Welcome to the "Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Höhe" near the Grossglockner

A trip to the highest mountain in Austria the Grossglockner, at 3790 m above sea level, and to the “Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Höhe” is always a fantastic experience.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road links the provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia over the Hohen Tauern mountains from north to south. It takes you from Zell am See in Salzburger land through the Alps to Heiligenblut in Carinthia, and certainly lives up to its reputation as the dream road of the Alps.

The crowning endpoint of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Höhe, where visitors can marvel at the impressive views of the glaciers, mountain peaks, and Alpine flora and fauna.

As well as the various hiking paths that start right from the visitor car parks, there are exhibitions to browse, the Swarovski lookout post, a lift taking you to the Pasterze glacier, shops, and 3 restaurants: the Kaiser Franz Josef Haus, the Panorama restaurant, and the Hoher Sattel.

Along the road there are 11 stop off points to have a break, each providing visitors with an overview and insight into the high mountain environment of the Alps.

A visit to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and the “Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe” is a must on any trip to Austria.

Grossglockner Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe

Freiwandeck - view of Grossglockner