Friday, 28 October 2016

The Most Beautiful Roads in Europe

For driving lovers, The Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria is perhaps the most eye-catching road in Europe, running across the mountains from Bruck in the state of Salzburg to Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl. The talented nature photographer “Mikołaj Gospodarek” has been travelling to the road every year since 2008 to take pictures of it in the diverse seasons. The photographer has built up an unbelievable series of pictures showing numerous points along the route, which is peppered with mountain peaks, stunning glacier lakes and remote roadside huts. 

These roads are big tourist attraction thanks to its lovely vistas and thousands of visitors pay the toll to drive along it from May to October. The Austrian road with highest mountain was first mooted by a team of Austrian engineers in 1924 when they were ridiculed for their ambitions plans. Almost 11 years later the Grossglockner High Alpine Road was officially opened in August 1935. This road provides a one-of-a-kind journey for those who choose to travel on it. The road is like an ornament of ribbons situated between green mountain pastures, colorful flower meadows, rocky rubble, ice and snow. Because it nestles up against hills, follows the course of the natural ground and fits the mountains like a glove. Whooshing waterfalls, the shrill whistling of marmots and the howling wind in the summit regions make a memorable high alpine soundscape.

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