The road is around 8 km long and has a gradient of up to 10%. The southern ascent from the Geirangerfjord in particular is one of the most impressive tourist routes in Norway . It meanders in eleven serpentines from sea level up to Korsmyra at 620 moh , with impressive views of the Geirangerfjord with its waterfalls and the town of Geiranger. Shortly after Korsmyra is Eidsvatn Lake, after which the road goes downhill again to Eidsdal on the Norddalsfjord.
For a long time the place Geiranger could only be reached via the Djupvaspass or by boat, this led to the construction of the road in 1954 so that it could be opened on September 15, 1955.
The name "Adlerstraße" comes from a former eagle breeding area through which the uppermost part of the road ran, and on the other hand, the name also stands for "the wild and spectacular that you can experience, especially when you are in the" eagle curve "(Ørnesvingen), the top serpentine, stops. "
At the highest curve there is a small parking lot with a viewing platform, the Ørnesvingen ( German eagle curve ). The platform was officially opened on June 21, 2006 as part of the “ National Tourist Road ” project . From there you have a good panoramic view of the fjord and Geiranger, the waterfall The Seven Sisters and the Knivsflå Alm.
- The Adlerstrasse has already been used as a test route for cars to improve driving characteristics under winter conditions.
- Die Ørnesvingen , visitnorway.com, accessed on January 15, 2017
- The Geirangerfjord , visitnorway.com, accessed October 15, 2010
- Feltes-Peter, Astrid; Carstanjen-Schroth, Anja - Norway , Baedeker , 2005, p. 196, ISBN 3829710658
- Geirangerfjord travel report ( memento of the original from December 12, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , martin-prange.de, accessed on October 15, 2010