The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Edelweissspitze

Edelweissspitze is a high mountain road located in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It’s a sideroad of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.


This dead end road is 1.7km long and ends in the Edelweisshütte mountain inn, at an elevation of 2.571m (8,435ft) above the sea level. The drive is definitely worth it. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! At the summit there is a grand view of 37 3,000 m peaks and 19 glaciers.

The surface of the road is asphalt and concrete but pretty narrow. It’s not suitable for buses. The road is very steep. Starting from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the ascent is 1.7km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 175 meters and the average gradient is 10.29%.
Pic: Jan Molovcak