Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road starts the season

After eight weeks of snow clearance, Tyrol's most beautiful panoramic road is finally open again for travellers and excursionists between Ötztal and South Tyrol's Passeier Valley. The avalanche commission has given the go-ahead for the opening of the season tomorrow Friday at 7:00 am.

For almost eight weeks, the North and South Tyrolean road teams cleared the approximately 34-kilometre-long Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road between Gurgl and Moos in Passeier. "In some places, the snow piled up twelve metres high. The first visitors will see walls of snow up to five metres high,’ says Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße AG CEO Manfred Tschopfer, delighted with the start of the season. Now nothing stands in the way of a safe excursion with summer tyres over the secret gap in the Alps, as the Timmelsjoch is also known. The modern secured pass road is often used as a tranquil travel route to Lake Garda or further south. However, many simply take a day trip. This is because the bends, which are harmoniously embedded in the landscape, offer both driving pleasure and an experience of nature. Along the way, the TOP Mountain Crosspoint with its panoramic restaurant and motorbike museum invites you to take a leisurely break.

The Timmelsjoch experience
With the six striking info points of the ‘Timmelsjoch Experience’, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is also an adventure road in cultural terms. The architectural sculptures Footbridge, Smuggler, Pass Museum, Transit, Telescope and Garnet by Italy's Architect of the Year 2016 Werner Tscholl provide travellers with interesting insights into the unique mountain region. They tell stories of lively smuggling, the pioneers of road construction, a UFO landing, the forest police, glaciers as landscape architects and much more.

Opening hours:
Daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Until around the end of October 2024

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