The Galtür alpinarium is situated in the small village of Galtür in the Paznaun Valley. It is a quite unusual place because it is a central part of the anti-avalanche wall, which was built after the 1999 avalanche killed 31 inhabitants of the village. The wall is 345 meters long and 19 meters high. It's probably the only place in Europe where in such an interesting manner a protective wall was integrated into the natural landscape of mountains.
At the exhibitions in the rock garden you can learn how avalanches occur, how to survive in the mountains, how to defend against the falling snow and survive an avalanche.
Apart from the exhibition there is also the "Gefrorene Wasser" (Frozen Water) café with a sun terrace and an amazing view from the panoramic windows. Fans of climbing can try their skills on the roofed climbing wall.
Good to know:
The village of Galtür is attractive in both summer and winter.
- In winter, tourists can use the 10 lifts and 40 km downhill pistes (including 4 km of marked blue , 24 km - red and 12 km - black ) . You can also enjoy snowboarding, alpine skiing or just go for a sleigh ride.
- In the summer, in turn, it is a great place for hiking (250 km of paths) and cycling (up 36 marked cycling trails) . There is also a possibility of canoeing and rafting.
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Alpinarium Galtür Hauptstraße 29c 6563 Galtür
Open everyday from Tuesday till Sunday - from 10am to 18pm. On Mondays - closed.Tickets adults: