Innsbruck documents the Euregio Avalanche Report and some natural disasters in its new permanent exhibition
Image gallery: Exhibition “Euregio Avalanche Report”
It is the Euregio Info Point in Innsbruck, near the AUDIOVERSUM, which since the beginning of 2023 has housed a new permanent exhibition that is open to visitors free of charge. It is called "Euregio Avalanche Report" (Euregio-Lawinenreport), referring to the avalanche report that has been a cross-border project between Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino for several years now. The history of major avalanche events since the First World War are also documented here.
In this case, it is the snow avalanche to which the interactive exhibition refers: When the masses of ice and snow detach from the mountain slopes and thunder towards the valley, they cause great damage to property, people and the environment. They have long been feared and known, including the one that, according to legend, killed some 20,000 soldiers - half his army - and numerous elephants during Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in 218 BC.
Numerous people and several organisations have collaborated on the project of the permanent exhibition, which is open all year round, including the avalanche warning services of the Euregio and the Innsbruck Municipal Archive. The Tyrolean Photo Archive contributed historical photos of avalanches in East Tyrol, other photos were provided by the Austrian Armed Forces and the Mountain Rescue Service. Furthermore, the Info Point offers information about the history and the development of the three regions which form the Europaregion Tirol between the Trentino and Tyrol in English, German, Italian and Ladin, and facts about the cycling event "Tour of the Alps".
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The exhibition stays open all year round, closed at the weekends and on public holidays.