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02/28/24 - 03/06/24

SOUND FULL OF HARMONY

New Peace Bell of the Alpine Region in Mösern

With an impressive weight of 10,450 kilograms and a clapper weighing 303 kilograms, this newly manufactured bell was cast by the experienced craftsmen of the Grassmayr bell foundry and commissioned by the municipality of Telfs and the Seefeld Region Tourist Association. It is decorated with the coats of arms of all countries of the ARGE ALP and bears an inscription commemorating the founding of the 'Working Community of the Alpine Countries' in 1973. The Peace Bell in Mösern is the largest free-standing bell in the Alpine region.

In Mösern, visitors have the unique opportunity to experience this fascinating bell up close. The approximately 90-minute Peace Hiking Trail leads directly to the new viewing platform. There you can admire the bell and the magnificent view far over the Inn Valley. Many other hikes but also bike routes can be perfectly combined with a trip to the Peace Bell and it is also worth a visit in winter. This bell has its own story to tell and represents a unique facet of our cultural and historical identity.

Important information

  • Open: all year round
  • We recommend public transport to the bus stop "Mösern Kirche" (guest card = public transport ticket)
  • Peace bell rings daily at 17:00
  • For the 17:00 bell ringing at the Peace Bell, we recommend free parking with a parking disc during the week and free parking at the weekend at the information office or along the road at the Inntalerhof. From there you can reach the Peace Bell on foot in just a few minutes.
  • The place can also be booked for events and weddings (contact - We are Telfs - municipality of Telfs)

THE PEACE BELL COMES BACK TO LIFE

The history and significance of the peace bell

Peace bells are far more than mere sonorous instruments; they carry a profound spiritual meaning and symbolise our longing for a more harmonious future. With its struck key, the Peace Bell in Mösern is a living testimony to cross-border cooperation and peace in the heart of the Alpine region. The Peace Bell was inaugurated in Mösern in 1997 to commemorate the founding of ARGE ALP (Alpine Working Community) 25 years ago. The imposing memorial was brought to life by the initiative of Eduard Wallnöfer, a former governor of Tyrol. However, the successful realisation of the project is mainly due to the persistent efforts of Helmut Kopp, the then mayor of Telfs. The bell bears the inscription "For the good neighbourliness and peace of the Alpine countries" as well as the coats of arms of all ARGE-ALP countries. Its sounds often convey a meditative calm and create a contemplative atmosphere.

In 2023, Austria's largest free-standing bell had to be recast due to fine cracks. In addition, it was relocated within Mösern after negotiations with the property owners at the previous location failed. The freshly cast "Peace Bell of the Alpine Region", weighing 10,450 kg and with a clapper of 303 kg, was transported to its new location at the former Menthof site and installed there. The imposing peace bell proclaims its message of peace every day at 5 pm with an impressive sound.

Important facts

  • Weight of the bell (with clapper): 10.5 tons
  • Weight of the clapper: 303 kilograms
  • Tyrol's largest bell has the striking tone f/0
  • Diameter (at the opening): 2.5 metres
  • The peace bell of the Alpine region rings for peace, friendship and good neighbourliness every day at 5 p.m. It can be heard from afar.

A journey of sound and tradition

The journey and the installation of the Peace Bell

The carefully crafted Peace Bell was made by the experienced craftsmen of the Grassmayr Bell Foundry in Innsbruck. Its journey began when it was carefully packed and then transported via Telfs to its new destination. In glorious late summer weather, the bell was expertly installed and now rises majestically above picturesque Mösern.

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Behind the scenes

Unveiling of the Mösern Peace Bell

Friedensglocke in Mösern - Transport und Aufbau der neuen Glocke in der Region Seefeld

Steps of peace

Discover our hiking trails to the Peace Bell

Peace Walk

Easy

Hiking tour

Thematic route

+1

Start Point: Seewaldalm

End Point: Peace Bell

4,60 km

01:45 h

97 hm

101 hm

1287 m

View Map

Circular walking path lake Möserer See & Kalvarienberg

Easy

Hiking tour

Village walks

+1

Start Point: Mösern information office

End Point: Mösern information office

2,70 km

01:15 h

73 hm

1288 m

View Map

Hill Brunschkopf (Circular Walk)

Medium

Hiking tour

Circular hike

Start Point: Seefeld WM hall

End Point: Seefeld WM hall

12,00 km

04:00 h

386 hm

1497 m

View Map

Viewpoint Brunschkopf via Möserer Höhe

Medium

Hiking tour

Start Point: Information center Mösern

End Point: Viewpoint Brunschkopf

8,00 km

03:00 h

284 hm

1498 m

View Map

Viewpoint Brunschkopf via forest road

Medium

Hiking tour

Start Point: lake Möserer See

End Point: Brunschkopf

9,00 km

03:00 h

284 hm

1496 m

View Map

Jakobsweg Etappe 12: from Buchen to Telfs/Mötz

Medium

Pilgrimage trail

Start Point: Ropferstub'm Buchen

End Point: Telfs / Mötz

23,70 km

06:00 h

711 hm

1310 m

View Map

Contemplative steps in winter

Discover our winter hiking trails to the Peace Bell

Long distance hiking in snow section 2

Medium

Winter walking

Start Point: Music pavilion Leutasch

End Point: Iinformation office Mösern

16,00 km

05:00 h

402 hm

324 hm

1393 m

Open

View Map

W30: Winter hiking "Path of Peace"

Easy

Winter walking

Start Point: Seewaldalm

End Point: Seewaldalm

4,60 km

01:30 h

97 hm

101 hm

1287 m

Open

View Map

Peace on two wheels

Discover our bike tours to the Peace Bell

Important note: The official cycle routes do not lead directly to the Peace Bell. Nevertheless, it is easily possible to make a small diversions and visit the impressive Peace Bell during your next cycle tour. We recommend taking this opportunity to plan a short detour to the Peace Bell!

Biketour Seefeld - Mösern - Wildmoos - Katzenkopf - Fludertal - Seefeld

Medium

Mountainbike tour

Start Point: Seefeld parking Gschwandtkopf

End Point: Seefeld parking Gschwandtkopf

27,20 km

657 hm

651 hm

1368 m

View Map

Biketour No. 5068 Mösern-Brunschkopf

Medium

Mountainbike tour

Start Point: Mösern

End Point: Aussichtsplattform Brunschkopf

4,50 km

268 hm

4 hm

1510 m

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Biketour No. 544 Mösern-Wildmoos around the Brunschkopf

Medium

Mountainbike tour

Start Point: Information office Mösern

End Point: Information office Mösern

11,80 km

320 hm

1364 m

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Arrival

Reach the Peace Bell

Peace Bell

Brochweg , 6100 Mösern

Mobility

Reach Mösern by bus

Line 434 (Seefeld - Mösern - Telfs) operates daily. The PlateauCard guest card and in winter a valid cross-country skiing ticket are valid as a ticket on this line. Otherwise the VVT tariff guidelines apply for this route (more info here).

Parking

Parking facilities for car drivers

Webcam