Großglockner High Alpine Road

A pure, high alpine nature experience

At 48 kilometres in length, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a masterpiece of road construction and the starting point for a natural experience in a class of its own. Every metre along what is probably the most beautiful panoramic road in the Alps offers breathtaking views of majestic mountain peaks, glaciers, green valleys and forests.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road blends seamlessly into nature and leads, bend by bend, deeper into the Hohe Tauern National Park. Alongside the route, numerous information points, 15 exhibitions and twelve adventure stations await those interested. In addition, there are seven educational and panoramic trails as well as an extensive network of hiking trails with many cosy restaurants and rustic huts. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road was opened in 1935. It has been a listed monument since 2015, making it the largest monument in Austria.

Current information: The Grossglockner High Alpine Road will be closed in winter from 1 November 2023. Depending on snow conditions, the new season will start in spring 2024.

Pleasure Voyage | © SalzburgerLand Tourism - Chris Perkles

Großglockner E-Pleasure tour

A road trip perfectly suited to the e-car with ample charging options - including at the Glockner E-Power filling stations (with 100% renewable energy) - along the way. Here it's all about discovering e-mobile cruising through the dreamlike landscapes and enjoying the numerous selected pleasure points along the route to the full. On the Glockner E-Genusstour, the journey is the destination! And how many kilometres or points of enjoyment are on the daily programme is a matter of personal taste.

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Glocknerbus | © Vorderegger Travel - Andrea Stifter Touristik GmbH

On the road with the Glockner Bus

The Glockner Bus is available for a particularly relaxed ride through the breathtaking Alpine landscapes. The excursion in state-of-the-art coaches takes you right into the heart of this incomparable world of adventure. Expert and experienced National Park Rangers accompany and inform visitors during the journey;

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Mountain experience with the Nationalpark SommerCard | © Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern - Michael Huber

Nationalpark SummerCard

With the National Park SummerCard you have the opportunity to make particularly intensive use of the diverse offers in the region from 1 May to 31 October. As a guest at one of the participating partner businesses, you will receive the SommerCard from your host, which allows you to visit and use one of 60 different attractions such as sights, museums and natural spectacles, leisure and sports facilities and mountain railways every day. The card also offers you maximum mobility as it entitles you to use local public transport. A special highlight is the one-day admission to the Großglockner High Alpine Road Adventure World and a one-day ticket for the Gerlos Alpine Road, which are already included in the price.

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