At its opening, in August 1838, the fort was considered an architectural masterpiece among the fortification works. Bomb-proof and cleverly designed in every detail, this barrier would have prevented the passage of any army. But no enemy army ever came to the gates and the structure was mainly used as a depot.

Today you'll find within its walls a 200 m² exhibition area where the project of the Brenner Base Tunnel is presented in its technical versatility, but also the themes of nature and culture that revolve around it. The highlights of the exhibition are the virtual trips in the gallery as well as the multimedia simulation of the tunnel excavation.