12 Scenic Alpine Roads in Austria

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.

Road State Length Highest elev. Built Opening time Turns Hairpins  Max. grad. Elevation gain Toll
Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße Salzburg-Carinthia 48km 2.504m 1935 May-October 36   12% 1.354m  Yes
Villach Alpine Road Carinthia 16km 1.732m  1965  Year round 116  10%  1.200m Yes 
Gerlos Alpine Road Salzburg  12km  1.628m  1962  Year round   9%    Yes 
Nockalm Road Carinthia  34km  2.042m  1979  May-October  52        Yes 
Goldeck Panorama Road Carinthia   14km  1.895m    May-October     10  10%    Yes 
Silvretta Hochalpenstraße Tyrol-Vorarlberg  22km   2.032m  1961 June-October    34  12%    Yes 
Kaunertal Glacier Road Tyrol  26km  2.750m  1980  Year round   29  12%  1.500m  Yes
Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road Tyrol  12km  2.509m  1959   June-October  60  30 13%    Yes
Schlegeis Alpenstraße Tyrol  13km  1.806m  1907 May-October    12%  806m  Yes 
Kals Glockner Road Tyrol  7km  1.920m   Year round         Yes 
Pustertal High Alpine Road Tyrol  32km  1.441m 1923  Year round     17%  700  No 
Zillertaler Höhenstraße Tyrol  48km  2.020m  1963  May-October        1.400m  Yes 

Pic: https://www.grossglockner.at