Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian

Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian, Bolzano: Hours, Address, Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian Reviews: 4.5/5

Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian

Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian
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kathrinaha
Flintsbach, Germany29 contributions
What is great is that it covers quite a few different aspects of the mountains and mountaineering, so whatever your area of interest I'm sure you'll get something out of the museum. For instance, I was particularly interested in the first couple of areas where it's about holy mountains and the founders of religions from the mountains, as well as the part about the "7 summits" that are more than 8000 m high. However, there are also areas on the history of Alpinism and mountaineering, the key passages and mountains and deserts. Disclaimer: I'm a great admirer of Reinhold Messner so visiting this museum also was of personal relevance for me. I think he's an amazing storyteller and he's able to do that not only on stage but also with this museum. To me it was like a three-dimensional story I could walk through myself. Wonderful experience! If you'd like to cover the whole museum in one visit, plan for a minimum 4 hours stay.
Written October 27, 2021
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Shallwegothere
Ulceby, UK193 contributions
Couples
We thought a couple of hours would be needed to visit this museum but we're surprised at the quality of various exhibitions.
Interesting mountaineering history information, the history of the building and surrounding area which was fascinating.
Art installations and display items all within the beautiful castle. The building has been restored and blended with modern materials which are balanced to each other. The architectural design is fantastic and is very well throughout.
So 5 hours later and after visiting the cafe, we can highly recommend this museum.
Written July 28, 2020
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Anke R
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Loved this place. Lots of interesting asian sculpture and artwork, since Messner spent a lot of time climbing in Asia and wanted to share his cultural appreciation with others. Amazing setting, nice cafe, great views, definitely highly recommended.
Written June 21, 2021
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DeniseToday
Trieste, Italy12 contributions
Friends
We are Italians and big fans of mountain climbing. We visited the Firmian museum today with 2 ladies over 80 years old. We paid €3 to park. The parking attendant did not tell us that the foot path was in poor conditions and not suitable for elderly walkers. We finally made it down the treacherous path to the castle without injuries.
We paid €54 entrance fee (plus €3 parking) and saw very little because it is not handicap accessible. The elevator takes you 1 floor up and is full of steep slippery steps and steep bridges connecting the buildings.
There was no one working inside the museum to ask for information.
Basically we paid €54 to use the toilet.
The descriptions were in German and English and no Italian.
As we say in Italian...una delusione.
Written August 18, 2020
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Viridiana2012
Bologna, Italy718 contributions
Couples
The castle is an old fortress situated just outside Bozeman, impressive to look at when getting there. You can park near by in the museum parking lot and then walk 5 min to the entrance of the castle and museum. It is nice to spend some time and appreciate the way the old castle has been transformed in a Museum. Definitively worth a visit!
Written August 4, 2020
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RetiredCorfu_Greece
Corfu, Greece43 contributions
Couples
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 - and it does. We walked up and down and back on a walkway that circles the castle. It was really enjoyable even though we are both over 75 and have never climbed a mountain in our lives. This is one attraction not to be missed.
Written December 28, 2014
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Joseph V
Shell Beach, CA50 contributions
Solo
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 Bob Dylan providing some background music. The castle is cool, but Messner has stuffed it with stuff he likes and I don't know why you would. Worst of all, perhaps, is a 50-minute film that doesn't provide English subtitles and doesn't appear to be about mountain climbing. I guess that traipsing through this castle is supposed to be some mystical, metaphysical, zen moment. But it's mostly a jigsaw puzzle with a lot of missing pieces.
Written September 19, 2016
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climber_in_CH
Salida, CO1,144 contributions
Friends
I am a big fan of Messner, whom I consider to be an amazing athlete, so this visit was special. I was surprised how diverse the exhibits were, some on the political history of the area. There was a lot of poetry, Buddhism and art mixed in with a little on mountaineering. That's fine, it's his expression and was presented in an enjoyable way. The castle is interesting to explore, good for a couple of hours entertainment. A special treat was to see the man himself, there eating lunch. He consented to sign a few of the books my friends had bought there as well.
Written October 10, 2014
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269petra
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Family
The museum is built into an old castle/military fortification called Sigmundskron. It is magnificent and the design itself is a work of art. The exhibition is centered around everything that has to do with mountain climbing. Messner was the first to climb Mount Everest without oxygen and MMM Firmian @ Sigmundskron is mostly dedicated to the Himalayas. Lots to see and to take in. Definintely worth to visit.
Written June 21, 2019
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Roberto A
Santa Barbara, CA4 contributions
Couples
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 for the tickets there.
It seems odd that a place such as a Museum that's mainly visited by tourists does not facilitate a simple thing like a credit card transaction. Seriously, this is 2015!
Written May 20, 2015
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