berglandschaft am timmelsjoch und museum
berglandschaft am timmelsjoch und museum

Timmelsjoch Pass Museum

The “Timmelsjoch Experience” offers five stations with interesting information about the Timmelsjoch mountain pass.

The Pass Museum (Timmelsjoch Passmuseum) at the 2,509 m high Timmelsjoch shall cross borders. Therefore its location has been specifically chosen: Built on North Tyrolean ground, the impressive construction extends 16 metres into South Tyrolean areal. When planning it, the South Tyrolean architect Werner Tscholl was inspired by the local rock formations. The high alpine road with toll charge proceeds from the Austrian Oetztal valley to the South Tyrolean Val Passiria in Italy - already in former times, both valleys were connected together by an ancient smugglers' path.

At five stations - Smuggler, Telescope, Garnet, Pass Museum, and Walkway - the "Timmelsjoch Experience" gives information about history, nature, culture, economy and the people in this region. Three stations are located in the Val Passiria, the Walkway at the toll station in Hochgurgl, and the highlight - the Pass Museum - at the pass height. All of them are freely accessible.

In the inside of the Pass Museum - the highest museum of Austria on the highest road state border crossing of Austria - there is an ice cave and a pre-Christian fibula which points to the fact that the mountain pass was already climbed around 300 BC. In 2018, however, on South Tyrolean side the museum structure "Timmel Transit" was inaugurated to celebrate 50 years of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. It is completely dedicated to its road building history.

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Opening times

  • Tue 28 Jun 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 Jun 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 Jun 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 01 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 02 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 03 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 04 Jul 08:00 - 18:00

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Summer 2022 (05/20/2022 - 10/09/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 08:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 08:00 - 18:00

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 08:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 08:00 - 18:00

Admission

free admission to the Pass Museum

it is accessible, when the Rombo Pass Road is open to the traffic:
€ 17.00 toll for cars (one-way)
€ 24.00 toll for cars (round trip)
€ 15.00 toll for motorcycles (one-way)
€ 21.00 toll for motorcycles (round trip)

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The Timmelsjoch Pass Museum closes together with the Rombo Pass Road in autumn (between the end of September and mid-October).

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