Austria Passo Grossglockner – The Grossglockner is, at 3,798 metres above the Adriatic (12,461 ft), the highest mountain of Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. It is part of the larger Glockner Group of the Hohe Tauern range, situated along the main ridge of the Central Eastern Alps and the Alpine divide. The Pasterze, Austria’s most extended glacier, lies on the Grossglockner’s eastern slope.
The characteristically pyramid-shaped peak actually consists of two pinnacles, the Grossglockner and the Kleinglockner (3,770 m (12,370 ft), from German: klein, “small”), separated by a saddle-like formation known as the Glocknerscharte.
La Strada alpina del Grossglockner
This famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern, at the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3798 m) and its glacier, the Pasterze.
His 48 chi-tres and 36 turns and the vertical drop of 2,504 meters provide a driving and nature absolutely extraordinary! No through–an area of high mountains unique, surrounded by pastures in bloom, fragrant mountain forests, massive cliffs and eternal ice no to the foot of the Grossglockner, the fee–Emperor–Francis–Joseph) .