Experiencing nature with no obstacles & barriers It is hugely important to Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG - the operating company for Villach Alpine Road and other panoramic roads in Austria – to ensure that all their offers and facilities, whether it is on site along Villach Alpine Road, or online, have as few barriers as possible, so everyone gets to experience the natural surroundings independently.

Barrier-free facilities

along Villach Alpine Road

Villach Alpine Road is very well suited as an excursion destination for people who have restricted mobility, providing experiences for EVERYONE. After all, almost all the viewing points, parking areas and rest points are accessible in a vehicle, enabling barrier-free contact with nature. We have provided an overview here with information about which exhibits, restaurants and facilities are barrier-free: 

Experience for all!

Barrier-free accessible gastronomy with barrier-free WC facilities

  • Gasthaus Rosstratten (P11)

Breath-taking Skywalk 'Rote Wand'

parking lot P6

Via a 75 metre, gently inclined path – which has a maximum incline of 6 % – and is broken up with five platforms to stop at, wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility, families with prams and older people can get to the viewing platform without having to negotiate steps or other obstacles. From here, there is not just a breath-taking view, 400 metres down, above the Rote Wand, there is also a sensational view into the distance, taking in the Karawanken and the Julian Alps. This attraction enables ALL people to enjoy an obstacle-free path to a platform which provides breath-taking views. Skywalk is a project that has been implemented as part of ‘Naturerleben für ALLE’ (An experience of nature for EVERYONE) in Carinthia. 


Villach Alpine Road, Skywalk Rote Wand | ©  villacher-alpenstrasse.at/Michael Stabentheiner

Exciting educational geology path 'Vom Meer zum Berg'


On the educational geology path ‘Vom Meer zum Berg’ (From the Ocean to the mountain) on the Rosstratte, visitors get to go back in time – to be more precise, into the geological era when the Dobratsch and the entire region evolved millions of years ago. There is so much to learn about, actively enjoy and experience about the rocks in the Dobratsch. As well-known exhibition designer and palaeontologist Dr. Georg Kandutsch explains: “This geotrail provides all visitors with an insight into the geological era, and fundamental information about climate change in the course of the earth’s history. The residents around the Dobratsch have been provided with information about the origins of their drinking water in particular.” This educational trail has been devised and set up as part of the ‘Naturerleben für ALLE’ (An experience of nature for EVERYONE) project and is approved by ÖZIV, (Austria’s association for people with disabilities). Specially trained guides also provide barrier-free programmes.

Barrier-free geology trail with ranger and wheelchair user | © Michael Stabentheiner/Arge Naturerlebnis

Carinthia’s flagship project ‘Naturerleben für ALLE’ 

As part of the ‘Naturerleben für ALLE’ (an experience of nature for EVERYONE) project throughout the state of Carinthia, attractive, barrier-free experiences in nature have been set up which offer people – with and without disabilities – places to relax in and feel at ease. The offer is promoted as part of this flagship project from the state of Carinthia.

Accessible website for Villach Alpine Road 

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassn AG endeavours to makes its websites accessible, in line with the Federal Act on barrier-free access to websites and mobile applications (Web Accessibility Act – WZG) BGBl. I. No. 59/2019 idgF.  

We are aware that we have not set up our website in a way which provides the maximum possible accessibility. However, we are endeavouring to continually make improvements to provide as much accessibility as possible, so all users can enjoy the perfect user experience.  

Should you encounter obstacles that prevent you using this website – problems that are not outlined in the accessibility declaration below, or shortcomings in relation to the observance of the Accessibility Act – we would ask you to let us know. E-mail us at info@villacher-alpenstrasse.at. Please state the problem and provide the URL(s) for the site or document in question. We will deal with your request as quickly as possible, try to solve the issue and get back to you.