Road closed for winter until beginning May 2017
3 Haus Alpine Naturschau
5 Fuschertörl Glockner- Restaurant
6 Infopoint Greifvögel
7 Fuscher Lacke
8 Geologischer Lehrweg
9 Passhöhe Hochtor
12 Infopoint Kasereck
Fuschertörl Glockner- Restaurant
Haus Alpine Naturschau
Grossglockner High Alpine Road adventure
Driving fun, hiking entertainment and experiences in nature around the Grossglockner
High mountains and the Grossglockner – what was once exclusive to skilled alpinists has been transformed into an adventure for all ages that is still incredibly fascinating thanks to the construction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. A lot has changed ever since its opening in 1935. The road has become wider, safer and more comfortable. Exhibitions and museums, huts and mountain inns, visitors’ centres and information points are dedicated to the multifaceted mountain world with its stunning nature and biota at the heart of the High Tauern National Park. The mountain road blends in seamlessly with the scenery, makes for one-of-a-kind mountain experiences and has been ensuring driving fun beyond compare on 48 km for over 80 years.
Highlight of the alpine road: view of the Grossglockner and the Pasterze
Every kilometre and every single one of the 36 turns of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a treat! Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe is the declared goal of each visitor. It opens up a grand view of Austria’s largest mountain, which even tops the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps, the nine km long Pasterze, with its 3,798 m. The snow-covered Johannisberg caps off the mountain panorama. The hiking trails into the Gamsgrube amidst the special conservation area of the High Tauern National Park affords unique views and sightings of rare alpine animals, such as the majestic ibex. The visitors’ centre with exhibitions and numerous attractions rests on the ridge named after the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph!
The High Alpine Road for hikers, family with children and motor fans
Go on brief walks or extended hikes along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Exhibitions and museums, information points and natural trails await discovery. Families with children will learn a lot about the construction of the road and the high alpine nature at four themed playgrounds. Motorised mountain friends have to check out the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with its unmatched driving experience and international events. Motorcyclists enjoy the top-notch road surfacing and driving safety training sessions for even more fun on the road. Tip: buy your ticket before starting your journey at the online ticket shop and receive a 15% discount in all shops of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road!
If you really feel like a trip to or a brief holiday on the Grossglockner, then check out the latest entries in our blog, where you will find lots of tips and exciting information for your visit to the high alpine world of the Glockner. We wish you a safe journey, thrilling hours and lots of fun!