Architecture x Museum x Landscape

The newest museum of the six Messner Mountain Museums is located on the peak of the 2275 m high Plan de Corones. This museum distinguishes itself from the others by its unique construction which was designed by the well-known British architect Zaha Hadid.

The interior is dedicated to the traditional alpinism and was composed by Reinhold Messner himself. The highlight of the museum is for sure the impressive panoramic view at the surrounding Dolomites, the main alpine ridge and even to the Ortles.

You can reach the museum via cableway from Riscone, Valdaora and the Furcia Pass. Alternatively, you can make a walk up to the Plan de Corones. Or, you use your car or the public transport.


Learn more about the different mountain tribes around the world!

In the castle from the 13th century, a former summer residence of the prince-bischop from Bressanone, Reinhold Messner tells stories about different mountain tribes he came across during his journeys around the world.

Walking through the exhibition you will learn more about the way of life in the different mountain regions across the world and you get also an insight in the hard daily life of highlanders.

You can combine the museum visit with taking a stroll through the lovely medieval city Brunico. From the city up to the castle hill goes a promenade and hence you can start with the town visit and then continue with the walk through the exhibition or vice versa.


All about the history and culture of Ladinia

Inside the Ciastel de Tor – a castle from the 8th century – you find an exhibition which displays the development of Ladinia from a poor mountain region to one of the most successful destinations of Italy.

Furthermore, they put also an emphasis on the unique culture and the language of the inhabitants of Ladinia, including fables and myths.


Discover the small medieval town

The medieval town centre of Brunico invites its visitors to stroll through its lovely small streets. Worth a visit is also the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa, which is located inside the old castle above Brunico, and which makes the different mountain tribes around the world a subject to discuss. You can reach the museum via a beautiful promenade starting right in the centre of Brunico.

During winter, Brunico shows another beautiful side of itself. Especially during Christmas time you can enjoy local specialities on the magnificent Christmas market. The whole town glows, you can smell Christmas everywhere, and you can observe joyful people wherever you go.


Visit the impressive Messner Mountain Museums!