Gletscherstrasse BA
Gletscherstrasse BA

Kaunertal Glacier Road

One of the most beautiful high mountain roads in the Alps takes you from the Kaunertal valley up to an altitude of almost 3,000 metres

In Feichten, in the middle of the Kaunertal Nature Park and Glacier Region, one of the absolute natural sights in Tyrol begins: the Kaunertal Glacier Road (Kaunertaler Gletscherstrasse), which leads up to 2,750 m a.s.l. to the edge of the Eternal Ice. Here stretches the Kaunertal Glacier, Tyrol's youngest glacier, where Austria's highest post bus stop is also located. The high mountain road is sometimes called the "most beautiful dead-end road in the Alps".

The 26 km long drive on the toll glacier road overcomes 29 bends and an impressive altitude difference of about 1,500 metres. It takes you past natural beauties such as Lake Gepatsch, a reservoir that feeds the Kaunertal Power Plant, the Weisssee (literally: White Lake), the Schwarzsee (Black Lake) and the Ferner Garten Waterfall. 29 stations along the panorama road tell of the beauty of this area in the Kaunertal valley and its natural and cultural landscape.

If you want, you can add another experience afterwards: The Karlesjoch Cable Car takes you from the edge of the glacier up to 3,100 m a.s.l., where a spectacular view on the border triangle of Italy, Switzerland and Tyrol awaits you. Here, from October onwards, skiers also romp about.

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Opening times

  • Mon 17 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 18 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 07:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (15/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 07:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 07:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 07:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 07:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 07:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 07:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 07:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 07:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 07:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 07:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 01/12/2024)

  • Mon 07:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 07:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 07:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 07:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 07:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 07:00 - 17:00

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 07:00 - 17:00

Admission

day ticket for the Glacier Road:
€ 28.00 car/minibus (max. 5 persons)
€ 23.00 electric car/minibus
€ 8.00 every further person

€ 18.00 motorcycle (max. 2 persons)
€ 18.00 electric motorcycle
€ 8.00 bus/taxi (per person)

free for bus drivers and tour guides

More information

Also 7-day tickets for the road available. The Kaunertal Glacier Road stays open every day all year round, the Glacier Restaurant Weisssee is open daily from 8 am to 4.30 pm.

In winter, the road is cleared and accessible only with proper winter equipment. In those months, the toll of the road is included in a valid ski pass, alternatively you may use the free ski bus.

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