GROSSGLOCKNER- KING TOUR The exquisite tour around the highest mountain in Austria leads through three federal provinces and has the largest nature conservation area of the Alps - the Hohe Tauern National Park - as constant companion. 28 S The highest automobile and motor bike exhibition of the world shows here an exquisite collection of vehicles right from the beginning of the automobile and motor bike history till today. tarting point is the nice little place Heiligenblut am Grossglockner 1 in Carinthia, from which it immediately goes to the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Some pass roads are certainly steeper. Others are bold. And again some other have more serpentine roads. In spite of that nothing goes straight to the heart other than this route with views of the white three-thousanders and with the 36 perfectly planned turns, which – are divided in 48 kilometres to and fro – overcome an altitude difference of respectively around 1,000 metres. In this way we enjoy the journey to the highest mountain of Austria to the full. Make a brief stop at the vantage point of Kasereck, marvel at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe the ice mass of the Pasterze glacier, cross the border to Salzburg in the Hochtor tunnel and finally take the access road on the Fuscher Törl to the 2,571-metres-high Edelweiss-Spitze 2 . This impressive road has six turns, all of them are quite sharp and on cobblestone pavement. On the other hand, the descent into the Fusch valley proceeds quite smoothly. 14 turns, among them all sorts of alternating curves. Sometimes wide, sometimes narrow. The consequences: If everything in the front is free, this is the finest stage, which the Austrian Alps have to offer to the sporty ambitious driver. We pass through the place Fusch a.d. Grossglocknerstrasse, drive counter clockwise around the Zeller lake and head for the pretty little town Zell 3 .
View from the Edelweiss-Spitze of the Fuscher Lacke, the Mittertörl tunnel and the Brennkogel (3,018 m). GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD TOUR 1 29
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1 Diverse tour through the DOBRATSC
GROSSGLOCKNER 3.798 m JOHANNISBERG
OLPERER 3.476 m GERLOSPASS 1.628 m