"AT THE VERY TOP" stories about Galtür and the world
Museum and place in transition.
“AT THE VERY TOP”
The topic of the exhibition is about the location of the town Galtür and the rest of the world, as well about the sunny side and the dark side.
Ends the valley in Galtür or starts it right there?
That’s basically a question about perspective.
The new exhibition is created by inspiration of culture, philosophy and geography.
With stories and great pictures based on pairs of terms like “beginning and end”, “the top and bottom” and of course the beauty and the dangerousness of nature, is it possible to show the connection of Galtür to the world.
For example on the grave stone of Mr. Wilhelm Bill Long on the island of Stromboli (Italy) are his ten most beautiful places mentioned.
Galtür is one of these places it is mentioned with Berlin, Mark Brandenburg, Paris, Bou Saada, Taormina, Antarctica, Valparaiso, Banka Bystrica and Stromboli.
sphere of influence
In search of… work, adventure, traces of ancestors, good ideas. There have always been plenty of reasons to leave the village and the valley – and to come back again. Such as Maurice Mattlé whose granddaughter recorded the journey of her 90 year old grandfather, now he is living in Paris, tracing the roots of her family back to Galtür. In the early 20th century, Albert Lorenz took part in two Caucasus expeditions as a mountain guide. Why does Galtür appear on Wilhelm “Bill” Lang’s grave on Stromboli alongside Paris, Berlin and Antarctica? The “Sphere of Influence” presents memories, curiosities and interesting facts.
wandering around the space between
This room has no beginning and no end. Here, accompanied by LED ropes, visitors wander following the trails of Galtür. Rising out of the sea the mountains formed and became a place for the Walser to live and settle. Time and again people followed the call of the world – and of necessity: as pilgrims, soldiers, Swabian children and smugglers.
Until tourism brought the world to Galtür, the village presented itself as the most obstinate holiday village in the 1990s. That determination was also the driving force behind the refusal to develop the glaciers and thus refusal of mass tourism. Instead they, the glaciers, can be called here. “Calling the Glacier” is an art project by Kalle Laar. The Vernagtferner glacier in the Ötztal Alps provides live information about its condition.
In the “Atmosphere” the word is guest in Galtür. As sophisticated accommodation on the one hand and traditional guest house on the other, both the Hotel Fluchthorn and the Hotel Rössle are showplaces for these encounters between city and village, external and internal. Here you can discover that Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were great fans of the Galtür air. Or about the friendship between Galtür and the Ohata family who are living in Tokyo. Family destinies and major events in world history are revealed through individual biographies.
a welcome guest
Innsbruck travel and mountain painter Maria Peters stayed in Galtür for 3 weeks in spring 2013. Not in a hotel, instead she camped out in the Jam Valley, steeped in history,in a tent and painted the "Blue Silvretta" on site there. This area documents the background and the outcome of this secretive venture. (www.maria-peters.at)
“Orbital” is also concerned with above and below, the cloud of probability. Here, visitors marvel over the various ways of mapping a place such as Galtür. Up to the mountains! This call has been sounded in the Alps from the 19th century and caused the summit storm and the conquest of the mountains by mountaineering.
Where am I? From Galtür to the infinity. “Sphere coordinates” refer to a fascination with space in which these questions are scrambled just as much as the perspectives. Mirrors, light and sounds are the ingredients in this special personal experience.
“Bubbles” are quotes which reflect the images of foreigners and outsiders. Two listening points with exciting stories act as auditory stimuli in this area: a saga about the travels of the giant Christli Kuhhaut and Hemingway short story about the “Alpine Idyll” that is Galtür.
mountains in motion
A further - new - attraction at the Alpinarium Galtür is Pictures in Motion.
Up to as many as 80 viewers can watch a fascinating film in a specially built movie theatre. Lutz Maurer, the alpine specialist and director, presents a documentary that illustrates how the disaster from the 23rd of February 1999 has changed Galtür and its people. In the movie theatre, which rounds off the tour through the Alpinarium Galtür, there are also a number of other films and documentaries on the subject of mountains. Admi´dst the most modern technology wafts a breath of nostalgia: the folding seats of the former Galtür movie theatre fit in here just perfectly.
7. Dezember 2018 bis 21. April 2019 Dienstag bis Sonntag von 10 bis 18 Uhr
Montag Ruhetag! letzter Eintritt in die Ausstellung: 17.15 Uhr