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Austria's most beautiful panoramic roads

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  • Alpine
  • Grossglockner
  • Gerlos
  • Nockalm
  • Villach
  • Tauern
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HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE ROAD In the St.-Vinzenz-church in Heiligenblut, a vial with a mysterious fluid is stored. According to the legend, it contains the holy blood of Christ. This tour is a splendid combination of DRIVING PLEASURE & THE BEAUTY OF NATURE Originally, called as “Zelle im Pinzgau” , the little town is renamed as Zell am See since 1810. In case you are carrying your swimwear – the lake has drinking water quality. In Mittersill, the “Nationalparkwelten” and the new “360°-Nationalparkwelt” is worth a visit (refer to page 38). Eight topics with many interactive stations as well as one breathtaking panorama film of the mountain peaks of the Hohe Tauern are worth a visit. In the National Park House in Matrei, there are exciting exhibitions and information. Central element is the water. It accompanies the visitor from the upper to the lower floor and spreads there on glass plates over the entire room. Lienz with its main square seamed with historic buildings can fit anywhere in Italy. Also the climate contributes partly to the easy Lienz life – so many hours of sunshine like here, can be found hardly anywhere else. The “Pasterze glacier wheel” in the glacier world of the museum depicts the changes of the largest Tauern glacier right from the Ice age to this day. TOUR 1 GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD 33 THE TOUR AT A GLANCE Route length: approximately 320 kilometres Travel time: approx. six hours With the car: Terrific driving pleasure on very well developed roads. With the motorbike: One should have some experience in the mountains for the Glockner stage otherwise it is also perfectly suitable for the beginner. Remember to bring warm clothes due to the enormous altitude difference. Highest point: Edelweiss-Spitze, 2,571 metres. Special feature of the tour: There are good reasons why the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is regarded as Europe’s most beautiful panorama road. Discounted round trip ticket of the Grossglockner-Felbertauern is offered. 1 It is possible to get a wonderful view of the Grossglockner from the Glacier Road. 2 Variety of flowers on the Piffkar. 3 The Fuscher Törl is a memorial place for deceased workers. 4 “Cornering” fun from the very beginning to the end: Turn 2 on the Piffalm.

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