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    The Grossglockner lies on the border between the Austrian states of Carinthia and Tyrol ().The peak is part of the Glocknerkamm ridge in the Glockner Group that branches off the main chain of the Alps at Mt. Eiskögele, heading in a southeasterly direction and forming the boundary between the East Tyrolean municipality of Kals am Großglockner, about 8 km (5.0 mi) in the southwest at 1,324 m ...

  2. Großglockner – Wikipedia › wiki › Großglockner

    28. Juli 1800. Der Großglockner (häufig auch kurz Glockner genannt) ist mit einer Höhe von 3798 m ü. A. der höchste Berg Österreichs. Die markante Spitze aus Gesteinen der Grünschieferfazies gehört zur Glocknergruppe, einer Bergkette im mittleren Teil der Hohen Tauern, und gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Gipfel der Ostalpen.

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  4. Grossglockner High Alpine Road - Wikipedia › wiki › Grossglockner_High_Alpine_Road
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    The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m. The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Built as a scenic route, a toll is assessed for passage.

    The road leads from Bruck in the Salzach Valley via the northern toll booth at Ferleiten with numbered hairpin curves up to Hochtor Pass, with a 1.5 km branch-off from Fuscher Törl at 2,428 m to the Edelweißspitze viewpoint. The scenic route crosses the Alpine divide in a tunnel and runs southwards passing another branch-off which leads to the Glocknerhaus mountain hut and the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe visitors' centre at 2,369 m.

    When, in 1924, a group of Austrian experts presented a plan for a road over the Hochtor, they were ridiculed in a time when in Austria, Germany, and Italy there were only 154,000 private automobiles, 92,000 motorcycles, and 2,000 kilometres of long-distance asphalt roads. Austria had suffered from the catastrophic economic results of losing the First World War, had shrunk to a seventh of its imperial size, lost its international markets and suffered devastating inflation.

    Grossglockner has been featured in the men's Giro d'Italia twice so far. The first time was in the 17th stage of the 1971 Giro d'Italia, won by Pierfranco Vianelli. At that time it became the first, and so far only, Cima Coppi to be located outside of Italy. Grossglockner was featured for a second time in 13th stage of the 2011 Giro d'Italia. It was José Rujano who arrived first, after an escape with Alberto Contador.

    • 2,504 m (8,215 ft)
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  5. Grossglockner Races - Wikipedia › wiki › Grossglockner_Races
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    Despite political problems under austrofascist rule, many foreign racing drivers and riders participated in this first race 1935: With their automobiles came the Italian drivers Mario Tadini and Carlo Maria Pintacuda in Alfa Romeo 8C racers from the Scuderia Ferrari, as well as Renato Balestrero and Luigi Villoresi; from Switzerland came Hans Kessler, Max Christen and Christian Kautz; the Chilean driver Juan Zanelli in a National Pescara car from Spain, Bruno Sojka and the brothers George and Zdenek Pohl as well as engineer Proskowetz from Czechoslovakia; from England Richard Seaman, Thomas Clarkes, and female racing pioneer Eileen Ellison driving a Bugatti; from the Netherlands Cornelius and Herkuleyns; from Belgium Cocagne; from France Pierre Rey and Comte de Bremond; and finally from Hungarythe drivers Wilheim and Delmar. The Austrian participation with cars was small, from Germany had been come the mountain specialists Bobby Kohlrausch with his 750-cc-supercharged-MG, Rudolf Ste...

    The meetings followed in 1938 and 1939 indeed brought the large work race stables to the Grossglockner Road, but the atmosphere were strongly impaired by bad weather conditions. Also the numbers of entries remained in a modest scale. Hill climb race champion Hans Stuck on Auto Union, Hermann Lang on Mercedes and Manfred von Brauchitsch participated with their automobiles, Ewald Kluge on DKW, Leonhard Fassl on NSUlined up at the start beside many other participants of the first race from 1935. The Austrians were steely-eyed during the Glockner race in 1938 as a blue automobile, a perfectly ordinary touring car never seen there before, hummed happily up the Grossglocknerrace course. The loudspeakers made it known that this vehicle required 21:54,4minutes for the 12,5 km course and achieved an average of 34,5 km per hour.Utterly without boiling over or adding cooling water. There was a famous man atthe wheel: Prof. Ferdinand Porsche, and the automobile – the “KdF car”,Germany's Volkswa...

    The course on the north side of the Glockner Massif with a maximum gradient of 12% covers an altitude difference of 1.285m. But because the start itself was at 1.145 m, and the highest point at 2.400 m, a worsening of engine performance became evident due to the thin air. And then with bad and constantly changing weather the race technicians were really put through their paces. In respect of weather, the Grossglockner is unfortunately by no means timid. Sun, rain or fog can alternate often within minutes. Thus the third and last event on the mountain, on August 6, 1939, suffered severely under this capriciousness. During training, in dry weather, Hans Stuck drove in an Auto Union and at 8:59,6 minutes set a new record (84,7 km per hour). Among the motorcycles it was always the DKWracing motorcycles that achieved the fasted training times. On the day of the race the Grossglockner showed itself in its worst mood. Following grey thunderstorms in the morning, the loveliest high-summer w...

    The International Six Days Trial featured time checkpoints on its events on the Grossglockner when in this part of Europe. Most famously was the ISDT of 1939 which was brought to an unceremonious end by the declaration of World War 2 that had caused a number of allied nations, in order to pre-empt the problem, had an early retirement from the event. Later the FIMannulled the result of that event which the host nation Germany won.

