Grossglockner and Alpine Panorama Road
High mountains, magnificent views and the Grossglockner, it’s a must see and experience! Although much has changed since the Alpine road was first opened in 1935, nothing has diminished its beauty. The road became wider, safer and more comfortable. Exhibitions and museums, chalets and mountain inns, visitor centers and information points focus on the diverse mountain world with its fauna and flora in the middle of the High Tauern National Park. The mountain road blends harmoniously into the landscape, offers a unique mountain experience – and has provided 48 kilometers of incomparable driving pleasure for more than 80 years.
Each kilometer and each of the 36 bends of the Grossglockner panorama weg mountain road is a treat! Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe is the declared goal of every visitor. It offers a spectacular view of the largest mountain in Austria, which with its 3798 m exceeds even the largest glacier of the Eastern Alps, the nine kilometer long Pasterze. Snow-covered Johannisberg covers the mountain panorama. Tourist trails to Gamsgrube in the middle of the protected area of the national park High Tauern provides unique views and the opportunity to observe rare alpine animals. On the ridge named after the Habsburg emperor Francis Joseph, there is a visitor center with exhibitions and attractions.
Großglockner is a popular attraction for cyclists, motorcyclists and car enthusiasts. I recommend a visit!
The fee for entering the toll booth is €38 per car. I recommend driving from the north, from the direction of Salzburg. At the toll booth you will receive a map with details and points of interest about the route and a sticker. The road is closed from November to May due to heavy snowfall and changeable weather.
Where to find Grossglockner and Alpine Panorama Road
Coordinates: 47.1682217, 12.8138903