The Grossglockner at 3798 meters is the highest mountain in Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. It is part of the larger Glockner Group of the Hohe Tauern range, situated along the main ridge of the Central Eastern Alps and the Alpine divide. Legend has it that a pitch-black crystal that concentrates the mountain’s energy – alluring, awe-inspiring and therapeutic at the same time – is hidden inside the Glockner. In winter times the mountain plays host for many thousands of skiers and snowboarders who enjoy its many challenging ski slopes both on and off piste.