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The 6 Messner Mountain Museums

Once upon a time... there was a small house in Sulden in Vinschgau, where extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner opened his mini-museum Curiosa in 1993. Two years later, when MMM Juval was opened, the success story of the Messner Mountain Museums began - by the year 2016, 5 more museums were added: Dolomites, Ortles, Firmian, Ripa and Corones.

The heart of the entire museum project, the MMM Firmian, is located at Castle Sigmundskron near Bolzano and introduces you to the history and art of mountaineering. If you want to broaden your fascination with mountaineering with the magic of castles and palaces in South Tyrol, visit the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa at Castle Buneck in the Puster Valley and the Messner Mountain Museum Juval, which is housed in a castle near Naturno. Further west in Vinschgau, or more precisely in Sulden am Ortler, the highest mountain in South Tyrol, you can find the Messner Mountain Museum Ortles, dedicated to the topic "ice". On the other hand, you can look forward to real Dolomite rocks when you visit the Messner Mountain Museum Dolomites on Monte Rite in the province of Belluno, a fortress from the First World War. And last but not least, the MMM Corones, designed by Zaha Hadid, the British star architect with Iraqi roots, was built on the top of the Kronplatz near Bruneck.

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Overview of all Messner Mountain Museums in South Tyrol and the Dolomites

MMM Juval

MMM Juval

Mask collections from five continents, an adventure library, a gallery with images of the Sacred Mountains of the World and a Tibetika collection, are just a few of the sights in the MMM Juval, the museum of Reinhold Messner, which is located in the medieval castle of Juval at the entrance to the Val Senales. You can also visit a small mountain animal park.
MMM Dolomites

MMM Dolomites

"The Museum in the Clouds", as the MMM at Monte Rite, is also called, is dedicated to the magic of the "pale mountains". It is located on the 2,181 m high Monte Rite, between Pieve di Cadore and Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno. Due to its unique location alone, the MMM Dolomites, which is entirely dedicated to the topic "rock", is always worth a visit.
MMM Ortles

MMM Ortles

The area of King Ortler - there is no more appropriate place for a museum dedicated to the topic "ice". It is completely underground, and visitors get a wonderful view of the eternal ice and the glaciers in an exhibition area of 300 square meters. The collection of ice tools also provides insights into alpine history.
MMM Firmian

MMM Firmian

The Messner Mountain Museum is housed in the old walls of Sigmundskron Castle and complemented by a modern steel and glass structure. The Rheinhold Messner museum was opened in 2006 and tells of the importance of the mountains for the people and, among other things, has various objects which Messner himself has collected on display.
MMM Ripa

MMM Ripa

The museum at Brunico Castle is dedicated to the mountain peoples of the world. It aims to connect the mountain peoples of all over the world and to invite an exchange between the cultures. The name "Ripa" is also the Tibetan name for "mountain man". Works of art and everyday objects bring this foreign world closer. Sherpas, Indians, Tibetans, Walser, Mongolians or Hunzukuks - The MMM Ripa is a meeting place for them all.
MMM Corones

MMM Corones

This is the youngest MMM member and it was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid. It can be visited at the peak of the 2,265 m high Kronplatz near Bruneck. It is not only the highest museum in South Tyrol, but also the only one built according to parametric standards. The focus: the supreme discipline of mountaineering and the great walls, illustrated by collections, pictures and various objects.

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