The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of the highest alpine roads in Europe. Built in only 5 years by 12.000 workers in the 1930’s, without lots of machinery, it has not only been an important transit road (connecting Carinthia and Salzburg), but has evolved into a real tourist attraction. More than 1 million people drive across the Hohe Tauern national park each year – only Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna has more visitors, which makes the Grossglockner High Alpine Road Austria’s second most famous tourist attraction. No wonder: 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends and an altitude ascent to 2.504 metres at the highest point make this experience a real road-trippers’s delight. [7 photos total]

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