Grossglockner on motorcycle (Austria)

December 6, 2017 28395 204 1,009 Comments


We leave Halstat behind and head southwest to ride the most famous Austrian Alpine pass, Grossglockner. The crossing costs 25 € for motorcycles and 35 € for cars, for a distance of about 48 km.

Edelweissspitze is a shelter inside the pass, at 2,571 meters altitude and it’s definitely worth visiting. It has a café, a restaurant and rooms to stay if you want. And if the weather is good, the view from up here is magical. More information can be found here:

The peak of Grossglockner is at an altitude of 3.798 meters and it is the highest mountain in Austria. The road was built in 1935 and is considered one of the most remarkable passes in central Europe.

The perfect place to see the peak of Grossglockner, is the shelter Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe. It is situated at an altitude of 2,369 meters and many hiking trails to the top of the mountain and Pasterze glacier start from here. Mount Grossglockner got its name from the regent of Habsburgs, where, as a mountain lover, he began a hike from Heilingeblut in 1856 and climbed to the top of Grossglockner. In Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe you will find a restaurant that serves a fantastic Goulash soup, a thousand-square-meter exhibition center that hosts various exhibitions and events and many other interesting things. You can find more information here: