Bergauf Bergab - (Up hill and down dale) 10,000 Years of Mining in the Eastern Alps

31 October 2015 to 24 April 2016

Today, the highest mountain range in Europe attracts millions of tourists each year, and it's easy to travel to or cross the Eastern Alps by plane, train or road. But this hasn't always been the case. Ten thousand years ago, the last Ice Age had come to an end, but the harsh climate, endless swathes of difficult terrain and the lack of a road network made travelling to the region an incredibly challenging prospect. So why did the people of that time choose to build their lives in this hostile environment?

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