Grossglockner Road from Edelweiss Peak
Grossglockner From Fuschertörl
Lamas Park at Grossglockner
Grossglockner Hoch Alpine Strasse
Grossglockner Hair Pin Curves
Grossglockner Strasse After Winter
Feeding lamas at Grossglockner
It needs 28,8 miles and 36 hair pin curves on the internationally acclaimed Grossglockner High Alpine Road to get up to Austria’s highest mountain with the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps. The high alpine environment with great panoramic views, the specific flora and fauna and excellent information centers make this tour an outstanding one.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road is open from approx. the beginning/middle
of May until approx. 20th October (weather depending). Special entrance toll EUR 37,50/-. not included.
|1st May to End of October ( Depending on weather)|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|
|Duration||08 hours (approx.)|
|Pickup Place||Any location within the city of “Salzburg”|
Important Info a) Additional hours if possible upon request. Extra hours Euro 95,00/h
b) Some of the tours cross the border Austria/Germany. Please take the passport with you, it could be checked.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take a baby with you (necessary for the proper child seat).
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road itself is much more than just a road. It is an internationally acclaimed masterpiece of road construction. A panoramic route connecting the state Salzburg with the state Carinthia, historically it has a special status in the very restricted access to the national park region, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.
While driving up 48 kilometers with 36 numbered hair pin curves to an altitude of 8435 ft into the very heart of the national park; you will experience the world of alpine meadows, forests, mountains, eternal ice, and spectacular views.
Our first stop will be at Edelweissspitze which provides an unforgettable panoramic view onto more than thirty peaks of 9850 ft plus. After lunch (not included) at the panoramic restaurant we will go farther to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe where eventually you will stand in front of the majestic highest peak with a view to the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps, the Pasterze. There you either can walk around and enjoy nature or learn about the area from The Information Point, the National Park Information Center and a wide-screen multivision show. Optional is a visit to the Swarovski Oberservatory, where the most modern optical devices provide spectacular views. Even Marmots and ibexes can be watched closely.
The way to Grossglockner as well as back to Salzburg will give you a taste of the famous ski regions Gasteinertal and St.Johann/Pongau, Castle Werfen (famous movie location of Where Eagles Dare) and the mountains with the world’s largest Ice Caves.
For sure this Edelweiss-Tour you will not forget.