The Kaunertal nature park and glacier region is a lot of things, just not ordinary!
Experience the constantly changing spectacle of natural wonders large and small. Created solely by the power of the million-year-old glacier.
Whether it's the glacier road or the glacier park, you will be amazed by the uniqueness of these special places in Tyrol's Kaunertal. We guarantee it!
The panoramic Kaunertal Glacier Road has been called one of the "most beautiful roads in the Alps"
26 km, 29 hairpin bends, 1,500 m change in elevation: these figures just give a glimpse of what you'll experience on Tyrol's highway to the permanent ice. From the valley village of Feichten, there are 29 turns to take you to the edge of the glacier at Weißseeferner. Numerous viewpoints and historic buildings provide opportunities to stop along the way. Relax on the sun terrace of the glacier restaurant or walk into a real glacial crevasse? One of the most beautiful high mountain roads in the Alps makes it possible!
By the way, motorcyclists in particular love riding the Kaunertal Glacier Road! It's just one of the many beautiful motorcycle tours in Tyrol's Kaunertal. At 2,750 meters there is also the highest postbus stop in Austria. Did you know?
A popular destination in the Kaunertal past and present
On the Kaunertal Glacier Road, you can walk in the footsteps of bygone days. Already in the Middle Ages, this was a pilgrimage route led from the Tyrolean pilgrimage town of Kaltenbrunn to Melagg in South Tyrol. Today's road largely follows this same route. To this day, an ancient route directly from the scenic road to the Weißseejoch (2,960 meters) continues to be used as a hiking trail.
Whether by bus, motorcycle, car, or bike, some 150,000 visitors come to Tyrol's Kaunertal every summer. Many come to experience one of Austria's most beautiful high alpine roads. The regions, of course, also offers many other unforgettable experiences in summer and winter. Come, see for your yourself!
Important information about the Kaunertal Glacier Road at a glance
Can hardly wait for your panorama trip on the Kaunertal Glacier Road? Take a look at the tolls and hours so you're well-prepared for the experience: Nature lovers can enjoy the unique mountain scenery in June, July, and August from 7:00 to 19:00. In the remaining months, the Kaunertal Glacier Road is open from 7:00 to 17:00
The tolls are shown in the following table:
|Kaunertal Glacier Road Tolls||Day Pass||14-Day Ticket|
Day Toll Pass
each additional person
|Bus/taxi per person||€7.00||-|
|Motorcycle (max. 2 persons||€14.00||€21.00|
|Toll per person*||€7.00||€14.00|
Notes for the use of the Glacier Road:
- Discount for buses: Bus drivers & tour guides travel for free
- Toll is for the return journey
- The toll is already included in ski passes
- Rental & borrowed cars can only redeem the day toll pass
- Toll & lift tickets are not transferable
- *In a mixed car (skiers and pedestrians), pedestrians pay toll per person
A Glacier Park and home to the ibex
The Imst-Pitztal-Kaunertal Glacier Park is all about the ibex, a wild mountain goat, and with good reason! After all, Capra ibex is native to this region of Tyrol. Get to know the uniqueness of its natural habitat! The Glacier Park Card offers you the ideal opportunity.
Great entertainment for the little ones: Kauni the Ibex guides young visitors along the Glacier Road and invites them to join a game of detective with many exciting puzzles. It starts directly at the tollbooth. The little ones are rewarded with a small surprise at the end. Find out what's going on in the Kaunertal for families and children!
Great entertainment for the little ones
Kauni the Ibex guides young visitors along the Glacier Road and invites them to join a game of detective with many exciting puzzles. It starts directly at the tollbooth. The little ones are rewarded with a small surprise at the end. Find out what's going on in the Kaunertal for families and children!
The Glacier Park Card as your ticket to natural Tyrol
A weekend or ten days? With the Glacier Park Card, you have the flexibility to experience nature as you like in the Kaunertal, the Pitztal, and the Imst. Buy a card for 3, 4, or 10 days and go exploring for up to five, seven, or fourteen days. Ride all ten mountain lifts and the famous Kaunertal Glacier Road. Free entries to selected cultural partners as well as other attractive offers and benefits await.
The Glacier Park Card is valid from 1 May to 26 October 2019. The opening hours of the mountain lifts may differ. Small explorers travel at a discount, while the littlest ones join in for free.
|Glacier Park Card Prices||3 out of 5 days||4 out of 7 days||10 out of 14 days|
Natural highlights in the Glacier Park as far as the eye can see
In addition to the Kaunertal Glacier Road and the glacier itself, you'll be amazed by the following highlights on offer with the Glacier Park Card:
- Fendels (mountain carting at night on Thursdays)
- The "3,000 m VERTICAL" exhibition at the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum
- Pitztal Glacier including Wildspitzbahn
- Europe's highest raft ride on the Rifflsee
- Hochzeiger mountain lifts including Zirben Park
- Imst mountain lifts
- Natural swimming pond in Pitz Park