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 Passo del Rombo (Timmelsjoch), an impressive mountain pass which connects the Val Passiria valley in South Tyrol (Italy) with the Oetztal valley in North Tyrol (Austria), has recently 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. The film “Wenn Grenzen verbinden” in German language 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 September 2018, the Timmel Transit Museum - Passo del Rombo Experience - “Timmelsjoch Erfahrung” in German, “Emozione Passo del Rombo” in Italian - 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. It is housed in a former barracks from 1930. And how to reach the individual stations? On the South ben Tyrolean side, the Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road (toll) begins at the end of the Val Passiria valley, in Corvara in Passiria (Rabenstein).

Opening hours: from the end of May to the end of September 2019
(when the Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road is open to traffic)
daily from 7 am to 8 pm

Admission:
stations for free, car toll Passo del Rombo High Alpine Road: 16.00 Euros

Further information:
phone: +43 512 581970, info@timmelsjoch.com

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