Grossglockner


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Grossglockner

(grōs`glôknər), peak, 12,460 ft (3,797 m) high, in Tyrol, S Austria, the highest point in the Hohe Tauern range and in Austria. It is traversed by the Grossglocknerstrasse (built 1930–35), a magnificent Alpine highway rising up to 7,770 ft (2,368 m). On the mountain is the great Pasterze glacier, which grew to its greatest extent in the mid-1800s. It is now 7.6 sq mi (19.8 sq km) in area and 5 mi (8 km) long.

Grossglockner

 

the highest peak in Austria, part of the Hohe Tauern range. Altitude, 3,797 m. The peak is composed of crystalline rock and has the shape of a sharpened pyramid. On the eastern slope are glaciers up to 9 km long.

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Margaret, of Crathie Close, Wyken, said: "This was taken in Austria last Thursday up at the Grossglockner Glacier, about 2,800 metres above sea level.
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No trip to this part of Austria would be complete without seeing the Grossglockner, at 12,465ft the country's highest mountain, which is snow-capped year-round.
During the same period the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, designed by Franz Wallack, not only improved the transport network but made possible alpine tourism.
At its highest point the road, named as one of the most stunning driving experiences in the world, is 8,215ft above sea level and runs across the base of the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain.
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A restaurant at the top of the glacier offers spectacular views of the Grossglockner, Austria's highest peak, and there are also a number of shops and ski lifts taking visitors further up the mountain.
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