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.
- 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.
- 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.
Behind the scenes
Unveiling of the Mösern Peace Bell
Steps of peace
Discover our hiking trails to the Peace Bell
Contemplative steps in winter
Discover our winter hiking trails to the Peace Bell
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!
Reach the Peace Bell
Reach Mösern by bus
Parking facilities for car drivers