The Touriseum provides information not only about the tourist industry and its guests in earlier times, but also about holidaymakers, and those running, and employed in, the tourist industry nowadays.
In 2002 and 2014, the prize-winning documentary filmmaker, Karl Prossliner, carried out over 100 interviews with tourists and locals for the Touriseum, and he has brought the most significant excerpts together in a fascinating 60 minute video ("Gastgeber/Albergatori/Hosts"), which can be seen in one of the rooms of the permament exhibition.
Karl Prossliner was born in 1953 in Mals in the Vinschgau Valley. He studied directing in the film and television department of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Today he works in Meran as a freelance filmmaker. In the past ten years he has completed various film projects for museums, including several for the Touriseum. He has received numerous prizes for his work, such as the Fuji prize at the Munich documentary film festival (1990), the Genziana d'Oro at the Trento film festival (1998) and the Claus Gatterer prize for socially committed journalism (2009).