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Zillertaler Höhenstraße is a high mountain road located in the Zillertal Alps, in Austria. This toll road is 48km long, and climbs up from 550 to 2,020 metres above sea level.

This beautiful alpine road was built in 1963. It offers fantastic panoramic views of the Zillertal Alps. It has a total altitude difference of 1,470 m.  Opening times: mid-May until end of October 2014 (dependent on the snow situation)


There are 2 routes to reach the Zillertaler, at 2.020m above the sea level. Starting from Aschau, the ascent is 15.75 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1434 heightmeters. The average percentage is 9.1 %. And starting from Hippach Melcherbode, the ascent is 13.11 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1400 heightmeters. The average percentage is 10.6 %. 


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