Messner Mountain Museum Firmian

Sigmundskroner strasse / Via Castel Firmiano, 53, Bolzano/Bozen
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
closed on: Open from March to November. Closed on Thursdays
Museum Type: History / City

The Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, near Bozen, is the first museum of the MMM network, which counts six museums in the South Tyrol German-speaking region of Italy.

The museum network has been created by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner and is entirely dedicated to the mountains, their people, and their history.
The Firmian museum is housed in the Sigmundskron medieval castle, overlooking the city of Bozen, and is focused on the relationship between men and mountains. The castle, dating back to the 10th century, was renovated in 2006 after a design by architect Werner Tscholl.

Through artworks, installations, and graphics, the museum’s permanent exhibition depicts the history of the human civilization of mountains worldwide, from their religious significance for the population inhabiting them up to modern alpine tourism; every year also a special temporary exhibition is organized.

The Messner Mountain Museum Firmian also includes a café-restaurant and a shop. The museum galleries, courtyard, and restaurant are wheelchair-accessible, while the outdoor walk is not.

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