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Doubtlessly, you’ve passed by here at least once.
Perhaps you’ve even travelled through.
The village tunnel in Ischgl is a landmark – and there’s no quicker or more comfortable way to arrive at the Fimbabahn.
Doubtlessly, you’ve passed by here at least once. Perhaps you’ve even travelled through. The village tunnel in Ischgl is a landmark – and there’s no quicker or more comfortable way to arrive at the Fimbabahn. The village tunnel in Ischgl – There’s no stairway leading up, but there is the Fimbabahn. And to get there you have to pass through the village tunnel (Dorftunnel). From the heart of Ischgl, it’s the easiest way to arrive at the valley station. In getting from A to B, you wont have to move a muscle thanks to a conveyer belt system. While you’re propelled forward, you can take selfies with famous celebrities or admire the yearly snow sculptures at the Idalp. By the way, each of the stars featured on the walls has performed in Ischgl at least once.
The history of the village tunnel: In 2017 the village tunnel will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Construction works for the tunnel between the village centre and the Fimbabahn began in 1997. Just one year later the connection was complete and was newly equipped with a conveyer belt and an elevator. After about 10 years, the village tunnel was already starting to show its age, and so its walls were decorated with the photos mentioned above and a fresh coat of yellow paint, elements which give the tunnel its present-day character.
Today, the village tunnel not only fits well into the modern image of Ischgl, but has also developed into a tourist highlight. The mere 5 minutes through the tunnel would feel like torture if you have to drag all your gear with you. Especially if you have kids. Small wonder that the village tunnel is still as popular as ever. To learn more, check out the interactive village map of Ischgl.