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lays in the Glockner Gruppe
in the Hohe Tauern National Park
northeast from Grossglockner
There are three peaks with the name Baerenkopf
. Grosser Baerenkopf
(3396m), Mittlerer Baerenkopf
(3356m) and Vorderer Baerenkopf
(3249m). They lay in this position looking from northeast.
Hohe Riffl (3338m) and Vorderer Baerenkopf (3249m)
The Pasterze Glacier starts on the slopes of the Baerenkopfs
If the weather is clear you get an unforgettable view on Grossglockner - 3798m
(southwest), on Johannisberg - 3453m
(west) and on Grosser Wiesbachhorn - 3564m
View on Johannisberg
You can get to Mittlerer Baerenkopf
or the other two Baerenkopf
by two ways. From Franz Josefs Höhe
(2451m) through Oberwalder Hütte (from south) or from Moosersperre (northern side).
It is easy to reach eighter Franz Josefs Höhe
or Moosersperre by car.
You must pay for using the road (called: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse)
if you are coming to Franz Josefs Höhe
Tickets for cars/motorcicles:
Daily ticket: €28/€18
15-day ticket: €35/€25
30-day ticket: €45/€35
(With tickets valid for more than one day you can pass the gate several times without paying again. This is good if you sleep in the lower regions but want to climb in the Glockner Gruppe more than once.)
For more informations about prices and fees of the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
see their homepage
Some informations about the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse)
Number of bends: 36
Maximum height of the road: 2504m
Opening times and hours:
From the beginning of May until 15th of June: 6 am - 8 pm
From the 16th of June until the 15th of September: 5 am - 9.3 pm
From the 16th of September until the end of October: 6 am - 7.30 pm
Last admission: 45 min. before night closure.
According to the heights of these mountains and that you can find ice everywhere there are no camping possibilities in the heigher regions.
Oberwalder Hütte (2972m)
You can have a camp in Heiligenblut or in Moosersperre or in any other of the nighbouring villages.
There is also a sleeping possibility in Franz Josefs Höhe
(2451m), Karl Volkert Haus
(2136m) or Pasterzen Haus
(2119m). These houses and motels are on the way coming from Heiligenblut.
(2972m) is an other possibility. it is about 2-3 hours walk and climb from Franz Josefs Höhe
. See route discription here