Experience mountains in the metropolisThe wait for the first snow and the approaching Christmas holidays can be shortened in a fun way with a walk through the Alpine Museum of the German Alpine Association (DAV), which is located in Munich on Prater Island in the Isar. For the museum has set itself the objective of bringing a passion for mountains into the metropolis.
The fascinating and extreme landscapes of the Alps can be admired on paintings, graphics, photos and posters. On their way through the permanent exhibition, visitors can – with the aid of a number of historic objects and documents trace the exploitation of the mountains by science, tourism and sport from the end of the 18th century to the end of the Second World War.
As well as exciting episodes of great mountaineers and heroes of Alpine skiing, the exhibition also includes items of equipment from expeditions which tell of the struggles of the people who want to conquer the mountains. In addition, critical developments of mountaineering through to a mass movement and its occasional appropriation by politics are not omitted in the presentation.
In recent years, the Alps have been exposed to far-reaching changes due to climate change, economic pressures in tourism and various development projects in the area of renewable energy. The current special exhibition in the Alpine Museum “Alps under Pressure. Development Projects in the Alpine Region” not only indicates the problems of an almost unlimited exploitation of the mountains, but also shows ways of preserving the special quality of experience of the natural and cultivated landscape of the Alps can be in the future.
For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.