The three-thousanders very close on the high alpine road on the Großglockner!

The high alpine road on the Großglockner is a real experience! By car along the well-maintained road opens up one beautiful panorama after another! The high alpine road is much more than an ordinary pass road. Again and again there are opportunities to stop. It is worthwhile to make numerous stops and get out. Sometimes you discover sheep grazing close to the road, sometimes cows on the expansive slopes and with a bit of luck you also discover marmots, which the locals affectionately call Murmle. We were denied to see them this time, but then we discover them on the next trip.

The highest viewpoint, the Edelweiss peak at over 2,500 meters, offers a fantastic view of more than 30 three-thousand-meter peaks. A crazy view! Equally fascinating and yet completely different is the view of the glacier from the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. So we were able to show the kids a glacier up close. We quickly got into conversations about the changes in glaciers and why they are no longer as large as they still are in some of the pictures on the information boards on site. So exciting to teach the kids about the changes of our time in this way!

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The high alpine road on the Großglockner is overall very well developed and so the journey is always pleasant and entertaining due to the many stopping opportunities. Often there are tables and benches at the stops, so you can enjoy a picnic outdoors in the middle of the mountains or at special power spots like the waterfalls. There are also several small inns along the route to stop at. With kids, the Mankei Inn is especially nice with a great playground right next to the cow pasture. Just on the other side of the high alpine road is also a small lake, which you have easily circled in 10 minutes.

With kids, Schöneck is another great stop with a place to stop for refreshments. Here everything revolves around the wonder world of the Glockner meadows and the playground is designed to match. The view from here is breathtaking!

From the Großglockner it is only a short detour to the gold diggers village Heiligenblut. Here young and old can practice panning for gold.

Infopoint and cash desk Ferleiten:
Taxenbacher Fusch 96
5672 Fusch on the Grossglockner Road

Cash desk Heiligenblut:
Untertauern 41
9844 Heiligenblut on the Grossglockner

Beginning of May – beginning of November
May 1 – 31: 6:00 – 7:30 h
June 1 – Aug. 31: 5:30 – 8:30 h
Sept. 1 – Nov. 30: 6:00 – 7:30 h


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