Großglockner High Alpine Road
Family hiking, visiting a glacier and breath-taking Alpine landscapes: A drive up Austria’s highest mountain is multiple adventures rolled into one.
Named for Austria’s highest mountain, the Großglockner High Alpine Road has a new surprise in store behind each of its 36 hairpin bends. What starts out as a leisurely road trip from viewpoint to viewpoint might soon turn into a full-blown adventure, filled with superlatives.
You can choose to hike through astoundingly beautiful Alpine landscapes; you can visit a vast glacier’s snowfields in the middle of summer; you can feel the spray of Europe’s highest waterfall on your face while exploring Austria's largest national park. Whatever you choose: You’ll have an experience that will stay with you.
We sent our friend Katy to explore the Großglockner High Alpine Road, and she brought along her husband Tony. See what the two got up to on their first-ever trip to Austria – and find more information on their itinerary below.