As part of an Interreg project – Priority axis 2 – nature and culture – a museum structure on the topic of Timmel_Transit is created directly at the Timmelsjoch. The active exploration of the natural and cultural heritage of the Hinterpasseier and Ötztal Valley to achieve sustainable growth and the realisation of the cross-border connections are further major activities of this Interreg project. As part of the museumisation of this area, dilapidated buildings are also restored and partly demolished, as they are also located in the area of the Texelgruppe Nature Park, among other areas.
As a result, this area at the Timmelsjoch is undergoing significantly improvements from an environmental point of view, as well as being culturally upgraded and made accessible to visitors in the form of the Timmel_Transit museum
This museum facility at the col is intended to provide illustrations of the documented 10,000-year-old transit route across the Timmelsjoch and to constitute an important addition to the already existing pass museum on the Austrian side, where only the road building history of the side of the Ötztal Valley is reappraised. Only by creating a further small structure on the Italian side, the museum concept is complete. Both small structures are intended to be connected by means of a circular route. Various anniversaries in 2018 shall be the starting point for the opening of the new structure: 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, 50-year anniversary of the opening of the Timmelsjoch Road on the Italian Side and more than 20 years since the Schengen Agreement has been in operation. The regional identity foundation and cross-border interlinking of this cultural heritage is more relevant than ever.