Please choose Language or Country
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
A stone circle, illuminated from within, in the entry area and a glass façade with alabaster stones symbolize the powers of nature, at once fascinating and menacing.

These powers were experienced first-hand by the village and ski area of Galtür in 1999, when the community lost lives, houses and hope in the avalanche disaster. How the region has succeeded in coming to terms with this traumatic event is nothing less than remarkable. The 345-metre-long and up to 19-metre-high avalanche barrier not only incorporates art and culture; it also impresses with its modern interior design and an exterior that merges seamlessly with the natural surroundings of the scenically beautiful area.

Other references to the mountains at Alpinarium Galtür are the use of the Alpine warning colours of yellow and black, the blue stones - symbolizing glacial ice - in the bar of the "Frozen Waters" café, and a boulder wall. The show "LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS - The Fascination of Snow - The Legend of the Avalanche" depicts mountains as a challenge to humans, but also as a rich source of myths, fables and tranquillity.

Plan your trip with us...

Holiday Information Line

Our holiday experts are here to assist you with your holiday planning. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Telephone: 00800 400 200 00*

*toll-free; calls from mobile phones may incur additional network charges


Download and order free brochures for your holidays in Austria.

Brochures & Catalogues


Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter and receive great information about Austria.


image copyrights

The main purpose of the two main domains and is the promotion of Austria as a holiday destination.