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Grossglockner

Austria
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Ranked #3 of 211 attractions in Tirol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering
Description: This nearly 13,000-foot mountain serves as a popular ski resort.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a wonder of nature! Although weather was bad we still enjoyed seeing this amazing view. The winding road was spectacular and I would like to come back to see this on a better day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

this is by far the best drive in Europe. The views are stunning, high alps mountains. They charge 34 euros for entry for a private car but it is much more worth it.

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Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited this place as part of a tour and it did not disappoint in any way. We had to go round 32 hairpin bends to get to the top but the day we went the weather was in the 30s and the views were amazing. At the top we spotted many marmots but no ibex on this occasion. An... More

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Veresegyhaz, Hungary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took a drive on the Grossglockner Hochalpen Strasse. It is a National Park, so you have to pay EUR 34 for a private car. Hairpin curves and stunning views, all the way to the glacier at the foot of Austria's highest peak. There are attractions all along the road which are included in the admission price, so you can... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took this route when driving from Zell am See to Lienz instead of a highway route. It was a great choice. You pay EUR 34 at the gate for a private gasoline car (EUR 24 for an electric car). The brochure you can buy at the gate costs EUR 5 but there are only a few page available in... More

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit... Stunning views, pure and fresh air, plenty of wildlife and a beautiful glacier!

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Wexford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Grossglockner is not to be missed , the trip up is in some parts awe inspiring as your bus climbs through 32 hairpin bends , halfway up there is a small restaurant / souvenir shop and the highlight of the visit there is the fact that the owner has a tame Marmot which he brings out for people to... More

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KemptonPark
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Although this site is well visited by tourists, its not over crowded. Bikers love to come to this site because of the scenic route through the mountains. Well worth the visit, as long as the weather plays with. Remember to pack some warm clothing, as the temperature drop is quite significant at the top. Keep in mind that the pass... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Don't miss this! Take your time and enjoy meandering through the alps. We stopped at 10 of the 12 noted stations on the trail and traveled north to south. I don't know if it was because it was mid June or a lazy Tuesday but it was like we had the place to ourselves. Plenty of snow still around, waterfalls,... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great views and an awesome drive. A few pullout places along the way for photos. Its always a solid performer! The price is a bit steep ... but then again, how many drives like this exist on this planet? Not many!

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