From Grand Hotels to Wonky Shacks - Refuges in Tyrol
Year: 2017
Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.

Directed by Teresa Andreae

ORF / 3sat
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Format: 16:9

From Grand Hotels to Wonky Shacks - Refuges in Tyrol

Vom Grandhotel zur schrägen Kiste - Schutzhütten in Tirol

Many high Alpine refuges are more than 100 years old. Several outstanding examples of early alpinism in Tyrol now enjoy protected status. The Berliner Hütte in the Zillertal Alps is an outstanding example. This magnifi cent building from the turn of the century feels like a grand hotel, but securing the energy and water supply in the high mountains takes a huge amount of eff ort. Existing huts are given 'velvet' restorations; 'replacement structures' are put in the place of dilapidated huts. Three new refuges are currently under construction in South Tyrol. Which style should alpine buildings adopt? Experimental or traditional? That's one of the questions Teresa Andreae will pursue in her documentary. Hut owners, hut users and hut builders will all get a say.
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