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|Offsite parking - no services (wild-camping)|
|Heiligenblut, Carinthia, Austria, 9844|
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|The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Globßglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. You will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres|
The high alpine road is closed from the end of October until the beginning of May
Free (€33 fee for toll road)
Toll reduces to 23€ after 17:00
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Crossed the toll road this time from the south.View all reviews by admin
Officially camping not allowed but spoke to a couple of people who had stayed the night and were planning on staying the next night as-well. We considered it but didn't stop and glad we didn't as a violent thunderstorm drew in as we left the main road. Certainly wouldn't have fancied being that high up in this storm (although you may have been above it!)
We hoped to stay here overnight; I think clarification is required on overnight parking as "no camping/overnight parking" is allowed on the National Park..didn't see anyone who looked like they had stayed so maybe things have changed since 2013?? Regardless, this is an amazing experience and can only echo what Ian said. Take your time, stop regulary for phots and to give the brakes and tyres a rest! lol. Amazing; do it! 4,500kg Auto Trail Scout 7.9m. I have rated the facilites based on shops, resturants and toilets available.View all reviews by teaboat1973
What a find! A new aire created at the top of the Glossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (high alpine road) at the far end of a car park at one of the souvenir shops.View all reviews by admin
On a clear day, the views are spectacular.
This aire can only be accessd by paying 33€ for the toll road but must be the best toll road in the World! An awesome road that is only 47km long but will take you most of the day to drive as you will probably stop every five minutes or every new hairpin to take in the views.
Unfortunately we did not stop overnight (big regret) as we thought the toll was daily and would have to pay again in the morning. We were wrong though and the toll is only paid on entry.
WARNING - this is a steep alpine pass with 20%+ gradients (and descents) in places, so make sure your van is up to the task, we went on a crash diet before leaving removing any weight we could. Also, this is very popular with motorcyclists who seem to have death wish and fly around every hairpin. Take it steady and use your engine braking and ignore anyone behind.