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Pustertaler Höhenstrasse

The Pustertal High Alpine Road is a very scenic journey in the heart of the Austrian state of Tyrol with fabulous views. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.

Located high above the Hochpustertal Valley, this winding road is 32 km long and links the villages of Leisach and Abfaltersbach crossing the Alpine landscape. This road has innumerable twists and turns. At the highest point, you will reach an elevation of 1.441m. The road is open all year round. No toll fee is charged.

This unforgettable driving experience featuring spectacular scenery was built in 1923 and winds its way through meadows, thick woods and a picture-postcard villages. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. It’s one of Tirol’s most scenic drives. It’s an incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. The route offers great views of lofty mountains and is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Dolomites. With a maximum slope of 17%, this curvy mountain road will provide an unforgettable driving experience through the Austrian countryside. The road climbs more than 700 vertical metres.
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