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The way Up

Timmelsjoch is the deepest non-glaciated indentation in the main Alpine ridge between the Resia Pass and the Brenner Pass. Its name is older than that of the Brenner, first documented in 1241 as “Thymelsjoch” in a letter written by the Bavarian Counts of Eschenlohe. For centuries, the spelling “Timmeljoch” prevailed, only changing to “Timmelsjoch” during the construction of the paved road in the twentieth century, when modern surveying techniques were applied to earlier cartographic ideas to determine the best route.

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Taken on August 30, 2004