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Coach Operator Grossglockner

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  • Alpine
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  • Heiligenblut
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  • Edelweiss
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  • Glockner
  • Reiseveranstaltungsbroschuere

Exceptional views of the

Exceptional views of the Alpine Nature Show and the Hohe Tauern with the Wiesbachhorn in the background Marmots - cute furry animals of the Alps 11 Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe and the Pasterze glacier overlooking the Grossglockner Highest automobile exhibition in the world 2 GROSSGLOCKNER.AT

DRIVING PLEASURE & ENJOYMENT OF NATURE At a length of 48 kilometres the Grossglockner High Alpine Road leads you from the Salzburg and Carinthian sides up into the alpine highlands. It takes you high above the Pasterze glacier. Marmots and ibexes are among your notable companions. Another feature of the road is the spectacular route of the ten-kilometre Panorama section at around 2,300 meters above sea level. WITH THE PURCHASE OF A DAY TICKET the Grossglockner High Alpine Road can be driven several times on the date of issue! TOUR DESCRIPTION COMING FROM SALZBURG (NORTH-SOUTH) 1 PIFFKAR (1,620 M) The first stop is Piffkar after bend 4 at 1,620 meters above sea level. Special exhibitions are held regularly, as currently the exhibition „Salzburg‘s Tallest - the Fascination of Mountains“, as well as a theme playground, a restaurant, a shop and snack area invite you to take a short break. Piffkar extends up the mountain and is a Special Protection Area of the Hohe Tauern National Park through which a thirty minute educational nature trail traverses: The larch meadows provide a nice diversion with its rare plants, flowers and grasses, a panorama board with a view of six glaciers and the mountain spruce forest with voice samples of ten birds. 2 HOCHMAIS (1,850 M) At 1,850 meters above sea level you reach the Observatory Hochmais with panels on “Glaciers, the Rotmoos and the altitudes of vegetation” as well as a directional viewing aids to the most famous peaks of the facing mountain range. The road continues upwards with uninterrupted views of the mountains and high alpine pastures and at about 2,100 meters above sea level crosses a rugged rock-fall area named Hexenküche. Due to the numerous bends and the constant changes of direction the views are spectacular. 3 HAUS ALPINE NATURSCHAU (2,260 M) The “Alpine Nature Show” on “Upper Nassfeld” is a modern museum with the world‘s only exhibition dedicated to alpine ecology. Amid the ancient landscapes of the national park visitors learn about complex ecological relationships and interrelationships, fascinating survival strategies, special animals and plants. The special features include the “Marmot-Show” in the multimedia theatre and the exhibition “Crystals - Treasures of the Hohe Tauern”. On the grounds surrounding the house you can go for a walk through the “World of Lichen in the High Mountains” and experience high alpine nature. There is ample parking, a beautiful picnic area and a cosy restaurant. 4 EDELWEISS SPITZE (2,571 M) Shortly before the Fuscher Törl turn left onto the 1.6 km long access road to reach the highest point on the Grossglockner Road, the Edelweiss Peak. Next to the lookout tower with a souvenir shop and Bikers Point, is the Gasthaus Edelweiss Peak which has magnificent views. Driving on the road is not permitted for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. From the lower lying restaurant Fuscher Törl (Dr.-Franz-Rehrl-Haus) directly on the Glockner Road it is possible to climb on foot across the Edelweiss Ridge to the Edelweiss Peak It takes about 20 minutes to cross the approximately 150 meter difference in altitude. GROSSGLOCKNER.AT 5