Driving the scenic Gerlos Alpine Road in Austria

Located in the state of Salzburg in Austria, the Gerlos Alpine Road is a very exciting journey. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.

Gerlos Alpine Road

How long is Gerlos Alpine Road?

The toll road is fully paved. It’s 12-kilometre (7,5 miles) long with eight hairpin turns, running from Krimml to Königsleiten. It was built between 1960 and 1962 by the plans of Franz Wallack. The road, locally known as Gerlos Strasse, is steep, hitting a 9% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

Is Gerlos Alpine Road in Austria open?

Set high in the High Tauern National Park, the road tops out at 1.628m (5,341ft) above the sea level. It’s open all year round. The road is a great way to explore the alpine landscape leading to the 380-meter high Krimml Waterfalls.