Day 4 - Grossglockner Panorama and Heiligenblut
After breakfast this morning, we travel north into nearby
Salzkammergut by coach and begin our journey to Hohe Tauern
National Park for a true highlight of our tour, the Grossglockner
High Alpine Road.
First opened in 1935, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road has
progressed from a convenient mountain pass and impressive feat of
engineering to one of Austria's premier tourist destinations - and
it is easy to see why. Plunging ravines, glacial lakes,- vibrant
meadows and rugged peaks are in abundance as we traverse the
snaking road, which is crowned by Austria's highest mountain and
glacier of the same name, the Grossglockner. Our excursion is
dotted with scenic viewing points, all of which allow unrestricted
photo opportunities. At the end of the road is the enchanting
village of Heiligenblut. Although its most distinctive feature is
the Gothic St Vinzenz pilgrimage church, it is actually the
historical site of the only gold-digging settlement in the Alps.
Enjoy time to explore the village on your own before we return to
our hotel. Overnight St. Johann.