Discover Galtür Alpinarium Austria

The Alpinarium is an impressive multimedia museum dedicated to explaining the Alpine environment, and it is located in the little ski resort of Galtür in Paznaun valley in the Tyrol's Silvretta mountain range. The museum was constructed following the deadly avalanche of 23rd February 1999 that took the lives of 31 people, and it is built into an avalanche barrier 1,132 ft long and 62 ft high. The entrance hall features an impressive circle of stones, a reminder of the beauty of the mountains - and their dangers. Next up is a room honouring the victims, with a pretty relief model of the Tyrol region and a striking video of an avalanche travelling down a mountainside at 186 mph! A tunnel with an optical illusion that makes it seem never-ending then leads to the six exhibition rooms, which are full of photos, model bridges, futuristic underground high-speed rail projects and even a lovely snow woman! Finally, enjoy a drink at the Gefrorene Wasser (frozen water) cafe, where you can try out the climbing wall if you have a head for heights, or step out onto the panoramic terrace, with its fine views of the protective barrier, Galtür and the surrounding area.

  • Galtür Alpinarium , Austria
    Galtür Alpinarium

    A museum dedicated to the alpine region, the Alpinarium is surrounded by a 345m long by 19m high avalanche-proof protective wall.

  • Galtür Alpinarium , The Snow Woman , Austria
    The Snow Woman

    Wander around the Alpinarium's 6 different exhibition rooms where you'll find model bridges, among other things, and will probably even come across the adorable Snow Woman!

  • Galtür Alpinarium , A climbing wall , Austria
    A climbing wall

    Why not enjoy some light refreshments at the Gefrorene Wasser ('frozen water') cafe, where there is a climbing wall for those with a head for heights.

  • Galtür Alpinarium , An avalanche-proof wall , Austria
    An avalanche-proof wall

    Don't forget to check out the panoramic terrace, which offers great views of the protective wall, Galtür, and the surrounding area.

  • Galtür Alpinarium , Tunnel of mystery , Austria
    Tunnel of mystery

    A seemingly endless tunnel created by optical illusion.

  • Galtür Alpinarium , A stylish seat , Austria
    A stylish seat

    Galtür Alpinarium is an amazing multimedia museum dedicated to the alpine region.

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