Numerous visitors came to Steinach am Brenner in occasion of the Tunnel World reopening on the first July weekend. During the closure prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, both the content and the visual aspects of the exhibition were renewed. The official opening was inaugurated by Martin Gradnitzer, Member of BBT SE Board of Directors, and Josef Hautz, Mayor of Steinach am Brenner. The students from the Innsbruck Hötting secondary school were among the first guests to experience and discover all the new attractions at the Tunnel World.
More than ten additional exhibits offer interesting insights in the construction works for the Brenner Base Tunnel and invite keen visitors to interactively explore the project. The new highlights include a display tunnel which shows the equipment of the future railway tunnel under the Alps as well as a railway simulator, where you can sit in the driver's cab and travel between the Brenner and Innsbruck.Outdoor, prepare to be impressed by the tunnel boring machine's huge cutting head, which will give an idea of the size of these tunnelling machines.
The Tunnel World is located on two floors, on approximately 800 m² of exhibition space.The complex, exciting subject of tunnelling, as well as many other aspects that play an essential role in this project, are explained in the Infocentre in a wide range of different yet accessible ways. The exhibition is not only worth a visit for those who have technical knowledge, but it is guaranteed to make the whole family go "ahh!" and "wow!". Entrance is free of charge.