The path around the disposal site itself makes for a varied and interesting walk. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Padaster valley and observe the construction and transportation works on the valley floor.
Thematic panels provide interesting information on the BBT project, including the re-routing of the Padaster brook during the works. The circuit will take you through a 500 m underground water pipe with automatic lighting that turns on when one walks through it.
It can hold 7.5 million cubic metres of material - that’s three times the size of the Great Pyramids of Cheops!
The circuit will take you through a 500 m underground water pipe with automatic lighting that turns on when one walks through it.
The valley floor of the 1.4 kilometre long valley
Once the works are finished, the valley floor will be 80 metres higher than it was.
…and there’s lots more to discover in the Brenner Base Tunnel World
Auch für Exkursionen von Schülergruppen und Studierenden bieten sich die Tunnelwelten an. Auch für Exkursionen von Schülergruppen und Studierenden.
Follow the water pipe path on the sunny north side of the valley to the tunnel portal. Walk through the illuminated tunnel. At the exit portal, cross the Padaster brook and return to the entrance to the valley on the other side via the forest path and the new walking path with steps and a bridge.
Finally, you will reach the parking lot in front of the Chapel of St. Wendelin. If you follow the Jakobsweg, you will return to your starting point.
During the works on the BBT, a chapel was built at the southern entrance of the Padaster valley as a compensation measure. Originally, a small chapel dating back to the 19th century had been located further within the valley, dedicated to St. Wendelin, patron saint of shepherds and cowherds, farmers, fields and meadows.