The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, also known as Glocknerstraße, is a scenic mountain pass road in the Austrian Alps. It is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria, connecting Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl at 2,428 m and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 ms. The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

The Glocknerstraße is a popular tourist destination, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and valleys. There are several viewpoints along the road, and there are also a number of hiking trails and mountain huts in the area.

Fuscher Törl is the first major pass on the road, and it is located at an elevation of 2,428 meters. There is a viewpoint here with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can enjoy the views and have a bite to eat at some picnic area here. There are also several hiking trails in the area, including a trail that leads to the summit of the Grossglockner.

Nest, Edelweißspitze is the highest point on the Glocknerstraße, and it is located at an elevation of 2,571 meters. The viewpoint at Edelweißspitze offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. On a clear day, you can see for miles in every direction. The Edelweissspitze mountain hut is located at the summit of the mountain, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Franz-Josefs-Höhe is the most popular viewpoint on the Glocknerstraße. It is named after Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who visited the site in 1856.  There is a restaurant at the viewpoint, where you can enjoy a meal while you take in the views. There is also a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs. Kammereck is another popular viewpoint. The viewpoint is located a short distance from Franz-Josefs-Höhe, and it is a great place to visit if you are looking for a less crowded alternative.

Wasserfallklamm gorge is a beautiful gorge located near the town of Heiligenblut, the end of the road. There is a hiking trail that leads through the gorge. Wasserfallklamm is about 1 kilometer long and up to 100 meters deep. The waterfalls in the gorge range in height from 20 to 70 meters. The gorge is home to a variety of plants and animals, including ivy, ferns, and several species of birds.

The best time to visit the Glocknerstraße road is during the summer months (June-September), when the weather is good and the road is open. However, the road can be open as early as May and as late as October, depending on the weather conditions. It is important to plan your trip accordingly. The road can get crowded, especially during the summer months. If you are planning to visit during this time, it is best to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.

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