Tyrolean Alps  was a  massive nine-acre  scaled reproduction of the alpine region in Germany. It was given a grand location and was the most expensive Pike attraction at the Fair (three-quarters of a million dollars).  The formidable attraction included 21 buildings and gigantic naturally-painted  mountains of staff.

Originated by Mr Adolphus Busch, the  re-creation of Alpine scenery and village  centered on a snow-capped mountain tram-car ride through  alpine  valleys. Riders passed real cattle and goats as they ascended the peak.  The ride stopped
at  an Alpine village of cottages and
a chapel cut into the rocks.  Visitors
could visit a reproduction of
Mozart's birthplace, where
needlework, hats and other
souvenir could be purchased.
Tyrolean  dancers and musicians
entertained the crowds. Groups of
peasants garbed in native dress as
well as chorus groups performed
concerts.

Patrons could also attend a
performance of the Oberammergau 
Passion Play and enjoy coffee, tea
and strudel at the cafe.
 
The Luchow-Faust Cafe had seating
for 2,500 people and was catered by
Tony Faust from St. Louis and
August Luchow from New York City. 
It was billed as the largest German
restaurant in the world.

For an extra fee, the tram could  
continue up themountain to a
reproduction of the Royal Castle. An 
elevator  carried visitors to the mountain
top where they could view a waterfall
tumbling onto  a lake. 


The admission price was:

25 cents  adult admission
15 cents  children  admission

additional adult 10 cents for  Magic Grotto
additional child  5 cents for   Magic Grotto
additional adult 10 cents for  Royal Castle
additional child  5 cents for   Royal Castle
additional adult 25 cents for  Passion Play 
(extra 10 cents for reserved seat)
additional child  5 cents for    Passion Play 
(extra 10 cents for reserved seat)

25 cents  adult admission, 
15 cents  children  admission  for Rail
Excursion.

TYROLEAN ALPS
Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost: 750,000 dollars
Price of Admission-   see info. below
Exhibition Profit-       1,085,004.05  dollars
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Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
                   Web  Design and Art/Illustration   copyrighted  2008
The above picture was slightly modified  as I had to paint out a folded crease.
Tens of thousands of fairgoers entered this  attraction   daily.
The Village  at  the Tyrolean Alps.