This is the Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by Werner Tscholl. The Timmelsjoch Experience is a walk along a historic trail used for trade in the mountains of Austria. The Experience features architectural sculptures along the way that serve to enlighten travelers about the history, culture, community and economy of the region. Tscholl designed the Pass Museum for The Experience that acts as an “ice cave” that documents the history of the Timmelsjoch trail.
The architectural sculpture was designed to blend into the natural landscape surrounding the Timmelsjoch Trail in an experimental way. The building serves as modern art and a testament to mans’ ingenuity in adjusting the landscape to live in harmony with it along the trail since ancient times. Because the modern road ribbons through high, steep and snowy elevations, the pass is only open from June through October each year; at least for cars.