Market place

Stand 1

Exhibition “Klimaladen”

Learn about the impacts of your daily consumption on climate, the social and the regional system

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 2

Modal shift

About the need for constructive dialogues to reduce road cargo traffic in and through the Alps
Freight transport is a key feature of economic activity in the Alpine region and Europe but it has considerable environmental and sociocultural impacts. Since 1989 the Alpine Initiative is calling for modal shift of freight transport from road to rail. The menace of growing goods transport and rising CO2 emissions call for strong measures – especially in the Alpine region. With the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel, the business case of shifting from road to rail has become all the more credible.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 3


Making links between past and present : the database Viatimages and the multimedia application WonderAlp
We propose an interactive demonstration of Viaticalpes Production ®:
• exploring the images of Alpine travel writing via the database Viatimages
• visiting WonderAlp, a Alpine ‘Wunderkammer’
• showing books and multimedia products
We use new technology and digital humanities to promote interactivity and agency by the public. Visitors will be welcomed and guided by two scholars, Dr. Daniela Vaj, historian and specialist in Library & Information Science (University of Lausanne), and Prof. Dr. Simona Boscani Leoni (University of Berne), a specialist on Johann Jacob Scheuchzer and the social history of science.

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 4

Integrated territorial strategies for Services of General Interest (SGI)

How to assure the delivery of SGI in the long run via integrated, territorial strategies and policies: the "INTESI" Interreg Alpine Space project
The market stand is meant to inform the visitors about our running Interreg Alpine Space Project "Intesi".
Services of general interest (SGI) are the responsibility of authorities at different levels. Up to now, authorities and service providers tend to have a strictly sectorial approach to SGI. This leads to isolated solutions which neither benefit from potential synergies nor optimize the use of public money. Therefore there is a need for a better horizontal and vertical coordination of SGI and for their inclusion into integrated territorial strategies. The main objective of "Intesi" is to assure the delivery of SGI in the long run via integrated, territorial strategies and policies. Different approaches to achieving this will be illustrated at the market stand.

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 5

Demonstration of glacier changes since 1850

The changes in glaciation and their effects on the runoff from high mountain regions – the example of the Ötztal Alps
The changes in glaciation and their effects on the runoff from high mountain regions have been monitored and documented over decades by the Commission for Geodesy and Glaciology in the Vernagtferner area, Oetztal Alps. The insights concerning climate change can be explained to students, mountaineers and hikers in a very convincing way, and motivation for a responsible way to treat the Alpine environment fostered.


Stand 6

Alpine Pasture Action: New Ways to Preserve Biodiversity

Special animals, unique people and fine products

Biodiversity of alpine landscapes is one of the biggest treasures of alpine regions by providing the basics for and quality of life. Due to agricultural developments, the habitats found in the alpine cultural landscape are severely threatened. The Interreg project „Alpine Pasture Action – New Ways to Preserve Biodiversity” indicates ways in which this negative trend can be counteracted by grazing activities with indigenous livestock breeds. Different methods for the sustainable management of pastures which are valuable from a nature conservation perspective were developed and practical recommendations are provided. Besides extensive background knowledge and scientific results we present parts of our touring exhibition and the attendant reader in English and German.
Additionally we present a selection of products from indigenous livestock breeds such as the Blobe goat or the Alpine Steinschaf and various information on these rare and highly attractive animals. Moreover, we show old techniques of manufacture such as spinning and felting.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 8

Bavarian Cycle Network

Family friendly cycle paths with route descriptions, maps, points of interest (POIs) and cycle route planner
Promote family friendly cycle paths with route descriptions, maps, POIs and cycle route planner, also via apps, including public transport time table. This is a non-profit organization.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 9


Attitudes, values and indicators for a sustainable built environment: from buildings to territories
- Show the CESBA path to meet EUSALP goals
- Performance indicators for a sustainable built environment (houses, neighbourhoods, territories)
- Participation in the European bottom-up movement
- Regional needs and European targets
- CESBA ALP project building on previous ASP projects

