Heiligenblut is an Austrian village in the province of Carinthia. It is situated in the Hohe Tauern mountain ridge on an altitude of 1288 mtrs. Heiligenblut is also well known for its Gothic church of Saint Vinzenz. Not far from Heiligenblut is a railway tunnel to the Fleißalm. This tunnel is filled with water in the summer, but used as a railway tunnel in the winter to carry winter sport people to the Fleißalm sports region.
The village is well known because it is the southern starting point of the Gross Glockner High Alpine road over a length of 48 kilometers to the village of Bruck on the north-side. The road itself gives a magnificient scenery on mountain tops, waterfalls and clear water lakes. You also will find some glaciers on your trip over the Gross Glockner High Alpine road. The Gross Glockner mountain range is part of the Hohe Tauern national park. The road got shaped in the 1930's by an Austrian engineer called Franz Wallack.
The road begins its journey in the village of Bruck in the Fuschertal valley in Salzburgerland through the Austrian Alps where it ascents for 1,500 meters. It is impossible to drive fast due to the many winding turns. But do not worry that is not what you want because of the lovely scenery passing by.
You will see snow white peaks when entering Hochmals viewpoint with the 3564 mtrs. high Grosses Wiesbach horn.
The road will go further up to the Edelweißspitze lookout point at an altitude of 2571 mtrs. where you have a view over the magnificient mountains. Not far from there is Fuscher lake a small multi coloured lake reflecting the mountains nearby.
Then the road swings from Schöneck to the Kaiser-Franz-Josephs-Höhe with a view on the 3798m Grossglockner, Austrias highest mountain and the Pasterze Glacier the longest in the Eastern Alps.
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