Zillertaler Höhenstraße

Zillertaler Höhenstraße is one of the best mountain roads in Austria

Zillertaler Höhenstraße is the name of 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?

Set high in the Zillertal Alps, this toll road is totally paved. It’s 50 km (31 miles) long, running from 550m 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.

Is the Zillertaler Höhenstraße open?

It is said to be one of the most beautiful mountain roads of the country, offering stunning views of the Zillertal Alps. Opening times are from mid-May until end of October (dependent on the snow situation).

When was the Zillertaler Höhenstraße built?

Built in 1963, 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.

 

 

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