Contact: CESBA Initiative

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 10

Regional Management in Mountain Areas

A cooperative Master's programme of BFH, HSW and MUAS
Bern University of Applied Sciences / School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL (Switzerland), the University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf HSW (Germany) and Munich University of Applied Sciences MUAS (Germany) jointly run a Master's programme enabling graduates to work in the wide field of Regional Management in Mountain Areas. We will give a presentation of the programme and of the job opportunities linked to our practical and scientific education.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 11

Cancelled: Northern than Trento southern than Bolzano (ANTASB)

*This market stand has been canceled.*

A three years multidisciplinary investigation and territorial network building through a hidden border

13. - 14.10.2016

Stand 12

Journal of Alpine Research

An international, multi-disciplinary journal
The Journal of Alpine Research | Revue de géographie alpine is a widely referenced international, multi-disciplinary journal. It publishes original scientific articles on spatial and environmental issues affecting the Alpine Arc and other mountains of Europe, as well as other mountain regions of the world. All the social sciences (geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, etc.) are invited to contribute to discussion and debate on issues concerning mountain areas. All the articles published since the first issue can be accessed on (1913-2006) and on its web site since 2006.

12. - 14.10.2014

Stand 13

Join Efforts to Tackle Climate Change in Alpine Municipalities

Joint Efforts to Tackle Climate Change in Alpine Municipalities
The market stand will inform about how Alpine cities in European countries challenge the issue of climate change, and how the project PEACE_Alps tackles this issue by bundling activities and enhancing their implementation. Visitors will be invited to interact and contribute to the topic and to share experiences made in their own municipality. People can directly observe the results of a live survey on a screen and are invited to take part in the discussion.

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 14

AirView-Fly in VR through the Central Alps

Discover the Alps in VR (Virtual Reality) by breathtaking views from the air in 360 degree mode
Virtual Reality (VR) is the technology of the future. To create content for VR is a big opportunity. With VR glasses (OculusVR, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard) we let you fly over the mountains, across valleys, and so on. Tourism publicity, product presentations and other facilities use VR technology to increase communication via emotions. You will really hold your breath!

Contact: Spherea3D GmbH

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 15

Eat Alps

Typical alpine food specialities from selected destinations of the Alpine Pearls network
The market stand aims at presenting some best practices with regard to typical alpine food specialities from selected destinations in the network Alpine Pearls, as an instrument for a successful transversal and sustainable regional development of Alpine areas. High quality food and traditional products effectively connect people living in the Alps with people visiting the Alps, increasing the awareness of both. For Alpine Pearls, a network of 25 municipalities in 6 Alpine countries promoting sustainable tourism focused on soft mobility, "culinarium" is a fundamental part of the touristic offer.

Contact: Alpine Pearls

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 17

Magical Mountains

100 years of alpine tourism on the TV screen
Images broadcast by television contribute to building a narrative which is clearly affected by social, economic and cultural context.
How has alpine tourism been “staged” on television during the last century? How has television, since the 1950s, cast its eye on the transformation of mountain territories induced by tourism?
"Magical Mountains, 100 years of alpine tourism on the screen" ( is a thematic and interactive fresco using more than 120 iconographic and audiovisual archives.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 18

Mountains for Europe’s Future

Discussion of the paper "Mountains for Europe's Future" addressing Horizon 2020
Mountains cover 36% of Europe’s area and cross many national borders, and actively provide ecosystem services for all Europeans, even those living in distant lowland regions. During 2015 and 2016, a strategic research agenda for Europe’s mountains has been developed, coordinated by the Swiss-Austrian Alliance (CH-AT). The research agenda outlines why mountains are important on a European scale and offers recommendations for activities on mountain topics within Horizon 2020. It presents six proposals structured along the programme’s societal challenges: health, demographic change and wellbeing; food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry; secure, clean and efficient energy; smart, green and integrated transport; climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; and Europe in a changing world. We would like to invite you to further discuss and develop the strategic research agenda.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 19

Nature and Sports

Unconventional ways to inform the public about the environment

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Stand 20

“Refugien” in the Alpine Region

How to sustainably develop small hamlets and settlements with a high building-cultural value in remote locations in a long-term, economically viable way.
We regard “Refugien” to be small hamlets or settlements with a high building culture in remote locations. The market stand addresses measures with which to gently and sustainably develop such “Refugien” in the Alpine region. The aim is to manage them in a long-term, economically viable way. Often, settlements struggle with considerable migration due to difficult economic conditions. That also endangers the preservation of such cultural heritage. Far away from the hectic professional, everyday world, this heritage and its remote locations offer a tourism potential, meeting demand for places of retreat. Maintaining such “Refugien” is an opportunity for the population: upholding local traditions, preserving building culture heritage and ensuring landscape conservation. Concrete measures and methods for sustainable development are discussed. To create added value going beyond local development, a national tourist network of “Refugien” is planned.

