Driving the iconic Rossfeld Panoramic Road in the Bavarian Alps
The Roßfeldpanoramastraße (Rossfeld Panoramic Road) is a very scenic toll-Alpine drive located in the state of Bavaria, in Germany.
How long is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse?
Located on the south-eastern part of the country, within the Berchtesgaden countryside, the road (B 999) is totally paved. It’s 15,4 km (9.56 miles) long. This toll road has a part on Austrian territory.
Is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse steep?
The road climbs from an altitude of 850 m (in Oberau) and 750 m (in Obersalzberg) to 1,570 m at the crest. The road is steep and hits a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
When was the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse built?
Built between 1937 and 1940, the road, also known as the Roßfeld Ringstraße (Roßfeld Road) is a beautiful mountain drive into the mountains, with 14 bridges. You have to pay a small charge to drive around the road.
Is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse open?
Set high in the Bavarian Alps on the Austrian border, it’s considered Germany's highest continuous road. It is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.
Is the Rossfeld Panorama Strasse worth it?
The drive is very scenic, offering stunning views in every possible direction and exhilarating views of the Berchtesgaden Alpine landscape. There are plenty of parking spaces at the most beautiful viewpoints. It is best to leave early in the morning as it is also a very popular excursion route for many car and motorcyclists.