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The highest mountains in Austria are 3000 meters high and are in the East Alps. The biggest is the Großglockner in the Hohen Tauern (mountain chain) with a height of 3798 m. A lot of people from all over Europe come to climb this big mountain others aren’t interested in standing on the top of a mountain. Therefore you can drive up the Großglockner- street and gain a marvellous view when looking through a field glass. Furthermore you can see the biggest glacier of Austria the “Pasterze” which has a length of about 12km.

 


 Großglockner 3798m

They started building the Großglockner-street in 1930 and it was finished in 1935. The street is 47.8 km long. It guaranties a lot of fun driving up and down the street which a motor bike through all the curves.

 

The Großglockner-street

Furthermore the mountains in Austria are a big factor for the Austrian tourism. A lot of tourists come to our big ski areas in Tyrol, Corinthia and Vorarlberg (Austrian provinces) to enjoy driving down the hills and to drink mulled wine in a cottage. Besides you can stay over night at a cottage in the mountains in a height of 2000m sleeping in a sleeping bag and watching the nice sunrise in the morning.

If you are a good skier you can make ski tours. There you go up the mountains which special skies and drive down in the deep snow.

A big ski area is St. Anton in Tyrol. There you can choose between 82 different ski-lifts and drive down about 270km fixed routes.

St. Anton

60% of the landscape in Austria is mountain chains. Thus when visiting Austria you have to see the huge mountains which the snow on it evev in the middle of the summer.

7.10.06 00:40
 


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