Grossglockner High Alpine Route
This famous Austrian tourist route is composed of two branches, the first leading to the summit of the Edelweißspitz, the second to the Franz-Josephs-Höhe terrace, from where there is a view of the highest peak in the Austrian Alps, the Grossglockner (3 797m), and the Pasterze glacier at its foot. The surrounding mountainous region is part of the Hohe Tauern national park, protecting flora and fauna over an area of 1 800km2.
Address :5700 Zell-am-See
toll (early May-mid Jun: 6am-8pm; 16 Jun-15 Sep: 5am-9.30pm; 16 Sep-end Oct: 6am-7.30pm - €34 (€27 presale tickets on www.oeamtc.at or www.adac.de) - combo ticket including exhibitions and parking - the road is often clogged with snow and consequently closed early Nov-early May