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Austria's most beautiful panoramic roads

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The highest point of the

The highest point of the road is reached at the Gerlos Pass, the so-called Filzsteinalpe, at 1,628 above sea level. 44

The Krimml waterfalls can be seen from each parking area along the Gerlos Alpine Road. TOUR 2 In Stass we leave the Inn and turn into the Zillertal. With around thirty kilometres, it is not the longest but the most-famous side valley of the Inn. For more than 150 years, the main source of income here is the tourism. And hence we roll across the perfectly maintained asphalt and devote ourselves completely to the beauty of the valley: The glistening glacier of the Kitzbühel Alps dominate the valley floor, on whose slopes the settlements, mountain farms and chapels have nestled. GERLOS ALPINE ROAD 45 BEST OF ALL: GERLOS ALPINE ROAD In Ried awaits a real Tyrolean treat- the 37-kilometre-long Zillertal high road 5 . Its climb is steep, its bends are narrow and a clear view is hard to find. In many cases the route runs along the unsecured abyss and requires a good vehicle control. After Zell am Ziller we finally look forward to the highlight of this tour – to the romantic Gerlos Alpine Road 6 . Initially there are many turns along the mountain flank, passing the Durlassboden reservoir and the Gerlos pass sign. The Gerlos road then follows the most beautiful eleven kilometres of this Alpine route designed in 1949 by the Glockner road-builder Franz Wallack. We take the road, which curls like an unwound string across the Gerlosplatte (Gerlos plain) and then take an extensive stop to visit the Krimml waterfalls and the WasserWelten 7 . The final stage of this day brings us back via Mittersill and Bruck to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The moorland in the nature conservation area “Sieben Möser Gerlosplatte” and the leisure area around the Durlassboden reservoir invite us for a short walk.

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