The 2019 Gaisberg Race for classic car fans


The 2019 Gaisberg Race  wows Salzburg’s classic car fans with stunning vehicles and gripping racing action from 30 May to 1 June.


The Gaisberg is among the most beautiful hiking and panoramic mountains of the city of Mozart. An amazing ascent, numerous round tours and glorious views make Salzburg’s city mountains special. From 30 May to 1 June, however, classic cars will take over when the Gaisberg Race 2019 hits the mountain, the Salzburgring and the city itself. Focused driving performance, a palpable love for motor sports and genuine four-wheeled classics will amaze participants and spectators alike.


An eventful history: The Gaisberg Race then and now

The first race on the Gaisberg on 6 September 1929 was all about speed. The best time won, leading to many spectacular but also dangerous situations. Several fatal accidents occurred up to the final race in September 1969, leading to a clear decline in audience interest. The Gaisberg Race Salzburg was not revived until 2013 when it was turned into a regularity race. Having the lowest deviation from the set time after all stages wins the race.


Gaisberg Race 2019 in five stages

Those wanting to win the Gaisberg Race must drive with precision and focus while avoiding dipping below the target times. Beating the clock is a highly thrilling challenge for several vehicle categories – touring cars, sports cars and racing cars, each with the categories “up to 1945” and “from 1946 to 1969”. Providing even more excitement, five stages are held adding up to a total time:

  • 30 May: After the vehicle presentation, the City Grand Prix leads onto a spectacular round course between the two bridges Staatsbrücke and Karolingerbrücke from 3 pm.
  • 31 May: Two stages on the Gaisberg take place at 8.30 am and 2 pm.
  • 1 June: After completing the Salzburgring stage (8.30 am), one final stage on the Gaisberg from 2 pm caps off the race.

You’d like to watch the Gaisberg Race 2019 live? Your GMACHL team recommends early travel without your car as the roads and access points are closed down for individual traffic. Best to rely on the Park & Ride options and public transport – we’ll gladly advise you.


GMACHL guests arriving by classic car can park their gorgeous vehicles in the GMACHL underground parking facility. Additionally, the GMACHL Elixhausen is located on the Austrian Romantic Road ( where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and lakes as well as the Gaisberg Race.

Combine your visit to the Gaisberg Race 2019 with a stay at the Romantik Hotel GMACHL! Request your non-binding offer here.

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