48 km, 36 hairpin turns, maximum elevation 2571 metres. Huge mountain peaks and cows graze. All this takes place on one of the most stunning panoramic roads in Austria and the entire Alps, which is also just four hours from the Hungarian border. This is the Grossglockner Hochalbenstrasse, which offers an experience that everyone should try at least once!
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Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is one of the most famous and famous high mountain panoramic roads in Austria and the Alps. The 48-kilometre-long asphalt strip that crosses the Hautes-Tauern mountains stretches between mountain peaks over 3,000 meters high and magnificent glaciers. The road provides motorists and other vehicles with a great experience. In addition, it is not particularly far from Hungary, so it can be an ideal destination for high mountain lovers even for a long weekend.
Use of the road is subject to a fee for those traveling by car and motorcycle, but for the entrance fee, you get more than just a great view: along the strip of high-quality asphalt, you can discover numerous exhibits, educational trails and other interesting things. It is no exaggeration to say that there are enough attractions for visitors here for several days.
If, according to the pictures, we are heading towards the mountains, we advise you not to rush, as the road is closed due to snow from October to May. Therefore, it is advantageous to time the trip for the summer period. If you still want to get a taste of what it's like to walk along the Grossglockner Panoramic Route, we've brought you some great photos and videos, viewing of which can help ease the wait until the opening!
Pasterze is located in the heart of the Hautes-Tauern, the largest glacier in Austria and the Eastern Alps as well.