Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum Building, Austrian Alpine Design, Image
Timmelsjoch Experience : Austrian Mountain Building
Alps Mountain Development – design by Werner Tscholl, architekt
new photos 25 Jun 2016 ; 11 Jan 2012
Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum
Location: south of Innsburck, Austrian / Italian Border
Design: Werner Tscholl
The Timmelsjoch experience
The Timmelsjoch is the deepest, non-glaciated indentation in the main Alpine ridge between the Reschen Pass and the Brenner Pass.
A road, once a mule track, links the Passeiertal valley and the Ötztal valley. Over thousands of years, unique similarities between the two valleys evolved, triumphing over the natural boundary created by the mountains.
Since 2010 architectural sculptures located at several stopping places along the road, enlighten travellers about the natural surroundings, the history, the culture, the communities and the economy of the region.
All together there are 5 sculptures to be explored, two on the Austrian side called walkway and smuggler and two on the Italian side of the road named telescope and garnets. On the highest point of the pass one can find the pass museum.
The concrete structure on the North Tyrolean side juts out like an erratic boulder into the South Tyrolean side, underlining the cross-border nature of the Timmelsjoch Experience. The “Ice Cave” inside the museum pays tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road and their remarkable accomplishment.
Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum images / information from Werner Tscholl Architect
Timmelsjoch (Italian: Passo del Rombo; German: Timmelsjoch), is 2474 m above sea level.