Discover one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Alps! The toll road is 22.3 km long and runs from Partenen in the Montafon (1,051 m) to the 2,032 m-high Bielerhöhe as far as Galtür (1,584 m) in the Paznauntal over 34 hairpin bends.

Current status of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Here you can see whether the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße is currently open. Whether or not the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße is open is strongly dependent upon the weather conditions.

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Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße driving experience

Mountain bikes, vintage cars and company


Route description

The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße is one of the most beautiful and popular mountain roads in the Alps. It is no coincidence that it is also called “the dream road in the Alps for connoisseurs”. The spectacular mountain backdrop of Silvretta and the Vermunt and Silvretta lakes, which the road passes directly by, cast a spell over visitors, whether driving or on foot.

  • Partenen tollbooth 1,051 m above sea level
  • Galtür tollbooth 1,725 m above sea level
  • Bielerhöhe pass height 2,032 m  
  • Length of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße 22.3 km 
  • Number of hairpin bends 34 
  • Incline 10 % to max. 12 % in the hairpin bends approx. 5 %

You will find an ideal location for beautiful pictures of the Hochalpenstraße between hairpin bends 22 and 23.


By bicycle or mountain bike
An absolute highlight for all mountain bikers is the Silvretta-Bike-Safari with the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße and a spectacular natural backdrop along the route. Discover the Silvretta-Bielerhöhe on two wheels at over 2,032 m above sea level!


By vintage car
The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße, the dream road in the Alps, is the ideal destination for a trip with a popular vintage car. When numerous vintage car enthusiasts are drawn to the Montafon each year for the Silvretta Classic Rallye, absolute precision is also a must for the drive along the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße.


By motorcycle
Motorcyclists love the 34 pothole-free hairpin bends of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße. The majestic mountain backdrop with a view of the Piz Buin, the highest mountain in Vorarlberg at 3,312 m, is exciting and makes this curvy experience unforgettable.


Excursion destination Silvretta-Bielerhöhe
The Bielerhöhe at the crown of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße is a popular excursion destination for numerous hikes, tours and other summer activities. Between the Montafon and the Paznauntal, you will be rewarded with a dreamy panorama view of the Silvrettasee embedded in the majestic mountainous landscape.

Important information about the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Trailers are not allowed on the entire Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße, there is a night parking ban and a length limit of 13.8 m for tour buses.

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The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße from above

The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße from above

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße overview map

Overview map of the course of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße from Partenen in Vorarlberg to Galtür in Tyrol.

Creation of the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

A master work in mountains

The 22.3 km long toll road of the Illwerke, Vorarlberg’s third connection with Tyrol, was created while building a power plant. It was completed in stages. The area from Partenen to Bielerhöhe was accessed with material lines for the first time between 1925 and 1930 during the construction of Vermuntwerk.

The first part of the Alpine connection was created in 1938 during the construction of Obervermuntwerk and the Silvretta reservoir: as a construction road between Vermuntsee and Bielerhöhe. Beginning in 1947, Illwerke continued the expansion to the upper Ill and with bridge crossings from Paznaun. For the massive construction site transportation, the historic cattle drive from Bielerhöhe through Kleinvermunt to Galtür was expanded to the plant road: the foundations for the eastern ramp to Tyrol had been laid. The most difficult part of the route between Partenen and Vermunt was missing until 1951. The spectacular road was built, backwards, using an enormous digger used for creating reservoirs through the vertical landscape.
With this, a continuous road from Partenen to Galtür had been created - it was opened to public transportation on 23 June 1954. It was expanded into a two-lane road by 1961.

Snow removal on the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse | © Golm Silvretta Luenersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz, Chrstoph Schoech

Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon

The vintage car race on the dream road in the Alps

The Silvretta Classic Rallye has brought dozens of vintage car fans to the Montafon every year since 1998.
The idyllic roads of the Alps provide the backdrop for a competition that is not about top speed, but about maximum precision. No matter whether it is a Bentley or Düsenberg from the 1920s or a model from 1992 - vintage cars and those more recent have the same chances for victory here.


More about the Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon

Useful information at a glance


Webcam Silvretta-Bielerhöhe


2. 052 m, Gaschurn-Partenen

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