Grossglockner High Alpine Road
A Panoramic Road to Austria’s Highest Mountain
If you are looking to enjoy the amazing mountain panorama of the Salzburger Land in a comfortable manner, then the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the right choice for you. This famous route is 48km long and continues up to 2,504 m above sea level. You can reach this panoramic toll road from Grossarl in less than one hour.
Enjoy an unforgettable mountain panorama during a drive along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The end of the road, as the name suggests, is the Grossglockner – Austria’s highest peak. This alpine road is open from the beginning of May until the start of October. Temporary closures due to weather are possible.
A Panoramic View from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road offers you a box seat view of many mountaintops of the region:
- Edelweiss-Spitze, 2,571m
- Fuschler-Törl, 2,428m
- Schöneck, 1,953m
- Kasereck, 1,911m
- Kaiser-Franz-Josephshöhe, 2,369m
Seven 3,000m peaks lie to the left and the right of the Alpine Road, which certainly deserves its name:
- Hoher Tenn, 3,368m
- Großes Wiesbachhorn, 3,564m
- Hohe Dock, 3,348m
- Johannisberg, 3,460m
- Fuscherkarkopf, 3,331m
- Sonnenwelleck, 3,261m
- Großglockner, 3,798m
Hikes and Exhibits along the High Alpine Road
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road offers you many opportunities to hike. All along this alpine road are starting points for walks, hikes and educational trails. You can also enjoy different exhibitions on various topics during your trip to this panoramic road: the offerings range from automobile displays to the Alpine Nature Show Museum and even an exhibition about the building of the High Alpine Road. The best part: with your day ticket for the road you can visit all of these exhibitions for free!