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Address: Sigmundskronerstr. 53, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 631264
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good museum, great castle

Enjoyed the museum and its well presented exhibits on mountaineering. They've done a fantastic job of inserting it into an old, fallen down castle. Very nice spaces. Also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The engineering to make the old castle a museum is impressive. However, much of the action is in multifloor towers with lots of stairs and little in the way of directions. If stairs are at all an issue, this is not the place for you. If you are at all claustrophobic, this might not be your place either. Otherwise, it... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Enjoyed the museum and its well presented exhibits on mountaineering. They've done a fantastic job of inserting it into an old, fallen down castle. Very nice spaces. Also, enjoyed a good meal for lunch at the café. Also, Mr. Messner himself walked in while we were eating.

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Shell Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Billed as a museum paying tribute to mountain climbing, it's actually a self-indulgent exercise by the museum creator, Reinhold Messner, an apparently controversial and accomplished mountain climber. A weird collection of Buddhas, ho-hum landscapes and a variety of oddments (e.g., a chairlift) are stuffed inside an otherwise intriguing castle, not to forget the oddball quotes printed here and there plus... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Firstly entrance is free if you have a Bolzano card. If you have a curious mind then this gives us a worth a visit. I we were fit and able to see most things. It was clear that the structure would not lend it self to any prams or wheel chairs. It did have a disabled loo but I was... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

As a Messner fan, I was looking forward to visiting the castle and museum. However, I could not have imagined a better organized and rewarding experience. The site is absolutely stunning overlooking the Bolzano hills and city. The castle towers are all accessible. Our favourite place was the "prayer" or "meditation" room that had Tibetan chanting playing subtly in the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 bubbles 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.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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