Every kilometre, and each of the 36 hairpin bends on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, is a pleasure! The clear goal of all visitors is to reach the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. From here, there is a view of Austria's highest mountain, which at 3,798 metres towers over the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps – the nine-kilometre-long Pasterze. The snow-covered Johannisberg rounds off the mountain panorama. The hiking trail into the Gamsgrube, right in the middle of the special protection area of the Hohe Tauern National Park, offers unique views. Look out for rare alpine animals such as the majestic ibex. At the peak, which is named after the Habsburg emperor Franz Joseph, a visitor centre with exhibitions and numerous attractions awaits!