Along the long and winding Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse Road there are many car bays to stop and cool your car engine and to enjoy the mind blowing scenery as it unfolds before your very eyes.
There are dainty alpine wildflowers and even the occassional beaver if you are quick enough to spot one.
Update 21/09/07 -
Many thanks to globetrott for indentifying my flower photo as Enzian.
Wildpark Ferleiten is a small zoo at the large parking, before you enter Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse from the northern side in Fusch an der Glocknerstrasse. There you are in a hight of 1145m above sea-level already and may see more than 200 animals of the area like bears, woolfs, ibex, marmots and many more.
There is a restaurant and hotel at this place as well
Wildpark Ferleiten is open daily
between may and october
the entrance-fee is 5,50 euros / children 3,- euros
a large playground for children is free of charge !
Heiligenblut is the first village you will get to, when driving over the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and going to the south, to Kaernten. After the crusades some drops of the holy blood of Jesus were taken to Heiligenblut according to the ledgends, so this is where the name comes from.
A long time before that alpine road was built a mountain-path existed for merchants and other travellers to get across that mountain-massiv. Heiligenblut used to be the last point to fill up provisions before they started, so this place is well known and important for a long time already.
Dont miss to take a look into the pilgrim-church of Heiligenblut and to take a walk through the village with many old houses.
VÖTTERS FAHRZEUGMUSEUM in Kaprun is a great museum of vintage cars and most of the exhibits that you can see there are the small cars of the ordinary people of the time after WW II
A-5710 Kaprun - Schloßstraße 474/621
is open daily except saturday !!!
from 11.00 a.m. till 06.00p.m.
the entrance-fee is 6 euros
Take a look back to Zell am See, when you are on Edelweiss-Spitze ! On a clear day you may see the scenic Zellersee, beautifully surrounded by high mountains.