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Großglockner Hochalpenstraße © Archiv Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

More than 50 million people have crossed over this high alpine mountain road throughout its history. It is a breathtaking nature and driving experience of about 30 miles.

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  • Großglockner aus Wasserfallwinkel  © NP Hohe Tauern Kärnten/Daniel Zupanc Großglockner aus Wasserfallwinkel © NP Hohe Tauern Kärnten/Daniel Zupanc
  • Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Kärnten © Österreich Werbung / Popp Hackner Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Kärnten © Österreich Werbung / Popp Hackner
  • Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse

This famous alpine road was built between 1930 and 1935 and connects today the Austrian counties Salzburg and Carinthia and goes across the main alpine ridge. Over a distance of 48 kilometers curves the high mountain road going up the mountain from Bruck at Salzachtal, passing the so called Hochtor to Heiligenblut to the highest mountain of Austria, the Großglockner (3.798 m). As documented by pre-Celtic finds this route passing the Hochtor was already used during the Hallstatt period. With 36 hairpin turns and an altitude ascent to 2.504 metres, drivers and bikers find a special kind of nature and driving adventure. Along the toll road there are informative display lecterns, theme playgrounds and exhibitions. The Großglockner High Alpine Road is open from the beginning of May to end of October.

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