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Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse Highway Alpine Road

From the Northwestern part of Carinthia you can take the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse to Salzburg County.

Price: 26 EUR (for one car and two persons, June 2006)

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road has been an incomparable experience for about fifty million visitors since 1935. The most famous of all alpine roads ends before the highlight of the Hohe Tauern National Park: the highest mountain and the largest glacier in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and the Pasterze.

On the way there you will experience a 4,000km journey to the Arctic. On the ascent from 1,500m to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, you pass through all of the vegetation zones from the cornfields to the eternal ice.

grossglockner hochalpenstrasse highway alpine roadHochtor Tunnel - crossing the Federal border from Carinthia to Salzburg.Here at the highest point of the through road is also the provincial border between Salzburg and Carinthia. A hiking trail over the main alpine crest begins, respectively, ends at the portals of the 311m tunnel, the so-called Celts, Pack-animal and Romans Trail. Numerous display boards illustrate the varied history of the 4,000-year-old trade route (walking time around 25 minutes). For the special joy of all children, a natural snow-slide usually remains at the North Portal to the end of August.

grossglockner hochalpenstrasse highway alpine road

Opening times:Beginning of May until end of October 6.30am - 8.30pm: early/late seasons5am - 10pm: June 15th - Sept 15thLast admission:45 min. before night closure

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