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Alpinarium Galtür

International award for the Alpinarium Galtür

The Alpinarium Galtür was nominated by the European Museums Academy for the Micheletti Award 2017. In June 2017, two jury members, Dr. Karl Borromäus Murr (Director of the State Industrial and Textile Museum Augsburg) and Dr. Hermann Schäfer (historian – founding president of the House of History) visited the exhibition centre and learned about the concept, the research and educational projects, as well as the current events.

Project manager Helmut Pöll and municipal executive Martin Walter travelled to Skopje as representatives of the Alpinarium Galtür to take part in the meeting of the European Museum Academy and the award ceremony. "Already during the presentation of the 28 candidates, including e.g. the Hittisau Women's Museum from Vorarlberg, we could see that the competitors were exceptionally good exhibition centres with exciting exhibitions", said Helmut Pöll.

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The Micheletti Award 2017 went to the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre in Dublin (Ireland).

The Alpinarium Galtür was awarded with a special prize – a "Special Commendation".

The jury’s reason was: The Alpinarium Galtür has an impressive concept with a dramatic background, whereby the unique atmosphere of the village, the charm of the valley with its impressive mountains and the solidarity of the population portray a coherent picture. The museum acts as a source of social cohesion and has become a model for dealing with other disasters worldwide.

Managing director and mayor Anton Mattle explains: “The continuity, authenticity and magnificent effort of all employees are what lead to such successes. The award is a recognition of what we have achieved and a motivation for the future!

Week programme / guided tours

In AT THE VERY TOP, let yourself be told exciting stories about Galtür and the world!

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WEEK PROGRAMME

Guided tours:

Daily 4:30 pm (depending on the weather)

Duration: around 1 hour

ALPA and ALPU are waiting for our young visitors, inviting them to explore the exhibition in a playful way!

BOULDERING (climb like a chamois)
For children from 6 years old!


Guides only on request and following registration in advance!
Minimum number of participants for a guide: 5 people
*Guided tour fee EUR 3.00 per person

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