13. - 14.10.2016

Stand 21

MORECO – Mobility and Residential Costs

Tools and solutions for residential choices that minimize mobility costs and facilitate sustainable spatial development
Presentation of the results of the Alpine Space project MORECO: proposing solutions for residential choices that minimize mobility costs and facilitate sustainable spatial development. Interactive online tools give concrete answers to housing and mobility cost alternatives and indicate the quality of locations for private persons and for spatial planning processes.

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 22

Bike path Munich-Venice

Cycling pleasure from the Alps to the Mediterranean
From Munich’s Marienplatz to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square the new cycle path connects Germany´s most southern metropolis with Italians laguna-pearl on the Adriatic.
In between you can have spectacular landscape experiences in the Alpine Arc and the Dolomites, a UNESCO global heritage site. Over a distance of 600 km you can get a taste of 3 nations, 10 top holiday destinations and many impressions of the variety of life in the Alps.

13. - 14.10.2016

Stand 23

Discover the Alps

Do you know the Alps? Can you see the differences? Can you hear them? Join us in discovering the Alps!
The Alps are known for their diversity – biological, geographical, cultural. On this market stand the visitors will have a chance to immerse themselves into the diversity of the Alps and play different games in order to get to know the Alps– join us and find your place in the Alps, listen to different Alpine dialects and test your knowledge of the Alps.
Visit our exhibition or talk to us about the Alps and your view of the Alps and their needs in the future. Get material to learn more about the Alps, take home a souvenir or send it to a friend.

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 24

Youth Parliament to the Alpine Convention (YPAC)

Youth Participation in the Alpine Area
The YPAC was founded by Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck and the Alpine Convention. It brings together young people from different regions to discuss current topics regarding the Alpine region in a parliamentary simulation. It aims at giving insights into parliamentary structures as well as current topics which are of concern to the Alpine region. Moreover, it is a platform for a cultural exchange and networking among young people. The YPAC is a students’ parliament for representatives of all member states of the Alpine Convention, during which issues of the Alpine region are discussed from the point of view of young people.

Two delegates from Gymnasium Sonthofen and Karolinen-Gymnasium Rosenheim take part in in the Alp Week in Grassau to represent the YPAC in the market place and to inform about the resolutions passed at the YPAC meeting in Bassano di Grappa in May 2016.

Contact: Winfried Engeser

13. - 14.10.2016

Stand 25

Chiemgauer Alpen and Chiemgauer-Seenplatte

Two successful LEADER regions at the foot of the Alps
How local actors develop their home region! Experiences and examples of two successful local action groups.
Contributors: Christian Fechter (LAG Chiemgauer Alpen) & Kolja Zimmermann (LAG Chiemgauer-Seenplatte)

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 26

Tolmin – Alpine town of the year 2016

Synergies of commitment, actions and pleasure holding the title Alpine town of the year 2016 and beyond.
The Alps are a show(case) because the mountain people have the guts to do it. No matter the size, importance or political situation, alpine towns of the year are trying to be leaders in terms of compliance with the principles of the Alpine Convention. This year, the truly bottom up initiative is focused on the small Slovenian town of Tolmin. Under the umbrella of a green economy you can find a developing tourism destination in the Soča valley combining traditional elements with development challenges. It is not only learning by doing, but rather experiencing by visiting (GPS (N) : 46,1819 GPS (E) : 13,7335).

12. - 14.10.2016

Stand 27

German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s Electric Mobility Roadshow

Providing ideas, tools and strategies for municipalities to advance Electric Mobility.

Contact: Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

12. - 13.10.2016

Stand 28

Alpine Post Office

Sale of special edition stamp ‘Alps’

Opening hours:
Wednesday 11:30 - 16:30
Thurdsay 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00

12. - 14.10.2016