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Info for Western Austria 2017.

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Next year on April 24th 2017 the Arlberg Tunnel in the West of Austria will be closed  to all traffic, night and day till the 2nd of October 2017.  This is due to major work to get the Tunnel up to date.  Some work was completed in 2015 when the Tunnel was closed for a similar period.

As this Tunnel is the major route from the Tyrol to the Voralburg and then into Germany and the Bodensee it will be inconvenient for Travellers.  ASFING will allow Cars towing Caravans over the Arlberg Pass during the closure of Tunnel.  This pass is very steep in parts and after travelling it in June 2015 with our large caravan would not attempt it again.  It is a very steep and twisty route from St Anton to the top with no laybys till near the top.  It was very busy in 2015 with lorry's and buses and it is a normal two way road.  


ASFINAG the authority in charge of Austrian Roads and Tunnels, who also collect the Vignette Monies which is solely used for the purpose, does give an alternative route which I have put the link for this here.   htpp://

I hope this will help anyone who contemplates visiting the wonderful Country of Austria this coming year.  There is loads more information on Austria with Site reviews and Places to visit.  Any questions just ask will be pleased to help.



Edited by DianneT

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