Last weekend we experienced the most beautiful autumn scenery in the Austrian alps as we went up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road…
pics by Peter Grüllenberger & me ♥
WEARING – coat: h&m // knit: h&m // pants: bershka // bag: poléne paris // sneakers: adidas superstars
As we‘re on our way to Florence today, I thought about sharing some impressions from our day trip to the Hohe Tauern national Park.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Last weekend we experienced the most beautiful autumn scenery in the Austrian alps as we went up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. It’s Austria’s highest mountain pass road connecting Salzburg with Carinthia at 2,504 m. The road is named after the country’s highest summit, the Grossglockner, where a total of 48 km and 36 turns lead you to. Gazing upon the 3798m high mountain and the 8 km glacial lobe Pasterze is definitely the highlight of driving on the High Alpine Road. Along the road you can watch wild animals in their natural habitat and if you’re looking maybe you’ll even see marmots.
Moreover the road itself is located in a beautiful mountain scenery between green mountain pastures, waterfalls, sharp rocks, flower meadows, snow and ice. Inaugurated in summer of 1935, the modern High Alpine Road mainly follows paths that have been used by Celts, Romans, sumpters and gold diggers for more than 3,500 years. Pretty impressive, right?
So if you‘re ever looking for an easy accessible way up the highest mountains in Austria or just a lovely destination for a day trip, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the place!
Have a wonderful day,