Grossglockner High Alpine Road:
An experience that provides mountains of amazement! 

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which proceeds from the Salzburg town of Fusch on the Grossglockner Road to Heiligenblut am Grossglockner on the Carinthian side, is one of the best known landmarks in Austria and is regarded as one of the loveliest excursion and panoramic roads in the world. In any case, it is one of the three most visited excursion destinations in Austria! Most of this high Alpine road, which spans 48 kilometres in length, blends almost seamlessly into the mountains, with every twist and turn heading straight into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Right up to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe to Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner and the Pasterze Glacier, the biggest glacier that is still in existence in the East Alps. Majestic mountain summits, glaciers, lush valleys and woodlands – a sight that provides mountains of amazement! 

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An extra special excursion destination!

Along with numerous phenomenal viewing points, lots of free exhibitions and exciting experience worlds along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, since 2015 this conservation protected construction has been the starting point for a very special natural experience! It is here that you really do get to experience the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the unique features of the highest mountain in Austria. 

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Enjoy the nature

Austria's highest


Paths to protecting nature & sustainability  

As the operating company of a high Alpine road which proceeds through Austria’s most significant National Park, GROHAG – who operate this and other Austrian experience roads and attractions – are working in an area of conflict between nature, technology and tourism. However, through the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, many people have the opportunity to see and experience with their own eyes just what there is to protect. Measures that nurture and protect the environment, are part of daily life at GROHAG. From innovative waste separation system to expanding E-mobility to ecological mowing, are all part of their endeavours to be as sustainable as possible, in every respect.  

Our ticket tip: Purchase your day ticket online and enjoy a 10 percent discount on souvenirs, food and drink in all the Grossglockner shops  on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road! 


Austria’s most beautiful panoramic road in numbers

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is 48 kilometres in length. Over that distance there are 36 twists and turns to tackle up and downhill – right up to the Hochtor at 2504 metres altitude. The highest drivable point is actually even higher: the Edelweiss Spitze at 2571 metres, via an access road. From here you get to enjoy a breathtaking view to over 30 three-thousand metre mountains – and to the Grossglockner too, which, at 3798 metres, is Austria’s highest mountain! And here’s another exciting number – it is the only high Alpine road in Austria to cross 4 vegetation levels from the valley to  the highest point – from montane level to subalpine level, continuing through the treeless Alpine level up to the glaciers and the highest summits in subnival and nival levels. And: with just 1 day ticket you can even visit all 15 exhibitions, 7 themed hiking paths and various play areas free of charge

Starting point for exceptional adventures in nature

However, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road provides far more than just fun driving. Every few metres there are really special natural experiences. For instance numerous exciting themed and panorama paths as well as an extensive hiking path network start here , at which there are lots of cosy inns and traditional Alpine lodges, right next to the road. At every turn you encounter rare plants and animals. Such as the Grossglockner High Alpine Road ‘High Five’ – the ibex, golden eagle, marmot, Apollo butterfly and the Alpine bumblebee.  

Unique exhibitions

Art, nature, culture and technology: exciting focal points

The permanent and changing exhibitions at various locations along Austria's most popular Alpine pass road are sure to amaze you. 

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Glocknerroad, Haus Alpine Naturschau, crystals exhibition | © Stabentheiner

Hiking & walking

Hiking fun for young & old

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road offers you the opportunity to reach numerous starting points for short walks with children and dogs as well as extended hikes in a comfortable way. 

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Hiker with national park ranger, view of Grossglockner | © Königshofer

Wonder world flowers

Experience the fragrant, humming, colourful alpine meadows.

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Glocknerstrasse, fluffy flower  | © Gellner

"High Five"

Experience the high alpine

Combine a trip on the popular Alpine road with a nature experience: discover cute marmots, majestic golden eagles and speedy ibexes in their natural habitat! 

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Ibex in the Glockner area below the Glocknerhaus | © Königshofer