After the start of the summit of the seven most important industrial nations in the world (G7) in Schloss Elmau near the border in Upper Bavaria on Sunday, the situation is “very calm”, according to the Tyrolean police. Around 500 local officials are on duty or on standby.
The head of public relations, Manfred Dummer, spoke to the APA of a “relaxed use”. The local officials carry out identity checks, reconnaissance and security patrols in alpine terrain and traffic diversions. Most drivers are well informed, Dummer noted. Only a few drivers without authorization were stopped at the German border and sent back. The bypass over the Inntalautobahn in the direction of Kufstein works perfectly. Controls in alpine terrain When it comes to alpine patrols, the focus is on the districts of Reutte, Innsbruck-Land, the city of Innsbruck and above all the nearby Seefeld Plateau, the police spokesman informed. Hiking routes and cycle paths would be controlled. Dummer advised that those who are out and about in the Wetterstein Mountains from June 26 to 28 should carry ID with them in the event of a check. G7 summits have almost traditionally been accompanied by protests. Dummer announced that around 400 opponents of the summit came together in Garmisch on Sunday for a demonstration. So far there have been no protests in Tyrol, and none have been announced.