Rossfeld Panorama Strasse is an iconic road in the Bavarian Alps
The Roßfeldpanoramastraße is the name of a very scenic toll-Alpine road located in Bavaria, in the south-east of Germany. It has a part on Austrian territory.
How long is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse?
Set high in the Bavarian Alps on the Austrian border, the road (B 999) is totally paved. It’s 15,4 km (9.56 miles) long. This toll road has a part on Austrian territory. The road climbs from an altitude of 850 m in Oberau and 750 m in Obersalzberg to 1,570 m at the crest.
When was the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse built?
Built between 1937 and 1940, the road, also known as the Roßfeld Ringstraße (Roßfeld Road) is a beautiful mountain drive into the mountains. You have to pay a small charge to drive around the road. The road is steep and hits a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It’s considered Germany's highest continuous road.
Is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse open?
The road is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. The drive is very scenic, offering stunning views in every possible direction and exhilarating views of the Berchtesgaden Alpine landscape. There are plenty of parking spaces at the most beautiful viewpoints. It is best to leave early in the morning as it is also a very popular excursion route for many car and motorcyclists.