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The Gro?glockner Alpine Road is a serpentine road with 36 turns. This is an excellent hiking trail that gives tourists the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It passes through different climatic zones. The road connects the territories of Carinthia and Salzburg.
The road was named after the Gro?glockner mountain (the highest mountain in Austria). The length of the road is approximately 48 kilometers.
In 1924, a group of experts presented a plan for the construction of a mountain road. The country's government was skeptical about the project due to the economic crisis in the country. But in 1929, the financial markets in the United States began to fall, and the government returned to consider the project. At that time, it was necessary to employ several thousand people. It was decided to recover the cost of building the road by introducing a toll.
The road was built from 1930 to 1935. The width of the road was 6 meters and was designed for 120 thousand visitors a year. Subsequently, the alpine road was modernized: its width and the number of parking lots were increased.
The track is open from October to May, as in the winter season the depth of the snowfall reaches several meters.
This track is very popular with cyclists and motorcyclists. Also, many European automakers like to drive their new car models on steep mountain slopes. Information boards are located along the road,
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Topic: Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria.