Großglockner High Alpine Road

Queen of the mountain passes

That is exactly how the Großglockner High Alpine Road is described, after all it is the most beautiful and also the best known panoramic road in Europe. At over 48 km in length and with 36 breath-taking switchbacks, this dreamy road heads up to over 2500m altitude, taking visitors into the thick of things in the breath-taking realm of the Hohe Tauern. Panoramic views and landscape are not all that the Großglockner High Alpine Road has to offer though.

In July 2015, to mark its 80th birthday, the Großglockner High Alpine Road received landmark status. An honour worthy of one of the most breath-taking edifices in Austria. The panoramic road through the Hohe Tauern, which provides a unique link between the towns of Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße in the north and Heiligenblut in the south, is one of the main attractions in the Hohe Tauern.

Opening hours & prices


Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse

Großglockner High Alpine Road

  • beginning of May till May 31st, 2019 from 06:00 to 20:00
    01.06. – 31.08.2019 from 05:00 to 21:30
    01.09. till beginning of November 2019 from 06:00 to 19:30
    last entrance every 45 minutes before the nocturnal lock

daily prices:

€ 36,50 for cars
€ 26,50 for motorcycles

With the Kärnten Card & National Park Kärnten Card there is a reduction of € 4, – on the car day ticket and € 3, – on the motorcycle day ticket!


Visit the numerous exhibitions and museums as well as visitor centers and information points along the 48 km long scenic road.


Großglockner Hochalpenstraße – Direktion, Rainerstraße 2, 5020  Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 873673-0 // Kassastelle Heiligenblut: +43 4824 2212-11