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Eastern Alps Travel Guide

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Plan Your Eastern Alps Vacation

The whole Eastern Alps region is dramatic countryside, with breathtaking scenery and great winter sports equal to those in Switzerland. Here majestic peaks, many well over 9,750 feet, soar above slow-moving glaciers that give way to sweeping Alpine meadows ablaze with wildflowers in spring and summer. The land is full of ice caves and salt mines, deep gorges, and hot springs; it is countryside

to drive and hike and ski through, where people live simply, close to the land.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Drive the Grossglockner Highway As long as weather conditions permit this crossing, this panoramic road is Austria's most famous mountain pass and an absolute must.

When To Go

When to Go to the Eastern Alps

Snowy conditions can make driving a white-knuckle experience, but winter also brings extensive, superb skiing throughout the region—often at a fract...

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