When you set out on a drive up the Glockner Road, you are actually following in the tracks left by royalty. In fact, their majesties Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Sissi set out from Heiligenblut 165 years ago to personally conquer this beautiful pass road, now located in Hohe Tauern National Park. From the beginning of May until October, Bruck is thus the ideal starting point for an impressive, 48 km scenic ride by car or bike, taking you up through a total of 36 hairpin bends. Two-wheeling fans use Bruck as a base camp for tours in every direction, since the village also lies in the heart of the Tauernradweg biking region, boasting an incredible 1200 km of bike paths!
Summer in Bruck an der Glocknerstraße
In Bruck, active variety is provided for: hiking, biking, climbing, Kneippism, fly fishing or bathing provide daily changing fun for active people and families. Or maybe you like to explore the Kohlschnait 3D Archery-Park or at Adventure Minigolf. After so much activity, relaxation and enjoyment should not be neglected. Whether at one of the numerous relaxation areas in unspoilt nature or in the wellness area of many our hosts. Whether at a candlelight dinner in the hotel or at the typical local dish „Brettljause“ on an alpine pasture – a summer holiday in Bruck will be made into an unforgettably beautiful holiday by the cordial hosts.
For bike enthusiasts it is a must to take part in the Glocknerkönig, which takes place every year on the first weekend in June. It is a unique experience to conquer the highest mountain in Austria by pedalling in the large international starting field. Another special feature: the Grossglockner High Alpine Road will be closed for the duration of the event – so the ascent can be enjoyed car-free. In the summer, there are many small events such as the “Rund-uman-Brunn” festivals or the „Almabtrieb“ – when the cattle is brought home from the mountains, which always focus on topics such as tradition, regionality and sustainability. The summer season ends in mid-September with the Oldtimer Tractor World Championship, where 500 tractor enthusiasts compete with their special companions for the world championship title.
Winter in Bruck an der Glocknerstraße
Bruck an der Glocknerstraße is the ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts, families and snow lovers. The immediate proximity to the ski areas in Zell am See and Kaprun makes the BRUCK FUSCH | GROSSGLOCKNER region a popular base camp with hospitable accommodation. The free ski busses take you comfortably and quickly to the surrounding premium ski areas. In the immediate vicinity is the Schmittenhöhe Zell am See with its fantastic panorama and the glacier ski area Kitzsteinhorn with the family ski area Maiskogel in Kaprun. With the Ski-Alpin Card you have not only the Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe but also the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn on one card. Beginners and families will find their own practice lift in the centre of Fusch.
And non-skiers also enjoy a wide range of offers in winter: Whether tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski tours or romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides – Bruck offers activities to suit every guest.