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Timmel Transit - Passo del Rombo Experience

On the 50th anniversary of the Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road, the Interreg-project “Timmel Transit Museum” was inaugurated

The alpine road across the 2,509 m high Rombo Pass, an impressive mountain pass which connects the Val Passiria in South Tyrol with the Oetztal valley in North Tyrol, has been further valorised. The history of the Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road dates back to the beginnings of the 20th century but then the construction took six decades. Interrupted by the turmoil of WWI and WWII, the road was opened on the 15th of September 1968 in Corvara in Passiria (Rabenstein). The film "Wenn Grenzen verbinden" in German language (literally: When borders bring (people) together) by Philipp Pamer, a director from the Val Passiria valley, tells about it.

A few years ago, the Timmelsjoch Pass Museum was opened on the pass summit on Austrian terrain. It also projects 16 metres into the South Tyrolean side. Four further stations in the Val Passiria valley are connected with it, providing information on this area, a proven 10,000-year-old transit route, and the construction of the Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road. They are called "Walkway", "Smuggler", "Telescope" and "Garnet". Smuggling is an important topic here, as there are still many centuries-old smuggler routes in the area of the mountain pass.

Finally, in 2018, the museum was inaugurated on the South Tyrolean side to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the road. It is intended to complement the Pass Museum and complete the entire museum concept of the "Passo del Rombo Experience" - "Timmelsjoch Erfahrung" in German, "Emozione Passo del Rombo" in Italian. It is housed in a former barracks from 1930. And how to reach the stations? On the South Tyrolean side, the toll road begins at the end of the Val Passiria and ends in the Oetztal valley. The stations are signposted. The Timmel Transit Museum is part of the UpperPassiria Museum, together with the Bunker Mooseum and the Stieber Mooseum.

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Opening times

  • Sat 18 May closed
  • Sun 19 May closed
  • Mon 20 May closed
  • Tue 21 May closed
  • Wed 22 May closed
  • Thu 23 May closed
  • Fri 24 May closed

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Summer 2024 (01/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 20:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:00 - 20:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 20:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 20:00

Admission

free admission to the single stations

toll - Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road:
€ 19.00 car (ony way)
€ 26.00 car (round trip)
€ 17.00 motorcycle (ony way)
€ 23.00 motorcycle (round trip)
€ 30.00 other vehicles (ony way)

busses (depending on the number of persons):
€ 6.00 adults
€ 6.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 4.00 children (7-15 years)
€ 120.00 maximum fee
€ 30.00 minimum fee

More information

The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road and the stations of the Timmel Transit have been closed since the snowfall of October 30, 2023. The opening hours are indicative:

The road and the museum will open in spring depending on weather conditions between mid-May and early June and close in autumn between the end of September and mid-October.

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