The geographic location of the small village of Fusch was always something truly special, with an important Alpine crossing located very close by. Fusch is an ideal starting point for excursions up along the world-famous Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. Whether by motorbike, road bicycle or car – a ride up this picturesque pass is a unique experience through every curve. As of early May, the road has been cleared of the snow masses that accumulated during the winter and the gate is opened for drives all the way to Heiligenblut.
At the same time as the Glocknerstrasse opens after winter, so, too, does Ferleiten Wildlife Park, located right next to the toll gate. Here, you can enjoy a close-up view of wild animals native to the Alpine world, and at the same time learn fascinating facts about their natural habitats. https://www.salzburgerland.com/de/magazin/winter-im-wildpark-ferleiten/
In a mystical side valley of the Fuscher Tal, at 1118 m above sea level, you will find the small community of Bad Fusch. The healing springs of Bad Fusch were already well known to the locals back in the 15th century, while the 19th century saw the establishment here of a famous spa destination. The springs, some of which are believed to have healing powers, are a popular attraction for visitors.
Fly fishing in the Fuscher Ache, which originates in Hohe Tauern National Park at the foot of the Grossglockner Massif, is just one of many special experiences. This young, 36 km mountain stream teems with water of the purest quality, and is often described as the “Pearl of the Hohe Tauern”. For a number of years, these waters have been available for the enjoyment of the general public, including those who love to put their angling skills to the test. The fishing waters begin in Ferleitental, a high valley flanked by several 3,000 m peaks of the Glockner Group. Some area inns have specialized in the needs of anglers, and if you stay there, you can even have your catch prepared and served up for dinner.
Here you can learn more about the small village of Fusch at the foot of the Grossglockner.