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Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian

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Address: Sigmundskronerstr. 53, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0471 631264

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Must-see for anyone interested in the history of climbing

Wonderfully curated collection of Reinhold Messner's artifacts, art, and religious shrine objects symbolizing the heart of climbing. Fairly expensive and parking is not free, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanted to see this as I am a fan of the late Zaha Hadid, but to be honest was disappointed by the build quality seeing as it's only been open for a year it's already starting to see quite a lot of wear & cracking from the structure - if your into climbing then I guess you will go but... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wonderfully curated collection of Reinhold Messner's artifacts, art, and religious shrine objects symbolizing the heart of climbing. Fairly expensive and parking is not free, but those who follow (or engage in) climbing will find this fascinating. The castle compound also is interesting to see, and the views of Bolzano and surroundings are top-notch from here.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The only good thing about the museum in our opinion was the castle itself and its seraundings. The exhibition itself is not coherent and hard to follow. Looks like something between cult of Messner's personality or just a place to put together some staff he likes. The view is great and there in a nice trail going down to the... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

fantastic Museum in this old castle. extraordinary what reinhols did here and what he is to comunicate us from his view of the mountains. We loved every minute of this visite in this exraordinary atmosphere. Will go for visiting also the other Messner-Museums, as soon as possible

1 Thank 1950fede
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Reinhold Messner is in my opinion the greatest mountain climber/explorer in history, so I really enjoyed walking through his home-turned-museum. All through the house, and sprinkled around the outside grounds, are items either given to him or collected by him from places all over the world. Photography was welcome throughout the museum when I was there a few years ago,... More 

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Lubeck, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Take your time for this fantastic Museum! You will need about 4 hrs. to see and enjoy everything in this castle. Keep your eyes open from the very first beginning as you will find outdoor in the gardens lots of Buddha or other kind of Asian statues which Reinhold Messner brought with him from around the world. Entrance fee is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A fascinating experience for those interested in mountaineering--do a little internet research on Messner beforehand if you're not familiar with him. The museum presents interesting Sudtirol history, a diverse collection of sculpture in a wonderful setting, and an intriguing opportunity to see a minimally modified but carefully restored piece of architecture. The organization of the museum is a bit confusing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to visit. Take the tram to the top of the mountain and visit this great mountain top village with the Messner Mt. Museum. Great scenery, valleys and a super train ride to view all

1 Thank Robinwood1993
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was very disappointed today because I was not able to get in to visit the castle. My husband and I weren't able to use our credit card to pay for the tickets and other than cash there was no other option for us. We were told the restaurant would accept credit card but for some reason we couldn't pay... More 

1 Thank Roberto A
Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were in the tourist bureau in Bolzano to pick up some general information and were asked if we had visited the Messner Museum. If we hadn't, the bus was leaving in 10 minutes and for 2 euros you can ride up to the museum. The museum is in a ruined castle and tries to simulate a small mountain climb... More 

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