Located in the small village and ski resort of Galtür at the end of Paznaun Valley, the Alpinarium is an impressive and unique multimedia museum and center for information and documentation dedicated to explaining the Alpine environment. The menacing power of nature was experienced first-hand by the village on February 23, 1999, when the community lost human lives, houses, and hope in an avalanche disaster. The 345-metre-long (1,132 ft.) and up to 19-metre-high (62 ft.) avalanche barrier not only incorporates art and culture; it is also impressive for its modern interior design and an exterior that merges seamlessly with the natural surroundings of the scenically beautiful area. The permanent exhibition “On Top – Stories about Galtür and the World” is focusing on the position of Galtür in relation to the rest of the world. Directed by Lutz Maurer, “Mountains in Motion” is a remarkable film documenting how the avalanche of February 23, 1999 has changed the village and its people—and how they have succeeded in coming to terms with this traumatic event.
Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pmGo to opening hours
- Family friendly
- Possible in rainy weather
There is parking for visitors available.