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2 Days Despacito around Großglockner

Hosted by a member of the Munich Nature & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 08 Sep 08:00 - Sun 09 Sep 21:00

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Event will take place this weekend.

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Organise your own car pooling; Strictly no public transportation.
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+++ Event Descriptions +++

The weekend will take us ca. Protected content south east from Munich to the Großglockner; The highest mountain in Austria.

We will drive along the tourist/ scenic route of Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, where there are stops along the way to take in the view of the national park.
However, to avoid the crowd, we shall do this on the second day on the way back.

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We would do a relatively easy hiking route each day.
I have picked 2 trails which are recommended by UNESCO World Heritage

++ DAY 1: Gletscherweg Pasterze/ Pasterze Glacier Trail ++

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Bring your own snack/ late lunch as the only gastronomic possibility will be at the end of the hike at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors’ Center.

Hike along lakes and glaciers which will end at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors’ Center
Distance: 5 km
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Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

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On the way back, we will take a shorter route to the Glocknerhaus which will take about 45 minutes.

++ DAY 2: Gamsgrubenweg ++

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Bring your own snack/ late lunch as the only gastronomic possibility will be at the end of the hike back at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors’ Center.

We will start the hike where we ended the day before.
The panorama path will take us though multiple tunnels to the heart of the national park.

The route ends at Wasserfallwinkel, where we would stop to have snack/ late lunch.

From there, we will take the same path back to the starting point.

One way,
Distance: 2.5 km
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Duration: 2 hours

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+++ Hotel +++

Book your own lodging (hotel/ hostel) for the night from Saturday to Sunday in Heiligenblut Protected content .

Note that Heiligenblut Protected content covers a large area, do check on google map that your hotel is located in the village, not on the mountain.

+++ Costs +++

Road use of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
42,50 €/ car for the 2 days
Ask for “Rundfahrkarte”/ round trip ticket

Car fuel, hotel, daily expenses, etc.

+++ Must bring +++

Passport/ ID depending on your nationality

Water and food for lunch on both days;
As explained above, no gastronomic possibility until the end of the hike

Sunglasses is good to have, due to the glare from the glaciers

+++ For the drivers +++

Message me your mobile number.

There SHOULD be no need for Austrian toll sticker (Vignette) if you follow the route below;
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I shall not be using a vignette. However, I advise other drivers to do their research instead of taking my word for it.

You will need to pay the road use of Großglockner Hochalpenstraße.
Ask for “Rundfahrkarte”/ round trip ticket that costs 42.50 € for the 2 days.

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Organiser is not liable for the weather, your wellbeing and happiness, etc. during the trip.