The path is the goal: the most spectacular alpine road in Austria

Discover the world of the Austrian Alps: undertake an excursion to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road during your holiday in Rauris.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road was built during the years 1930 to 1935 and with its length of 48 kilometres it is one of the most famous and most spectacular alpine roads within Europe.

If you want to experience something truly special during your summer holidays in the province of Salzburg, then a panoramic trip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is in order, as it will allow you to experience the fascinating natural environment of the Austrian Alps first hand. When driving on the Grossglockner High Alpine road the path is the goal, since the famous Austrian high alpine road leads you through the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern. Expect a breathtaking natural backdrop with blooming alpine meadows, fragrant alpine forests, imposing rock faces and eternal ice.

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Day trip destination number 1: Grossglockner Alpine Road

Once you have arrived at the Franz-Josef Hoehe, the highest viewing platform in Austria you can let your eyes wander far into the alpine panorama. Your day trip ends high above the glacier tongue “Pasterze” in front of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. Look forward to soaking in the views of the highest mountain in Austria: the 3.798 metre peak of the Grossglockner and the Johannisberg Mountain. Watch the many marmots play around rather close. And with a bit of luck you can also catch a glimpse of the ibex with their impressive horns.

If you always wanted to visit the highest mountain in Austria, a trip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road must not be missed. And for your accommodation: Hotel Rauriserhof is your first point of call in Salzburg. Enquire online now and contact the team at the four star hotel Rauriserhof and look forward to holidays in Austria. Your hotel in Rauris is the ideal starting point for excursions with the whole family – or friends, during summer and winter.