Brenner Pass


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Brenner Pass

(brĕ`nər), Ital. Brennero, Alpine pass, 4,495 ft (1,370 m) high, connecting Innsbruck, Austria, with Bolzano, Italy. The lowest of the principal Alpine passes, it was an important Roman route through which many invasions of Italy were made. A long carriage road was built c.1772, and the railroad was completed in 1867. The pass became the border between Italy and Austria after World War I. During World War II, Hitler and Mussolini held three meetings there. Today the Brenner Highway, constructed in the early 1970s, is one of the major roads between Austria and Italy.

Brenner Pass

a pass over the E Alps, between Austria and Italy. Highest point: 1372 m (4501 ft.)
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Echoing his counterpart, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said there was "no emergency" at the Brenner Pass, and Italian and Austrian police were cooperating perfectly.
Within Europe's borderless Schengen Area, the Brenner Pass is one of the routes that migrants use as they head toward wealthy northern Europe.
Officials say this is the third violent demonstration at the Brenner Pass in just over a month.
Intrigued by his proposal, the OSS recruits and trains Hall for this very mission, and within months he is covertly roaming the Italian Alps, evading the ruthless searches of thousands of German troops, and systematically destroying targets of opportunity as he postures for the ultimate mission of closing the Brenner Pass.
They were to locate and identify enemy formations, ascertain the status of jet aircraft production in the redoubt, and monitor enemy traffic, especially in the vital Brenner Pass area.
O'Donnell, a military historian, recounts how during World War II, the Brenner Pass in the Alps, which linked Italy with Austria, became part of a covert operation to bring supplies and troops to the Third Reich.
The Brenner Pass through the Alps links which two countries?
He said: "On our recent holiday to Austria we went on a day trip to Vipitano in Italy and crossed the Brenner Pass.
The Luxembourg Presidency's compromise provides for increases of up to 15% on the initial cost of tolls (compared with 25% in the Commission's initial proposal) but with a 25% exception for the Brenner pass.
The tour takes a scenic drive in the Tyrolean Alps and over the Brenner Pass plus a sightseeing tour of Rome.
As a major crossroads, the town offers a wide choice of side-trips into Bavaria, to Salzburg, or over the Brenner Pass to the Italian Tyrol, the Dolomite Mountains and even further to Verona or Venice.
Austria has for several months been seeking a satisfactory settlement for reducing traffic through the Brenner Pass towards Italy.