Natural experience, minus obstacles & barriers

It is hugely important to Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG - the operating company for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and other panoramic roads in Austria – to ensure that all their offers and facilities, whether it is on site along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, or online, have as few barriers as possible, so everyone gets to experience the natural surroundings independently. 

Barrier-free facilities along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is very well suited as an excursion destination for people who have restricted mobility. After all, almost all the viewing points, parking areas and rest points are accessible in a vehicle, enabling barrier-free contact with nature. At individual exhibits there may be several steps to negotiate, which may be in upper floors. We have provided an overview here with information about which exhibits, restaurants and facilities are barrier-free: 

Barrier-free accessible exhibits
  • Visitor centre at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe: all four floors are accessible via lift – including the exhibits ‘Erfolgsgeschichte des Automobils’ (Success story of the automobile), ‘Berg, die’ (The mountain, women on the rise), the Glockner cinema, Glockner panorama room, National Park Information Centre etc. 
  • Haus Alpine Naturschau (natur exhibition): lower floor – contemporary museum about ecology in the high mountains 
  • Hochtor: ground floor – ‘Passheiligtum Hochtor’ exhibit
Barrier-free WC facilities
  • Ferleiten pay desk 
  • Haus Alpine Naturschau – wheel-chair accessible WC on the basement floor 
  • Hochtor, south portal 
  • Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (next to the visitor centre) 
Barrier-free accessible restaurants and bistros
Glocknerroad, cloudy mood | © Steiner

Listen to the Glockner

An experience of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road for the visually impaired 

Our free Multimedia Guide provides people who have a visual impairment with an acoustic image of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road: the audio guide proceeds station by station, and is available to download to your smartphone from the comfort of your own home, then away you go through the bends and switchbacks.  

Grossglockner High Alpine Road accessible website 

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG endeavours to makes its website accessible, in line with the Federal Act on barrier-free access to websites and mobile applications (Web Accessibility Act – WZG) BGBl. I. No. 59/2019 idgF. 

We are aware that we have not set up our website in a way which provides the maximum possible accessibility. However, we are endeavouring to continually make improvements to provide as much accessibility as possible, so all users can enjoy the perfect user experience. 

Should you encounter obstacles that prevent you using this website – problems that are not outlined in the accessibility declaration below, or shortcomings in relation to the observance of the Accessibility Act – we would ask you to let us know. E-mail us at Please state the problem and provide the URL(s) for the site or document in question. We will deal with your request as quickly as possible, try to solve the issue and get back to you.