Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Wilhelm Swarovski
observation tower

  • On Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, directly opposite the Grossglockner, the Wilhelm Swarovski observation tower offers unique views of the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The impressive glass architecture of the observation tower coupled with the striking view of the Grossglockner massif and the Pasterze glacier let you capture special moments on a photograph. You can also get shots of marmots and ibex, which have their home near to the observation tower.


    9844 Winkl, Carinthia


    Opening times:
    From Mid-May to early October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm –
    in line with the opening times for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

    (toll Grossglockner High Alpine Road)

    Carinthia National Park Authority
    +43 (0) 4825 6161 801
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  • With the car

    From the municipality of Heiligenblut (Carinthia) or the municipality of Fusch (Salzburg) via the high Alpine road Großglockner Hochalpenstraße to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (toll road). 


    With public transport

    Please check the availability of buses and trains at your desired date on !

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