At 3,798 meters above sea level, the Großglockner is the tallest mountain in Austria. Ever since it was first scaled in 1800, it has played an important role in the development of mountaineering. Porsche has long had a connection with the Großglockner. Company patriarch Ferdinand Porsche traversed the Großglockner High Alpine Road as far back in time as the creation of the Volkswagen “Beetle” prototypes that he designed. Jaws dropped when participants in the Großglockner car and motorcycle race first saw him appear on the scene in the “Beetle” in 1938. Later, his son Ferry Porsche undertook various mountain drives with the first 356 models not far from the family home, Schüttgut, in Zell am See.
Location: Border region between Carinthia and East Tyrol, Austria
Mountains: Glockner Group, Hohe Tauern
Altitude: 3,798 meters