Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE COLLEGE
ARITHMETIC AND GEOMETRY
6. How to get to Alpbach:
Alpbach is situated at the end of the Alpbachtal.
Alpbach is easy to reach by car on the Inn Valley Autobahn from Innsbruck
or Kufstein. Take the Kramsach exit. Then it is just nine kilometers to Alpbach.
The nearest InterCity railway stations are Wörgl (25 km) and Jenbach
Taxi shuttle from railway station to the hotel "Böglerhof" can be called under the phone number:
The nearest airports are Innsbruck (57 km) and Munich (160 km). Transfer from Innsbruck airport takes approximate 45 minutes.
Some information about Alpbach:
Alpbach in summer is a sea of flowers. The village of Alpbach lies in the midst of a romantically wild mountain idyll. In summer it is the picturesque starting point for extended hikes, mountain bike tours, paragliding, and much more.
Alpbach retains its traditions. In the village there has always been a desire for harmony, security, beauty and cultural identity. In 1953 the municipal councillors passed the new building regulations stipulating that all new buildings have to harmonize with the traditional Alpbach style.
Tourism in Alpbach:
Alpbach offers a total of 2,500 guest beds in hotels, inns, apartment houses, farms and private accommodations. The idyllic mountain village logs an average of 300,000 bed nights with a well-balanced summer and winter season. Tourism is the major source of income for the locals, although there are still 105 working farms - about the same number as 100 years ago.
Although Alpbach was first mentioned in a document in 1150, the first settlers already arrived at the turn of the millennium. The patron saint of the parish church is St. Oswald, former king of Northumbria in England. Today´s baroque-style church was built in 1720.
At the beginning of the 15th century copper and silver ore was found at Gratlspitz, Schatzberg and Luegergraben. In the middle ages ore mining was in the hand of the Fugger family, a German mercantile and banking dynasty. Böglerhof used to be the Fugger´s administrative headquarters and miners´ court. There already existed two inns at that time: the "Böglerhof" and the "Jakober". Mining was discontinued in the mid 19th century due to too little output.
Over the decades, the atmosphere of a free spiritual community of thinkers meeting in the liberating setting of the Alpbach Valley has attracted many famous names from the worlds of science, business, the arts and politics - people who have themselves shaped the thinking of their age, such as Ernst Bloch, James Buchanan, Ralf Dahrendorf, Gottfried von Einem, Friedrich von Hayek, Cardinal Franz König, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Raimund Popper, Erwin Schrödinger, Fritz Wotruba, Indira Gandhi, Jacques Delors, Yitzak Rabin, Bruno Kreisky and many others.