Heiligenblut Travel Guide
Postcard scene of Heiligenblut
From the centre of Heiligenblut you can go up by cable car to the ski slopes. You can ski in an altitude of up to 2.900 m. After about 15 minutes you reach the "Mittelstation" where you can already ski, or you can continue by a second cable car for another 15 min. The best...
Hunt the Marmot
Marmot's live across a large part of Europe and Asia from the Alps right across to Mongolia and the far east.They are rumoured to be elusive and difficult to find. So get your camera and go on a marmot hunt.
Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors’ Centre
When up on the Grossglockner, you've sated yourself on the marvellous roads, avoided the car drivers and their passengers, and the hikers, oh and the cyclists (respect to the pedal brigade!), then take some time to have a cool down and visit the visitor centre.See the web...
Ride the Grossglockner
This is high on the list of things every biker must do when touring abroad. Possibly only the Stelvio Pass in Italy is more highly rated.From the moment you sit at the foot of the Pass by the toll booths at the northern end of the Hochalpenstrasse the anticipation builds....
Swarovski-Warte is the name of the great observation-point high above Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe, you may see it on my picture, reaching out of the parking-house like a giant crystall ! The name of Swarowski does in this case not stand for the well-known cristall works of...
The austrian emperor Kaiser Franz-Josef was hiking in 1856, in the age of 26 years, from Heiligenblut in direction to the Grossglockner and he reached the area that is still called after him and is nowadays the central place for most of the tourist activities. From there you...
Dunno!: Sausage and beer!
Not really a restaurant but pretty much of a sausage and beer stand in the square outside the Hotel Post and owned by someone else!After a day on the Grossglockner it is an ideal place to wind down and chat about your experiences!
Bratwurst and beer!
Berggasthof "Edelweiß-Hütte": great food & view
Berggasthof "Edelweiß-Hütte" has perfect panorama-view from the terrace and and from the restaurant and so I dedided to take my coffe and cake there. Edelweiss-spitze is the highest place that you may drive to in Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse and it is also a great place to...
Stand away from the car! Leave it at home!!!
Please, please, please don't take your car to the Grossglockner, not in the height of summer anyway. You'll only get in the way of us bikers that are trying to enjoy ourselves on the hairpins and mountain roads! And if you go up the "bikers nest" then don't park in the...
Take Postbus 610 from Zell am See
Exploring Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse without your own car makes sense and is a lot cheaper as well, as you totally save the fee for the toll-road. There is 1-2 buses daily and all of them will have a stop of 30 minutes at Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hoehe, so you dont see that...
The Gletscherbahn is a funicular that takes you down from Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe to Pasterze-glacier. Of course you can just as well hike down to the glacier, but the path is quite steep and slippery,so the funicular makes sense for most tourists.
The TOLL-road to Grossglockner
Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a toll-road and at first sight it looks quite expensive, BUT with that fee you dont only get the toll for the road, but in fact also all of the parking-fees and entry-fees to all museums along the road to Heiligenblut.Some of the hotels in...
Motorradhimmel Großglockner - bikers heaven
Motorradhimmel Großglockner / Biker's heaven is a new project in the aea in order to improove the facilities along Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse for motor-bikers. So they will find lots of garages and changing rooms or shelter-rooms for bad weather conditions. At Kaiser...
watch the murmots & use them for your anckles
The best area to watch marmots is at Pasterze and Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hoehe, where they will mostly come rather close to your camera-lenses, when you throw them something to eat. On my 5th picture you may see the place, where they mostly will be : under the wall facing the...
Even when you dont intend to taste the great Kasierschmarrn in Restaurant Fuschertoerl, you still should take a look for the great decorations inside of the restaurant, they include many animals that you will hardy ever see in the free nature.
leave your fashion-shoes at home
When taking a walk on Gamsguber-weg or any of the parking-lots of Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse you wont need special shoes, BUT as soon as you decide to go for a hike bejond the asphalted paths, you certainly need good hiking equippment including real mountain-boots, a...
the weather may change quickly
The weather may change quickly from one minute to the other and it might be sunshine at the northern part of Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and storm and snow at the southern part, south of Fuschertoerl or vice versa. Above 2000 meters sealevel it may snow even in the best...
Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse Road
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...
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,...
Fly-fishing / Fliegenfischen
Fly-fishing / Fliegenfischen is possible opposite of the Wildpark Ferleiten in the scenic landscape with the Grossglockner in the background. This part of the landscape is still outside of the area, where you have to pay the toll for the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
Equipment: Bring your own equipment, in any case you have to apply for a fishing-card !!
Updated Jul 9, 2007
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