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Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Heiligenblut

Categories: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
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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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  • If you get a chance to travel the Hochalpenstrasse to view the Grossglockner and the glacier you won't be disappointed. The road winds its way up into the Grossglockner National park giving spectacula...  read more »
  • We took the chance and took a detour over the Grossglockner road. Condition of the road tip, unfortunately the weather was not quite and had snow and clouds. With EUR 35 for a crossing price, I think entirely too much. But the people zahlns stop.
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  • The Grossglockner is definitely not to be missed when visiting the Austria or is passing through the area. It is a toll road, but the scenery and the care of the place are certainly worth the toll 35 euros (per car). Along the way there are several sights, restaurants, refreshment and souvenir shops. At the entrance is given a map showing the main points of interest where to stop. Getting about (with stops) we spent about 3 hours. Too bad the day rather cloudy prevented us fully enjoy the view but ... We will be back!
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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...
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place, everyone must see!!
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