2000-07    -    2006-07    -    2017-07

In the afternoon, we dorve up the Gletscherstrasse to Grossglockner. All the photos above were taken within half an hour on this cloudy and windy day.



The spiky mountain is Grossglockner which is the highest peak of Austria. The summit is about 1300m above the viewpoint.  The big glacier is known as "Pasterze", and the Austrians say it is the biggest glacier in the Alps, but it is challenged by the Italians.  They say it is the Giachio di Forno in the southern Ortler group is the one.


We were luckier with the weather this round.

We drove up from Heiligenblut

... saw a clear proof why they are called 'sheep'

enjoyed the vista with its animals...

the young shepherds and their flock ....

 the flowers... 




... and bees 


Hiking in Grossglockner and the Glacier Pasterze


... and Rasthaus Schöneck at 1,950 m

... and Franz-Josefs-Höhe

... and Hochtor Tunnel

At 2505m. it is the highest point of the road.  The center of the tunnel is the boundary between Carinthia and Salzburg. 

We also went for a hike above the tunnel.  Stephan continued all the way to the top of the peak.

2017 July

This summer was special.  After Mallorca, we traveled in Austria & Germany with Anne-Marie & Jean-Pierre. We visited Königssee, Bechtesgaden, Krimml, Salzburg, Grossglockner and Werfenweng - where JP fulfilled his dream of flying.


And the best part of this excursion was seeing how Austria gives credit to the US and acknowledges Yellowstone as the first National Park in the world!  Thank you Teddy! God Bless America!