Autumn is over and with it ended the hiking season. The ski season has not begun yet. When you start to miss the Alps in this “in between-period”, you should visit the Alpine museum on the “Praterinsel”.
Paintings and graphics from Dürer’s time up to the present, historical documents, photos and pieces of mountaineers´equipment are to be seen. They all deal with the fascination which the Alps always exerted on people and explain the “conquest” and use of the Alps by scientists, tourists and sportsmen.
Beside the permanent exhibition which gives an overview about the history of the alpinism, special exhibitions on different subjects of alpinism are shown regularly. Right now till the end of 2014 the subject “Development pressures in the Alps” will stand in the centre of the exhibition and event work. The Austrian author Christoph Ransmayr in whose novels and essays encounters with natural and landscape development always played a big role makes the prelude on the 27th of November, 2013. The lighter forms of literature are also represented: during the Detective fiction festival Munich in 2014 a reading of a prominent author of crime novels will take place in the house on the island.
The Alpine museum is open Tuesdays till Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Admission fee is 4.50 €.
Attention: There are no parking bays near the museum, therefore you should use public transport. You can reach the alpine museum:
• with the tram line 18, stop Mariannenplatz
• with the subway U4 / U5, stop Lehel
• with the S-Bahn, stop Isartor