P Eppan Frangart Schloss Sigmundskron MMM
P Eppan Frangart Schloss Sigmundskron MMM

Messner Mountain Museum

The Messner Mountain Museums, short MMM, belong to a project brought into being by the famous alpinist Reinhold Messner.

MMM Firmian, MMM Juval, MMM Dolomites, MMM Ortles, MMM Ripa and MMM Corones - that’s how the six Messner Mountain Museums are called. The famous alpinist created a unique mountain museum in six venues.

MMM Firmian represents the main museum - it is the administrative centre, but there is also a creative laboratory and a suitable ambiance for events. The focus of this museum is set on the mountains and the art and history of their ascent, whereas the so called “white tower” is dedicated to the history of South Tyrol.

MMM Juval is dedicated to the “myth of the mountains” and includes various exhibits by Reinhold Messner regarding this particular myth. Moreover the antique castle towering high above Naturno hosts the world’s largest Tibetica collection.

The MMM Dolomites on Monta Rite in the south of Cortina d’Ampezzo, located at 2,181 m asl, concentrates on “the vertical world” … of the Dolomites.

The MMM in Val Venosta, MMM Ortles, is based on the famous „king“ Ortles mountain peak. The museum „at the end of the world“ is an underground structure at 1,900 m asl and is devoted to the world of ice.

The fifth museum, called MMM Ripa, is dedicated to hill tribes. Venue for this interactive Mountain Museum is Brunico Castle. Reinhold Messner also intends to invite representatives of various hill tribes to this place in order to promote the exchange of experiences. Moreover there are exhibits regarding the culture of the Sherpa, Indios, Tibetans and Hunza.

The MMM Corones on the top of the Plan de Corones mountain is the sixth and last museum of the Messner Mountain Museum project. Located at 2,275 m asl. it is the highest museum of South Tyrol. The MMM Corones was opened in summer 2015 and illustrates the central topics the big walls and the life of the mountaineers with unique art collections and objects, which Reinhold Messner has treasured in his life.

Opening hours MMM Firmian:
from the third Sunday in March to the second Sunday in November
every day from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Thursday closing day

Opening hours MMM Juval:
from the fourth Sunday in March to June 30th
and from September 1st to the first Sunday in November
every day from 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday closing day

Opening hours MMM Dolomites:
open from June 1st to September 30th
in June and from mid September from 10 am to 5 pm
from July to mid September from 10 am to 6 pm
no closing day

Opening hours MMM Ortles:
from the fourth Sunday in May to the second Sunday in October
and from the second Sunday in December to May 1st
every day from 2 pm to 6 pm
in July and August from 1 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday closing day

Opening hours MMM Ripa:
from the second sunday in May until November 1st, from 10 to 6 pm
and from December 26th to April 25th, from 12 am to 6 pm (closed on December 24th and 25th)
Tuesday closing day

Opening hours MMM Corones:
from the first Saturday in June until the second Sunday in October and during the winter season 2018/2019 from December 1st to April 28th from 10 am – 4 pm. Open daily.

Further information:
Principal office MMM Firmian
Via Castel Firmiano 53, Bolzano
tel: +39 0471 631264
info@messner-mountain-museum.it

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