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Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Heiligenblut

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Explore the mountains and glaciers on Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria's highest surfaced mountain pass, totaling 48 km (30 mi) and reaching heights of 2,504 m (8,215 ft). Connecting Bruck and Heiligenblut and crossing Hohe Tauern National Park, this alpine road will take you through forests and meadows, over cliffs, and into the world of eternal ice. Take time to see some of the numerous waterfalls, and stop at panorama overlooks to snap a few photos. You'll have a chance to hike a range of different nature trails along the way. Two tourist centers with informative displays are available at the site. Make Grossglockner High Alpine Road a part of your Heiligenblut vacation plans using our Heiligenblut vacation generator.
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  • A descent on the road should be compulsory for everyone. Very good visitor centers, road conditions are also very good - prices relatively high.
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  • Legendary road over the mountains of the Hohe Tauern. A must for riders who, immersed in the green mountains and the blue of the sky, located in the GrossGlockner on their natural habitat. The road is a toll road (different prices depending on the vehicle with which you decide to climb the giant) but are really money well spent. The road looks excellent and kept in perfect condition. The presence of several parking areas and sights, concession stands and souvenir shops complete this journey that will leave you breathless. With a little luck you can see the woodchucks (also a symbol of this place).
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  • The Alpine road that leads to Europe's largest glacier is definitely the ticket. The landscapes that surround the Austrian valleys before receipt by the "exit" of the toll are surrounded by greenery. And once you pass the entrance opens before us an unforgettable show. The road is in good condition, but not the place to run, better enjoy this lightweight cold air that only the mountains we can give. To do in motion!
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  • Quite simply one of the best mountain roads in the world. Time it right when the mist and rain is not around and you will not only enjoy fantastic roads with twisty fast driving/riding but views that are quite literally breathtaking. The glacier is well worth a stop for photos and a bite to eat and the obligatory bumper sticker...
  • Compared with other Alpine roads in the Alps, it's not so amazing!
  • Driving the Grossglockner was one of the highlights of the trip. It's a high alpine road reaching up to 2,500m. The road is tolled (costing €33 per car) but it's worth it as once you pay most of the stops e.g. The exhibitions and toilets are free. The road is also very well maintained. I was a bit apprehensive about driving it but the road was so smooth and there were many stopping points, you do have to watch out for the great number of bikes doing the route. Bring plenty of layers as it can get cooler up the top. I would also recommend stopping at the Glocknerhaus (one stop from the top) for food as it is much quieter than the top stop.
  • Simply cool
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  • The highest mountain of Austria - must have seen it.
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