Alpenbund, Tyrolean resistance movement 1812/13, led by J. von Hormayr, encouraged by Archduke Johann in order to organise a revolt against Napoleon. When Metternich learned of the movement, Hormayr and his collaborator A. Schneider were arrested (1813), Archduke Johann was no longer allowed to enter Tyrol. The Alpenbund had no practical effect.
Further reading#H. Klier, Der Alpenbund, doctoral thesis, Innsbruck 1950.