Scenic drive up austria’s highest mountain: grossglockner

Last week I went on the most amazing road trip with Linda, Marcus and Kiara, to Hochalpenstrasse to view the Grossglockner and the Pasterze glacier. This was one of my many highlights, from my trip to Austria which i am so excited to share with you! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw all the videos I shared 🙂 on our way there.

Grossglockner is one the highest mountains in Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps, east of Brenner Pass, located along the main ridge of the central eastern alps and the Alpine divide.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a toll road that is only open during particular times in the year, connecting Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m…an engineering marvel! I would definetly go back during the summer to challenge myself to hike or bike up all the way #someday

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It is one of the most fascinating roads I’ve been on in Europe, leading 48 kilometers to the heart of the Hohe Tauren National Park. If you enjoy driving on exciting roads, then this is one for you.

There are many winding roads the further up you go, giving you spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. I’m smiling in these pictures but was FREEZING!

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We luckily, visited at a perfect/last time for the opening of the road this year, which gave us enough time to get to the top and marvel at the astonishing scenery. I can only imagine how beautiful it must look in the summer. We packed enough warm clothes, but it was still quite windy and cold for me…

Not mention I had Bantu notes in, so my scalp was exposed. Gurrrl!

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The price for our car to get in was 25Euros, which gave us access to all 10 stops with different visitor centers and exhibitions which contained various educational information about the road construction and environment. We also hired a really comfortable car which made it easy to navigate.

There are some places to eat, although we found some closed. On a clear day when it’s open, this is a definite MUST-do for a fun day out with the family or friends to hike, bike or walk. Especially when you get to the top.

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It was a breath taking ride that allowed us to experience the wonders of nature! Happy new week/month and thank you for stopping by!

Your travel-buddy,

Karen

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