Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse (Glocknerstrasse), high alpine road in the immediate vicinity of the Grossglockner mountain, built 1930-1935 according to plans by F. Wallack; divided into 3 sections: 1) road through the Grossglockner National Park (Nationalparkstrasse) from Bruck in the Salzach Valley (province of Salzburg) through the Fusch Valley (Fusch, Ferleiten), over the Fuscher Toerl (alt. 2,404 m) and the Hochtor (alt. 2,504 m, with 311-m tunnel) passes to the Guttal valley and Heiligenblut in the Moelltal valley, Carinthia (47.8 km long), and the branch roads: 2) from the Fuscher Toerl pass to the Edelweissspitze peak (alt. 2,572 m; 1.6 km long) and 3) glacier road from the Guttal valley to the Franz-Josefs-Hoehe (alt. 2,362 m, 8 km long). The Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse is a toll-road and is generally accessible from May to November. Average gradient 9 %, maximum gradient 12 %. Over 1.2 million visitors per year. Hochmais natural-science information centre (Edelweissspitze peak, "Roman Arch"), Alpine nature observation point, W.-Haslacher House.
Literature#G. Rigele, Die Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse, 1998.