• Messner Mountain Museums

    Six places, six exhibitions, six experiences.

    One idea – six venues: 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 hill Ripa and MMM Corones – that’s how the six Messner Mountain Museums are called. Messner’s vision was to create a series of mountain museums – and he definitely succeeded in six astonishingly beautiful venues.

  • Corones

    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

    From the first Sunday in June until the second Sunday in October and from the end of November until mid-April (according to the opening hours of the cable cars) from 10 am – 4 pm. Opened daily.

    Time required: day-excursion (about 8 hours)
    Distance: 80 km far away from Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum:1,00 hour

    The visit can be integrated with:

  • Firmian

    MMM Firmian represents the main museum – not only from an administrative point of view, but it is also the centrepiece regarding event organisation. 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.

     

    Opening Hours

    From the first Sunday in March to the third Sunday in November. 
    Every day from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
    Thursday closing day

    Time required:half day excursion (about 4 hours) or day-excursion (about 8 hours)
    Distance: 5 km far away from city center of Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum: 2 hour

    The visit can be integrated with:

  • Dolomites

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

     

    Opening Hours

    From June 1 to September 30
    In June and from mid September from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm
    From July to mid September from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm
    No closing day

    Time required: day-excursion (about 8 hours
    Distance: 120 km far away from Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum: 1 hour
    Arrival Point: Cibiana Pass
    From Cibiana Pass to the MMM Dolomites on the top of Monte Rite: walk  3:30 hours (round trip) – In summer is operating a paying shuttle service.

    The visit can be integrated with:

  • Juval

    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.

     

    Opening Hours

    From June 1 to September 30
    In June and from mid September from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm
    From July to mid September from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm
    No closing day

    Time required: half day excursion (about 4 hours) or day-excursion (about 8 hours)
    Distance: 45 km far away from Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum: 1 hour
    From the parking to the MMM Juval: walk  1:45 hours (round trip) or the paying shuttle service.

    The visit can be integrated with:

  • Ripa

    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.

     

    Opening Hours

    From the second sunday in May until November 1
    From 10 to 6 pm 
and from December 26 to April 25
    From 10 am to 6 pm

    Tuesday closing day

    Time required: day-excursion (about 8 hours)
    Distance: 75 km far away from Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum: 1 hour

    The visit can be integrated with:

  • Ortles

    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.

     

    Opening Hours

    From the fourth Sunday in May to the second Sunday in October and from the second Sunday in December to May 1
, every day from 2 pm to 6 pm
    
In July and August from 1 pm to 7 pm

    Tuesday closing day

    Time required: day-excursion (about 8 hours)
    Distance: 95 km far away from Bolzano
    Time required to visit the Museum: 30 minutes

    The visit can be integrated with:

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FAQ’s
Which are the closest airports in the area?

The closest airport are Innsbruck (125Km) and Verona (143km).

Do i need travel insurance?

We recommended getting a travel insure policy which cover you for all medical expenses(including repatriention) and any expensive items you bring away with you such as laptops, smartphone, photo cameras, tablets, etc. Travel insurance should be taken out at the time of booking in case you have to cancel out travel because of unforeseen events.

What's the opening period of mountain huts?

During summer season, they open approximately their doors on the 10th of June and close them on the 25th of September. These dates depend on weather conditions.

Is it necessary to bring your own sleeping bag in mountain huts?

No. Usually the beds in the mountain huts have got a blanket and a quilt. Anyways it is better to ask for more information to the mountain hut.

Are there showers in mountain huts?


Usually the room has a shared shower, just a few rooms have a private shower. Using the shower has normally a cost because the water in the mountain huts is precious and it runs frequently out.

Do I need to book in forehand a room in a mountain hut?

No, but is highly recommended. Otherwise it is better to arrive early in the afternoon in order to have a better chance of getting the room.