Driving the paved road to Wurzen Pass in the Limestone Alps

Wurzenpass-Korensko Sedlo is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 1.073m (3,520ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Austria and Slovenia.


Is the road to Wurzen Pass paved?

Set high in the Karawanks mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps, the road to the summit is fully paved. It’s called B109 Wurzenpass Straße (in Austria) and Slovenian highway No. 201 (in Slovenia). The road is very curvy and steep, with a maximum grade of 18 percent.

How long is Wurzen Pass?

The pass was already in use in the 15th century. It can be very busy, especially in the summer months, as it is one of the most popular border crossings. The pass is 11.2 km long, and links Radendorf (in the Austrian state of Carinthia) and Kranjska Gora (on the Sava Dolinka River in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia). The first road through the pass was built in 1734.