhelm Swarovski observatory

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road at the foot of Austria's highest mountain is the finest panoramic road in Europe. Over 36 bends, it leads up to an altitude of 2,571m, to the Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps. On the way into the heart of the High Tauern National Park – one of the largest protected natural Alpine areas – you can see over thirty three-thousanders, thundering waterfalls, marmots and summer snow-fields. The Edelweiss Spitze is the highest peak in Austria accessible by car. Along the 48km-long road, interesting themed nature trails, exhibitions (free of charge), playgrounds, restaurants and viewpoints invite the visitor to stop for a while. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of Austria's most popular destinations, and as a national monument, it is under a preservation order.

The day ticket includes entrance to all exhibitions, nature trails and a guided tour of the panoramic route round the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe with a National Park ranger (daily from mid-July until the end of September, at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm).

Open from the beginning of May until the end of October (depending on weather conditions) |

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Press Contact


Grossglockner High Alpine Road | Krimml Worlds of Water
Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG, Rainerstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Mag.a Patricia Lutz, phone +43 662 873673-116,