Local endogenous development
and urban regeneration of small alpine towns


WP5 Grainau

Creation/implementation of trade sities and development of tourism industry

Case-project abstract
  • Strengthen the existing trade and industry
  • Create new rough drafts for further trade sites
  • Job creation out of the tourism industry
  • Examinations of external experts, to the above case
  • The inhabitants concerned will be involved into the workshops
Reasons for the choice of this case-project
  • Since few years there is an increase of decline at the retail trade as well as a decline at the supply and variety of business and trade
  • All jobs out off the tourism are in other towns
  • Large flow off purchasing
  • Small future prospects for young people
Adopted methodology
  • Stocktaking of existing trade and industry companys
  • Analyse of the existing problems by means of model companys
  • Development of basic solutions / rough drafts for small alpine communities
Expected benefits (local and regional levels)
  • Readiness of the persons carrying on a trade to invest again more in their businesses
  • Departure moral in favour of young people
  • Creating more secure jobs in long terms

Are follow-up activities foreseen ?

Yes, but not yet defined

Expected value added (other than financial) from the participation to an INTERREG project

Getting experiences out of the other project partners, which are possibly can be transferred to your own territory and which could be make an efficient work possible by similar problematic nature. As well we can find some solution points by the other partners.

Output indicators
  • A busy village site through out
  • A more lively village site through out increasing more customers attendance
  • Reopening of trade and business
  • New base of businesses
  • More turnover

2 feasibility studies

Impact indicators

Involvement of experts and local stakeholders into the project, in order to take it forward to the implementaion phase

Name of the town/s concerned

Municipality Grainau

Demographic, social and economic situation of the town/s concerned and specifically identified problems

Through out overage of the inhabitants, exodus of young people

Connected with it, the attractivity to live at the village goes down

A specifically problem is created through out the situation rather through out the landscape, because this is very attractive for elderly people to live here. Therefore there is a rental income increase and so the interest for young people to live at the village has been dropped.

Role of the mountain resource within the local development chances of the town/s concerned (positive or negative)

The housing market through out of the high rental (older aged residence) can not be financed by young peoples or families

Through out of the mono structure of tourism, the job market is only structured seasonal

Expected contribution of the foreseen actions towards the development of the town/s concerned
  • Positive influence on the job market for the inhabitants
  • Economic business through out reopening of trade and settlement of business settlement again
  • Therefore are higher tax yield for the municipality, which will be given back to the improvement of the village structure

Who is the responsible for the concrete development of the project?

Municipality Grainau, experts (not yet decided)

How are activities sub-contracted?

Call for tenders - for concrete subjects as described

Beside the partner, which administrative authorities are involved in the project? How?

Government of Upper Bavaria -

Investigated measures, guarantee for a direct realization

Who are the main local/regional project actors?

Municipality Grainau

Are there important actors who are not integrated or are opposing the project?


The case is isolated or integrated within a broader frame/ programme of activities? How? How are these activities being financed?


Government of Upper Bavaria ?

Investigated measures, guarantee for a direct realization

Timetable for the project development (July 2004 - May 2006)

Start: October 2004 till May 2006

Are experts (non SSC) involved into the case and research activities undertaken for the case? What is their role?

Not yet - call for tenders