A curvy road to Hochtannberg in the Austrian Alps
Hochtannberg is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.676m (5,499ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Vorarlberg.
The road to the summit is paved. It’s called Bregenzerwaldstraße (or Federal Highway B 200) and links the Lech River valley and the valley of the Bregenzer Ache. At the summit there are two parking lots, a cable car elevator station and some buildings. The pass summit sign is located exactly between the two parking lots.
The road is pretty steep, hitting an 11.7% through some of the ramps. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Schafferns, the ascent is 14 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 885 meters. The average percentage is 6.3 %. And starting from Steeg, the ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 552 meters. The average percentage is 3.7 %.