A rural building named Brandstätt, still in existence in 1983. © de Mas Brigitte / Gemeinde Fusch an der Glocknerstraße

A / S: Fusch an der Glockner- straße: Topotheque online

Fusch an der Glocknerstraße is a municipality in a region that has changed particularly significantly due to tourism. It is particularly impressive here, as you can see from the first entries in the new Topotheque, how a place has developed from agriculture and mining to a spa and sports resort. As early as 1897, a postmark with the term „Bad“ (Spa) announced the new orientation of the community. The early photographs are very vivid and still show the classic „farmhouse“, in which function and construction determine the form in an unadulterated manner, before detached elements become set pieces of tourist folklore. The picture of the Römerhof, which is framed by the colorful cars of the 1970s and whose supposedly wooden balconies are in reality cantilevered concrete slabs, shows the contrast of this development. A typical example of the tourism style that defined many holiday regions in the 1970s with the rustic hotels in this form and which was replaced again in the 2010s by a lighter and more self-confident style. For many holiday guests, old photos certainly offer memories of their own childhood and youth, which they associate with beautiful experiences in Fusch. In addition to these connections to the tourist past, the Topotheque should also show what is specific to the region in order to enable visitors and locals alike to look back at the origins of life in Fusch.