The Grossglockner (3.798 m) is Austria's highest mountain and located in Europe's largest alpine national park. It dominates Austria's mightiest mountains, the Hohe Tauern, looming above the longest and most symmetrical glacier in the East Alps, the Pasterze.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, probably the most famous panoramic road in Europe, has made this fascinating alpine landscape accessible to the general public. The Grossglockner Alpine Road has over one million visitors annually, which makes it Austria's most visted tourist attraction after Schönbrunn Castle.
This proves conclusively that the road, built over 65 years ago, is still a unique experience whose high appeal remains unbroken. It provides a special kind of contact with nature, allowing visitors to experience it directly. By motorbike, car or bus, they can drive conveniently into the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the foot of the Grossglockner which at 3,798 m is Austria's highest mountain.
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