Tirol Panorama in Innsbruck

Last updated on April 6th, 2022 at 01:22 pm

The largest work of art in the Tyrol, the giant circular painting called the Tirol Panorama, is located close to the Bergisel ski jump in Innsbruck.

During the 19th century, it was fashionable for a time to create circular paintings. Only about 30 of the 360-degree panorama paintings of that time have survived worldwide. One of them is the Tirol Panorama.

Part of the painting at the Tirol Panorama in Innsbruck
© Tiroler Landesmuseen | Mario Webhofer, W9 Studios

This impressive painting, which measures around 1,000 square metres and weighs 1,200 kilograms, depicts a battle of the Tyrolean war of liberation, the Battle of Bergisel in 1809. The giant painting has been housed in a new building since 2011, connected to the Kaiserjägermuseum, a protected historical monument, near the Bergisel ski jump.

Visitors can take a leisurely look at the detailed scenery from a platform in the middle of the round room. They can see not only the fighting, but also get an idea of what Innsbruck and the surrounding landscape looked like at the time.

The painting was created by the Munich painter Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939) under the supervision of the history painter Franz von Defregger (1835-1921) in only three months.

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