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12 Scenic Alpine Roads in Austria

Austria has some of the most exciting mountain roads and exhilarating driving experiences of the world. With incredible views, narrow tunnels, countless hairpins, steep inclines and twisty turns, the country offers some fantastic scenic drives.

These 12 roads have all the elements to feed your wanderlust. The drives provide majestic views climbing beyond the normal. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. These Alpine roads offer visitors the chance to admire this region from a new perspective. These scenic winding drives offer some of the most amazing views winding their way up to over 2,000m altitude.

RoadStateLengthHighest elev.BuiltOpening timeTurnsHairpins Max. grad.Elevation gainToll
Großglockner-HochalpenstraßeSalzburg-Carinthia48km2.504m1935May-October36 12%1.354m Yes
Villach Alpine RoadCarinthia16km1.732m 1965 Year round116 10% 1.200mYes 
Gerlos Alpine RoadSalzburg 12km 1.628m 1962 Year round 9%  Yes 
Nockalm RoadCarinthia 34km 2.042m 1979 May-October 52    Yes 
Goldeck Panorama RoadCarinthia  14km 1.895m  May-October   10 10%  Yes 
Silvretta HochalpenstraßeTyrol-Vorarlberg 22km  2.032m 1961June-October  34 12%  Yes 
Kaunertal Glacier RoadTyrol 26km 2.750m 1980 Year round 29 12% 1.500m Yes
Timmelsjoch High Alpine RoadTyrol 12km 2.509m 1959  June-October 60 3013%  Yes
Schlegeis AlpenstraßeTyrol 13km 1.806m 1907May-October  12% 806m Yes 
Kals Glockner RoadTyrol 7km 1.920m Year round    Yes 
Pustertal High Alpine RoadTyrol 32km 1.441m1923 Year round  17% 700 No 
Zillertaler HöhenstraßeTyrol 48km 2.020m 1963 May-October    1.400m Yes 

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