Mt. Grossglockner

The Grossglockner is the highest mountain (3,798 metres above the sea level) in Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass.

From the village of Fusch, got into the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Gate of Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Gate of Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Out of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, heading to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

From the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, going to the Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

From the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, going to the Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

Arrived at the parking lot of Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

Arrived at the parking lot of Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

Walking plan of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

Walking plan of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

From the parking lot going up to the Main square of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

From the parking lot going up to the Main square of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

Main Square of Franz Josefs Höhe

Main Square of Franz Josefs Höhe

 Panorama Restaurant, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe; I had a lunch here.

Panorama Restaurant; I had a lunch here.

After lunch, I walked up to the Wilhelm-Swarovski-Beobachtungswarte (Observatory).

After lunch, I walked up to the Wilhelm-Swarovski-Beobachtungswarte (Observatory).

 A lot of wild flowers on the path.

A lot of wild flowers on the path.

Arrived at the Wilhelm Swarovski Observatory and looked at the surroundings.

Arrived at the Wilhelm Swarovski Observatory and looked at the surroundings.

View from the Swarovski Observatory

View from the Swarovski Observatory

I left the Swarovski Observatory and walked around the neighborhood.

Walking around Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

Walking around Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

The bronze statue is the Kaiser, Franz Joseph (Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary).

Found some wild creatures; crow with yellow beak and marmot.

Found some wild creatures; crow with yellow beak and marmot.

Pasterze Glacier

Pasterze Glacier

The Pasterze at approximately 8.4 kilometers in length, is the longest glacier in Austria. The length of the glacier currently decreases about 10 m each year. Its volume diminished by half since the first measurements in 1851.

It would be the time to leave the park of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

It would be the time to leave the park of Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

Auf Wiedersehen, Mt. Grossglockner, Pasterze Glacier und Kaiser.

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