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 the mountain 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.  

Adolphus Busch purchased the attraction with an idea of using it as a summer attraction for theatre, but this was never completed. 


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.

Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost: 750,000 dollars
Price of Admission-   see info. below
Exhibition Profit-       1,085,004.05  dollars 
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.