Messner Mountain Museums

  Tucked into the Tyrol of NW Italy, living legend, Reinhold Messner has created six Messner Mountain Museums.  Created from historic structures such as castles and forts, each unique museum tells it’s own story:

  • CORONES:  devoted to the supreme discipline of mountaineering: the Trad Adventure Alpinism
  • FIRMIAN:   in Sigmundskron Castle near Bozen addresses the subject of man’s encounter with the mountains, showcasing Himalayan art and culture
  • DOLOMITES:  a spacious gallery housing a collection of unique paintings of the Dolomites
  • JUVAL:  in Juval Castle is dedicated to the Magic of the Mountain and houses several fine art collections
  • RIPA:  Bruneck Castle in the Puster Valley is devoted to the subject of mountain peoples
  • ORTLES: near Ortler, an underground structure at 1.900 m above sea-level, is devoted to the world of ice

 “I have dedicated to the mountains and the mountain culture a unique project, a network of museums located in six extraordinary places in South Tyrol and Belluno. The Messner Mountain Museum is a place of encounter with the mountains, with mountain people and ultimately with ourselves. Every visit is like a mountain tour, especially recommended when the weather is good, and an MMM round trip is a unique experience!”

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