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Most beautiful scenery!

We drove the Hochalpen street twice, the first time in the afternoon from Tirol towards Lienz. On... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marathon235
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Irvington, New York
To the TOP of Austria

Beautiful 2 days hike to the top. Day 1: Lucknerhause to Studlhutte (2800m). Day 2: going to the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
RolandNavratil
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Trnava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the Hochalpen street twice, the first time in the afternoon from Tirol towards Lienz. On the way are a few amazing museums to visit (free). They show the history, geology and fauna of the mountain. Each museum is very detailed and can't be rushed. As the climb higher unfolds, there are restaurants on the way also. The second trip was the next day to the Franz Josephs Hoehe. It is a viewing point for the Grossglockner, and a side street from the main route. There are also several museums to visit (history, flora, and a car museum). There are several walkways that start from the main building. We hiked the tunnel walk that leads to the outside higher up, and shows a most spectacular view of the top of the mountain, its glacier and whole mountain range. Watch for the animals (birds, marmots and crickets) along the way. As this mountain can have sudden temperature changes, a well researched weather report is necessary to enjoy the trip and to be safe. Warm clothing in layers is recommended. Great food and drinks are everywhere available on the route, so no worries to bring own food.

Thank marathon235
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Driving through the High Alpine Road, the highest route in Europe in a sunny day and visit the "Visitor Center Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe" at 2,359m high to see the panorama view of the highest mountain area of and the Grossglockner which is the highest mountain in Austria. It is a very nice experience through the route with very beautiful scenery.

Thank kjaiaya
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 2 days hike to the top. Day 1: Lucknerhause to Studlhutte (2800m). Day 2: going to the top (3798m) via Erzherzog Johann Hütte. Took around 4hours, in beautiful weather, round trip 8 hours from Studlhutte. Of course with the guide.

Thank RolandNavratil
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went with my wife for a trip around the mountains... such an amzing place to be! We visited many places around the world but the views over there were simply breathtaking... we would strongly recommend to take a trip over there!

Thank Chris_Joanna
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Allow a full day to explore this lovely mountain, there are great panoramic views all along the road, available parking slots where one can stop to take photos or just to have a walk or a snack. Weather can change quickly here so take layers to be on the safe side. We were also lucky to meet the cute Marmots which the children adored! After which we kept driving down to Heilingenblut village, a really lovely place surrounded by mountains. A must do if you are in that area.

Thank Marthese S
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Have been to Grossglockner several times, sad to see the ice flow disappearing but stunning scenery all the way no matter which way you approach from.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

I've visited the main viewing area 3 or 4 times over the last 30 years. The number of marmots never seems to decrease unlike the glacier which has now all but vanished (like my ambition to climb the thing). On my first visit the glacier finished below the parking area and we went down to walk on it (well I was younger then!). Still it's a wonderful spot and an exciting (and beautiful) road to it.

Thank John B
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Climbing highest peak of Austria (3798m) is amasing experience. You are rewarded by breathtaking view to Pasterze glacier with many wateralls beneath Grossglockner, great scenery of Hohe Tauern national park, and surrounding mountains.
Depending on time of the year, it can be very demanding climb, and even in the middle of summer, don't be surprised if you enjoy snow blisters :-)
If you are not very familiar with glacier climbing, winter equipment and roping, you can hire experienced local mountain guide.
Food and accomodation is offered in nearby mountain huts (Lucknerhütte 2241m, Stüdlhütte 2801m, Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte 3450m) where you can buy food, tea, beer ... Plase note that in highest mountain hut in Austria Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte you need to pay for tap water !
Nice area to visit and enoy

Thank Planinar_Prisha
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a fantastic experience with breathtaking mountain views. We were lucky that is was a nice sunny day and not too many clouds, so that the mountains and the Grossglockner were in full view. So do check the weather forecast. The cost for a car is Euro 36, which seems a lot, but is well worth it if you make into a full day trip. You also get a good map of the road. There are many sharp U-bends, but just take your time and ignore the traffic behind you. Just be aware if you have passengers that tend to get travel sick, as this may not be the best road for them. Along the road there are many places where you can stop and recommend to stop as many times as you want to take into the ever changing mountain scenery. The road ends at the point where you can see the Grossglockner and from there you return to your entry point. Along the route there are several places providing dining and toilet facilities. We were visiting in June, but it was already busy enough, so recommend an early start. After 8 hours we were travel weary and in retrospect should have stayed to see the sunset, but maybe next time. We had a unforgettable day out with lasting memories.

Thank Benno Z
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, worth-a-while climb with spectacular views (if you get lucky with weather). Definitely must do if you are in good shape and like climbing and glacier walking.

Thank Iwona W
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