The main train station in Innsbruck after a 1944 air raid. From 'im Bombenkrieg' by Thomas Albrich.

War in the skies over Innsbruck: the cyclorama survived the air raids intact.

During the Second World War, the cyclorama was also a symbol of the will to survive on the home front. Beginning in 1943, Allied planes flew bombing missions over Tyrol, inflicting heavy damage. The owners of the cyclorama refused to move it out of the rotunda to a bomb shelter even though the nearby bridge across the Inn River was a strategic target for the air raids. The cyclorama nevertheless came through the war unscathed.