A classic road trip to Radstadter 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.

Radstädter Tauern Pass

Is the Radstädter Tauern Pass paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Katschberg Straße (B 99). It is wide and with good surface. The pass is named after the town of Radstadt im Ennstal.

Is Radstädter Tauern Pass open?

Set high in the Radstädter Tauern range, in the Austrian Central Alps, access to the pass is typically open all year round, but winter weather may cause restrictions and closures 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 has steep part, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

When was the road to Radstädter Tauern Pass built?

The pass was already in use in pre-Roman times, when the Taurisci built a road over the Radstädter Tauern, which was probably already passable in Noric times. The Roman Emperor Claudius completed the first road through the pass 2000 years ago.

Where was Beatles Help filmed?

Part of the 1965 Beatles film Help was filmed here. At the pass is the winter sports resort of Obertauern with many hotels.