Six places, six exhibitions, six experiences - Messner Mountain Museum
The Messner Mountain Museum, initiated by Reinhold Messner, is made up of
six different branches, which, like satellites, are dedicated to a specific
MMM Firmian in Sigmundskron Castle, near Bozen, focuses on the subject of
man’s encounter with the mountains; MMM Ortles in Sulden is devoted to
the glaciers and the world of eternal ice; at MMM Dolomites on Monte Rite
south of Cortina, the focus is on rock and mountain climbing in the
Dolomites; MMM Juval in Juval Castle in Vinschgau, is about the mountain
myths. MMM Ripa in Bruneck Castle narrates the story of the mountain
peoples and the sixth branch on Kronplatz (MMM Corones) is dedicated to
mountain history and also offers unique views of the great mountain cliffs
of the Dolomites and the Alps.
The Messner Mountain Museums are not conventional art or natural science
museums; they have an interdisciplinary design. Each museum is placed in a
unique location of great historic and geographical importance. Geography,
relics and works of art combine to form a whole. In addition to the
permanent exhibitions, there are annual temporary exhibitions.
Experiences, emotions, stories that together make up the relationship
between man and mountain are narrated in the Messner Mountain Museum,
bringing the mountain heritage closer to all of us.
In the spirit of William Blake: "When man and mountain meet, great things
Reinhold Messner dedicated this text and the excellent pictures to the
cooperation of South Tyrolean farms. We are very happy about the positive
response to our request and would like to thank him sincerely.