27 May 2022, 2 pm
Opening of the new permanent exhibition Bunkered – Bunkers in South Tyrol
The new permanent exhibition on the bunkers in South Tyrol focuses on the Alpine Wall, which was built in the 1930s-1940s. It ran through the entire Alpine arc and numbered over 300 bunkers in South Tyrol alone, five of which are located in Franzensfeste. The Alpenwall was never completed. However, some of the bunkers were reactivated during the Cold War and expanded in case of an invasion from the East.
The exhibition aims to shed light on the hidden defensive structures, their historical and political backgrounds, as well as the technical requirements for the construction of the bunkers, and to emphasise the value of peaceful coexistence. Bunker No. 3, which belongs to Franzensfeste Fortress, can be visited with a booked guided tour.
Arno Kompatscher, President of the Province and Councillor for Museums
Massimo Bessone, Councillor for Construction, Land Registry, Cadastre and Heritage
Thomas Klapfer, Mayor of Fortezza and President of the Oppidum Association
Angelika Fleckinger, Director of Provincial Museums
Bunkerherrele Matthias Schönweger, Performance and visual artist, writer
Afterwards visit to the exhibition with
Esther Erlacher, Fortress Coordinator
Anita Rossi, Moderator, editor and journalist
Antonio Russo, Fortress Mediation
Karl Pircher, Exhibition design, Walking Chair