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Austria's Eastern Alps straddle four provinces: Carinthia, East Tyrol, Salzburg, and Styria. Imposing mountain ranges ripple through the region, isolating Alpine villages whose picture-postcard perfection has remained unspoiled through the centuries. The mountainous terrain makes some backtracking necessary if you're interested in visiting the entire area, but driving through the spectacular scenery is part of the appeal of touring the region.

Across the Grossglockner Pass. There is a thrill every hundred yards along this scenic route, but your first will be sighting Heiligenblut, one of Austria's most captivating towns, at the foot of the Grossglockner.

Mountain Spas and Alpine Rambles. Mountain magic and healing waters abound in this traditional and historic area.

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