As many will know, the Grossglockner is Austria's highest mountain, 3,798 metres high. This imposing mountain is located on the border of the states of Carinthia and Tyrol, in the Hohe Tauern Mountains.
Through a beautiful mountain pass you can get very close to the top. That's at the Kaiser Franz Josefs höhe. There's a parking garage there. (Parking is free in the summer of 2020.)
To see the top of the Grossglockner you have to have a bit of luck and/or patience. When we were there he was (unfortunately) in the clouds. It is also a breathtaking view.
Very little is left of the glacier (at the bottom right of the picture).
Foot tunnelsNext to the stairs you can go to a walkway that leads through tunnels. That way you can get even closer to the top.
These are wet and therefore it can be slippery. It's also about ten degrees cooler than outside.
Do you see him?
SouvenirsYou will also find a large souvenir shop. What's in this picture at the bottom I thought was funny. To pick up your snoring partner. Not bought, you know.
We just stood there and bought some thing I used to have. You turn it around, and then you hear an animal sound. There's a cow on it, but it sounds more like a sheep. Mingy thing it is.