Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

This is the Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by Werner Tscholl. The Experience extends along a road in the mountainous region between Austria and Italy, and although the road evolved from a simple mule path connecting two valleys, the experience is now punctuated along its length by small and sculptural works of architecture, like the one above. The sophistication of these new structures might be lost on the mules today, and they may not appreciate an interior meant to resemble an ice cave, but the Timmelsjoch Experience is about celebrating the history of this pass: its early trekkers and their mules, too. Because the modern road ribbons through high, steep and snowy elevations, the pass is only open from June through October each year; at least for cars.

2 Comments Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

  1. joel December 21, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    I was hiking through the Alps from Zams (Austria) to Verona (Italy) in the summer of this year and came along the Timmelsjoch. The sight ist very impressive but the “museum” is rather small as soon as you stand in front of it. Nevertheless it was a wonderful view. But the real highlight was the Germknödel (Austrian sweet dish) I had at the Timmelsjoch-Café…

  2. Gabriel December 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    woah, we should demand something like this in Canada. Good one Mr. alex!

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