Großglockner High Alpine Road

By car, motorbike or bike into the world of the 3,000 metre peaks - the Großglockner High Alpine Road

Road up to the Großglockner
The Großglockner High Alpine Road

You cannot always see them from the Landgasthof Kirchbichl but there are a whole load of high mountains in the Salzburger Land region and some of them are even 3,000 metre peaks. And there is a road that leads right through the middle into the magical world of the high mountains. Without any knowledge of the Alps and whenever you want, even without any top fitness levels - welcome to the Großglockner High Alpine Road in the Zell am See - Kaprun region.

To the highest mountain in the national park

We're talking here about probably the most famous Alpine road in Europe. This takes you from Fusch an der Glocknerstraße directly into the Upper Tauern national park as far as the base of Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner. Over more than 48 kilometres and through 36 hairpin bends you see and feel everything that the natural region of the Upper Tauern has to offer. You can experience it very comfortably from your car or choose a more sporty option and zip through the countless great to ride hairpin bends by motorbike. Anyone who wants to be a real cycling athlete must have conquered the Großglockner once in their life. There is even a car-free day for this.

You can't just drive

Naturally, for many of you simply overcoming the difference in altitude is the biggest challenge. For others in turn it's all about the pure driving fun over the 48 km and through the 36 hairpin bends. However, if you only want to drive over it, take a photo of the Großglockner and drive back again, then there is still quite a bit for you to discover. Besides numerous photos stops along the road there are lots of interesting facts to find out about the construction and operation of the road and the surrounding nature.

What you can experience on the left and right of the road:

  • Alpenliebeart exhibition - for Richard Strauss' 150th birthday
  • Alpine Naturschau natural museum - worldwide unique information about Alpine ecology
  • Exhibition - building the road - documentation about its construction from 1930 - 1935
  • Gamsgrubenweg - where the Pasterze starts - including the world of legends
  • Car exhibition - the unique history of the car
  • Special 75 year anniversary exhibition - for the Großglockner High Alpine Road's 75th birthday
  • Großglockner exhibition - a journey through the Glockner region, from 1800 to date
  • Hochtor exhibition - exhibition at the highest point on the High Alpine Road
A rest stop on the Großglockner High Alpine Road
A short break at the rest stop

There is nothing better for two wheels

Anyone who has ridden over the Großglockner High Alpine Road by motorbike once knows what we're talking about. The view in the Upper Tauern national park and the riding fun along the 48 km is second to none. There are special biker points as well as meeting and information points for motorcyclists along the route. Special biker parking spaces and bike safes guarantee that your machines are safe and secure. An anti-skid road surface and maximum safety with crash barriers make riding fun safe.

On two wheels but without an engine? Then you are one of the true heroes of the Großglockner High Alpine Road. Riding it by road bike or mountain bike is a real challenge. Maximum safety on location ensures comfort. Changing rooms and showers at toll stations, special bike safes and bike stands and even time keeping are just a few examples.

A comfortable break with perfect view

What would a journey into the world of the 3,000 metre peaks be without a comfortable break with the best view? Once the Großglockner High Alpine Road is free of snow and opened in the spring, the many restaurants and mountain huts along the road also open their doors. The Restaurant am Piffkar, Berggasthof Edelweißhütte and Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Haus on the Pasterze are just a few examples of great refreshment stops along the Großglockner High Alpine Road.

Take on the route into the mountains

We highly recommend a day trip to the Großglockner High Alpine Road. None of our guests has ever regretted doing so. Everyone is captivated by the natural beauty of the Upper Tauern national park and the driving fun along the route. For detailed information about opening times, prices and above all the weather forecast, simply contact our team on reception at the Landgasthof Kirchbichl. We look forward to seeing you. Send us a non-binding enquiry or give us a call now on +43 662 665 900.