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Grossglockner High Alpine Road

| Salzburg/Kärnten, Heiligenblut 5020, Austria
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Private Tour: Grossglockner Glacier Tour from Salzburg
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One of Austria's top 3 destinations amidst the Alps The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is like an ornament of ribbons located between green mountain pastures, colourful flower meadows, rocky rubble, ice and show. It nestles up against hills, follows the course of the natural ground and fits the mountains like a glove. Whooshing waterfalls, the shrill whistling of marmots and the howling wind in the summit regions create an unforgettable high alpine soundscape. And then, all of a sudden, he appears: his majesty, the Grossglockner, the black mountain. Join us for a journey beyond compare up high to the perpetual ice of the glacier!
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  • Average2%
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“amazing views” (22 reviews)
“highest point” (15 reviews)
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| Salzburg/Kärnten, Heiligenblut 5020, Austria
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"high alpine road"
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"amazing views"
in 22 reviews
"highest point"
in 15 reviews
"zell am see"
in 20 reviews
"kaiser franz"
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"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"take photos"
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"many places"
in 10 reviews
"day ticket"
in 7 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 8 reviews
"worth every cent"
in 11 reviews
"every turn"
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"national park"
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"take your time"
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"en route"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had rented a nine seater mercedes van and did the whole drive from morning to late afternoon. The drive has the most amazing views ever. You are extremely close to the snow and every mile is a photo stop. The road has some 12...More

4  Thank MonishRupal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times over the years and every time I’m awed by its beauty. I love how each turn on the c curves brings something new to look at. Be it the deep glacial valleys, dammed up mountain lakes, or the quant...More

1  Thank ZuziSt_Louis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Included visit to Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and up to the Grossglockner itself with our Leger coach tour, we were bold over by the views of surrounding ice and snow capped mountains on the winding road up to the Glacier, some of which were a sheer drop...More

1  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip up on the Motorbike, it was certainly an experience, excellent weather at the bottom, very cold, foggy, windy and raining at the top, but after a hot chocolate and some cake, the clouds cleared and the rain stopped, to show us...More

1  Thank Selina R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Austria, and willing to drive, please do not think twice, just rent a car and drive on this road. The road is well maintained, and the views are breathtaking. The toll is somewhat high - we paid EUR 36, but I...More

3  Thank vsree
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went last week and were slightly disappointed that there wasn't more snow around. That said the Franz Josef Hohe wasn't yet open which may be why we were charged a reduced rate 26 Euros. we saw marmots but didn't hear them whistling. Lots of...More

1  Thank exeman
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Drove through the Grossglockner High Alpine road last November. This road is most definitely worth the price of the pass. The roads are maintained very well, it's a pleasant drive every meter through the road and you have the most stunning views all around the...More

4  Thank KalleUs
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This road was on my bucket list for a long time. We did the drive at first dates of May, when there was still so much snow on higher altitudes. Road is beautiful and allows magnificent views at every turn. Lots of places to stop...More

1  Thank Julija T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Highest road in Europe, amazing views, fantastic bends. A must see and ride location for any motorcyclist. Good shop and restaurant/cafe at the top.

4  Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The 30+ Euro toll may seem a bit steep to some but it’s a small price to pay for one of most scenic and fun driving routes in Europe. There was still a fair amount of snow as we neared the top but the roads...More

2  Thank Mikes1181
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lilheathen
8 June 2018|
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Response from Selina R | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above answers, Zell am See is an interesting town, you can take a lift up to the top of the mountains, and a boat trip round the lake. The Grossglockner is best approached from the Zell am See end, through... More
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davidporter41
5 June 2018|
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Response from exeman | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 35 Euros. Would the Brenner Pass be better for you?
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