AustriaSalzburg (state)Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße


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Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße is a small holiday resort in the Hohe Tauern National Park, on the north side of the main ridge of the Alps. It is known primarily for the fact that the famous Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse scenic route starts here.

It is not known when exactly Fusch was founded, but until the first half of the 19th century it is only mentioned as one of the many mountain shepherd settlements. It wasn't until the 1830s that it began to gain popularity in connection with the commencement of the construction of Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. This is one of the most famous road routes in Europe, from which you can admire the Alpine peaks, such as Austria's highest peak, Grossglockner. The route runs south towards Lienz and the border with Italy. South of Fusch is its beginning and toll station.

The village is located in the Alpine valley at an altitude of about 800 m above sea level. Around the peaks of the high Taurs rise above 2,500 m above sea level. Due to its location in summer, Fusch is often visited by tourists who like hiking. With just 700 inhabitants, over 1500 beds have been prepared for them. An attraction of the area is Wild & Freizeitpark Ferleiten, where you can watch over 200 animals living in the Alps on a daily basis.

In winter, Fusch is the accommodation for skiers using the large, modern Zell am See - Kaprun ski resort. Lower accommodation prices compensate for the need for travel for many people. In the village itself there is only a small ski station intended mainly for beginners and children.

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