Zillertal High Alpine Road is one of the best mountain roads of Austria
Zillertaler Höhenstraße is a very scenic mountain road located in Austria’s western state of Tyrol. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.
How long is the Zillertaler Höhenstraße?
This toll road is totally paved. It’s 50 km (31 miles) long, running to Arbisjochkopf, at 2.133m (6,998ft) above the sea level. It can be reached via five different access roads located in Ried, Kaltenbach, Aschau, Zellberg and Hippach (the further most village from the entrance to the Ziller Valley).
Is the Zillertaler Höhenstraße open?
Set high in the Zillertal Alps it is said to be one of the most beautiful mountain roads of the country, offering stunning views of the Zillertal Alps. It's an unforgettable experience, opening from mid-May until end of October (dependent on the snow situation).
When was the Zillertaler Höhenstraße built?
The road was originally built in 1963 as a service road to facilitate the cultivation of Alpine pastures for local farmers. Later, because of the panoramic splendour, it was opened to the public.
Is the Zillertaler Höhenstraße challenging?
The Zillertaler Höhenstraße is pretty challenging, with hairpin turns, and narrow parts. It hits a 20% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It can be used by buses up to a length of 10.5 m. It has a total altitude difference of 1.400m. You can't drive fast since there are many blind corners and narrow parts, but it's a lot of fun to drive and has beautiful views.