Gampen Gallery, Gampenpass

Gampenpass - Passo Palade , U. lb. Frau i. Walde-St. Felix
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Phone: +39 (0)463 886321
closed on: open Sat-Sun-Mon from June to October
Museum Type: History / City

The Gampen Gallery is an exhibition gallery housed in a former defensive bunker located at the Gampen high mountain pass in South Tyrol.

The defensive fortress was built in 1940 by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, worried about a possible German invasion on Italy and is constituted by over 1,5 kilometers of tunnels on four levels dug into the mountain. In 2010 the local municipality restored the structure to create a permanent and temporary exhibition gallery. Currently the Gampen Gallery houses two permanent displays: a large photographic backlit installation of works selected by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner and a very comprehensive collection of crystals and minerals. But the most interesting exhibit is constituted by the fortress itself, which detailed history is illustrated through guided tours.

The gallery is open from June to October from Saturday to Monday and all days in August.

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