Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
The Messner Mountain Museum is located at Castle Sigmundskron (south of Bolzano), Firmian.
The MMM Firmian presents information about the mountains and its people. It is intended as a meeting place for climbers from all over the world.
At Sigmundskron visitors are guided on a tour explaining the history of the mountains of pictures, sculptures, photos, symbolic objects and mementos collected on numerous expeditions.
The hike around the the holy mountain is called Kora in Tibet, and Reinhold Messner has eneavoured to create a Kora in his museum in Sigmundskron Castle. The crumbling chapel on the summit of the castle hill is juast as taboo as the peak of Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
The MMM is neither intended as a mountaineering museum nor a museum featuring South Tyrol's mountains. It is intended to show the effect a mountain has on people. The "Enchanted Mountain" is the name Reinhold Messner has given to Sigmundskron Castle, the centrepiece of his mountain museums alias Messner Mountain Museum Firmian.
The white tower consisting of several floors is the only part of the castle complex which has not planned. It is dedicated to the history of South Tyrol.
Two theatre stages and a festival lawn are intended for events, while three restaurants provide visitors with refreshments after completing the museum tour.
Via Castel Firmiano 53 - 39100 Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 631264