A classic road trip to Radstädter Tauern Pass
Radstädter Tauern Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.740m (5,708ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian state of Salzburg.
Is the Radstädter Tauern Pass paved?
Set high in the Radstädter Tauern range, in the Austrian Central Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Katschberg Straße (B 99) road. It is wide and with good surface. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.
How long is the road to Radstädter Tauern Pass?
The pass is 38.5 km (23.92 miles) long, running south-north from Mauterndorf (in the Tamsweg District) to Radstadt (in the district of St. Johann im Pongau). The road to the summit is pretty steep, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
When was the road to Radstädter Tauern Pass built?
The first road over the summit was built 2000 years ago by the Roman Emperor Claudius. Part of the 1965 Beatles film Help was filmed here. At the pass is the winter sports resort of Obertauern with many hotels.