  6. Grossglockner - Wikipedia › wiki › Grossglockner

    The Grossglockner ( German pronunciation: [ˈɡʀoːsˌɡlɔknɐ] ( listen); German: Großglockner or just Glockner) is, at 3,798 metres abuin the Adriatic (12,461 ft), the heichest moontain in Austrick an the heichest moontain in the Alps east o the Brenner Pass . Authority control. GND: 4022198-2. NKC: ge278669.

  7. Talk:Grossglockner - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Grossglockner
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    Schoolbook and schoolteaching 1989/1993: Height = 3797m. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:40, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

    Seems like we've had this discussion about a zillion times already, but I don't think the use of "ß" instead of "ss" is quite right in the English forms of names. For instance, my Encyclopedia of the World's Mountains, which is pretty authoritative, uses "ss". Stan06:02, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC) Well, whatever -- there should at least be a redirect (which there wasn't). In this case, *Grossglockner would alter the pronunciation of the name, which might be an argument.Martg7606:50, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC) 1. Redir is good - but your point about pronunciation is why there's an English version of the name - the average English speaker would not recognize the difference between "ss" and "ß". I studied German for several years, dunno if I could pick it out reliably. See ß for amusing detail. Stan14:57, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

    The translation of Großglockner to English as "Big bell" is wrong. Big bell would be translated into German as "große Glocke". "-glockner" doesn't mean anything at all in contemporary German. It might etymologically derive from "Glocke" (its shape resembles a bell) or from "Gold-klocken" (a notion for mining gold). Both interpretations are highly speculative. Therefore I removed the "German" translation. Gugganij15:39, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC) Yes that is right, get rid of this, old paintings do not show the Glockner as a Glocke/bell, conversely like a Spitze/needle. And a slawonic, slowenian name is inapropiate as well, they have never settled such far west. Both a folk etymologies, and misleading ones. The name is much older, given long before Germans or Slowenes settled in the alps. To find an etymology use the old fairy tale of an sorcerer and an accident there, and look for a (necessarily non-indoeuropean) dictionary, in which accident can be seen as something like glockner. This works...

    If another vote is ever taken, I definitely support the "ss" spelling for the English-language article. (talk) 15:58, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

    Some mountains take the definite article (ie the Matterhorn, the Weisshorn, the Obergabelhorn); some do not (Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Lyskamm). Großglockner is usually called 'the Großglockner'; to say 'I have climbed Großglockner' sounds as awkward as saying 'I have climbed Eiger', 'I have climbed Jungfrau' or 'I have climbed Matterhorn.' I have therefore reverted its designation to include 'the'. Ericoides23:20, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

    In the process of adapting to the new title, I have added Großglockner to the list of names. It is after the pre-existing Slovene name only because that seemed the simplest way to deal with Glockner. Septentrionalis PMAnderson04:18, 28 March 2008 (UTC) A citation is needed, not for the claim that Glockner can mean bellringer; but that it actually does, in this case. Septentrionalis PMAnderson04:20, 28 March 2008 (UTC) 1. I found this: 1. at (It's about halfway down the pretty-long page.) So apparently not a bellringer, which would be Glöckner anyway, but "bell-shaped" or "bell tower-shaped". I would definitely say that bellringer is out of the question when the umlaut is missing! Regards TINYMARK 14:19, 28 March 2008 (UTC) 1.1. Ta. If you want to summarize this, the architectural form is Romanesque. Septentrionalis PMAnderson02:00, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

    What rock type is it? it's missing! OK, it's metamorphic rock. Indeed it's Prasinit (German), but without direct reference to German that's not so easy in English as it's not simply Greenschist :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:29, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

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  8. Kals am Großglockner - Wikipedia › wiki › Kals_am_Großglockner
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    Kals am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Lienz in the exclave of East Tirol in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

    Kals is located in northern East Tirol, near the border to Salzburg and Carinthia. Located in the valleys of Kalser and Iseltals on the Kalserbach river, Kals is dominated by mountains, and the famous Großglockner mountain, the tallest mountain in all of Austria, is located partly in the municipality. Most of Kals is rugged and unusable, with forests also prominent. Only 0.1% of the land is fields and pastures.

    The Kalser valley might have been settled before the Paleolithic Age. Kals was first mentioned on 19 August 1197. A large copper mine was begun in the 16th century here. Kals was the starting point for the first ascent of Großglockner in 1853.

    Kals is a large tourist center, with an average of about 100,000 visits in the summer. Of course, due to its high altitude it is also a skiing resort.

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  9. Grossglockner – Wikipedia › wiki › Grossglockner

    Grossglockner (annan stavning Großglockner, Veliki Klek på kärntnerslovenska) är det högsta berget i Österrike. Grossglockner har en höjd på 3 798 meter över havet. Berget bestegs första gången 1800 av en expedition ledd av Franz-Xaver Salm-Raifferscheid.

  10. Grossglockner wiki | TheReaderWiki › en › Grossglockner

    The Grossglockner lies on the border between the Austrian states of Carinthia and Tyrol ().The peak is part of the Glocknerkamm ridge in the Glockner Group that branches off the main chain of the Alps at Mt. Eiskögele, heading in a southeasterly direction and forming the boundary between the East Tyrolean municipality of Kals am Großglockner, about 8 km (5.0 mi) in the southwest at 1,324 m ...

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