47° 5′ 0″ N, 12° 50′ 34″ E

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The highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria

A scenic route

The Grossglockner Road is known for its stunning mountain scenery and panoramic views. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes, alpine meadows, and rugged mountain peaks. It provides access to the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of the Austrian Alps. Along the road, there are several visitor centers, viewpoints, and information points where you can learn more about the local flora, fauna, and geology. The Kaiser Franz Josef's Hohe viewpoint offers a stunning panoramic view of the Pasterze Glacier and the Grossglockner mountain.

The Grossglockner Road provides access to a network of hiking trails, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to explore the alpine landscapes on foot. The Hohe Tauern National Park offers a range of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife spotting.

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Located in the Austrian Alps, crossing the Hohe Tauern National Park. It connects the regions of Salzburg and Carinthia

How to get there:

Public Transportation: If you don’t have access to a car, you can consider using public transportation to reach the Grossglockner Road. There are bus services available that connect various towns and cities in Austria. You can check the local bus schedules and routes to find a connection to Bruck or Heiligenblut, which are the entry points to the road. From there, you can either join a guided tour or explore the area on foot.

By Car: The most common way to reach the Grossglockner Road is by car. If you have your own vehicle or a rental car, you can drive to the road’s starting point. The main access points are usually Bruck in Salzburg or Heiligenblut in Carinthia. Follow the major highways and roads that lead to these towns and then look for signs directing you to the Grossglockner Road.

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