Exhibitions, panorama café, climbing wall, conference location: Alpinarium Galtür is a versatile adventure-filled museum
Alpinarium Galtür - much more than a museum
‘The presentation of the museum seal of approval indicates that a museum assumes the responsibility of preserving cultural heritage, and a visitor can expect high-quality exhibits and a high-level of service provisions.“
As stated in the guidelines from ICOM Austria and the Austrian Museums Association.
Visually speaking, Alpinarium Galtür is something quite special. The design of the exterior is in keeping with the natural surroundings; at 345 metres in length and 19 metres high, its avalanche barrier wall is one of a kind in Europe. The interior also exudes a contemporary and top-quality artistic design. It is this that has earned the Alpinarium well-known awards, such as the Austrian Museum Seal of Approval and a place in the top 6 in the European Museum Prize Ceremony 2007.
The versatility of Alpinarium Galtür is also impressive. The focus is of course on the permanent exhibitions, ‘The Wall’ and ‘The fascination of snow; the legend of the avalanche’. A memorial room remembers the victims of 23rd February 1999 disaster. There are also current exhibitions based on life in Tyrol and in the mountains.
The "Frozen Water" cafe in the Alpinarium is also appealing with its sun terrace and breath-taking view from the panorama windows. Active holiday-makers can delve into a mountain adventure on the indoor bouldering wall. Last but not least there is an auditorium with state-of-the-art seminar technology.