Messner Mountain Museum
Messner Mountain Museum information
The imposing Castel Firmiano, dating back to AD 945, is the centrepiece of mountaineer Reinhold Messner's five museums. Based around humankind's relationship with the mountains across all cultures, the architecture itself suggests the experience of shifting altitudes, and requires visitors to traverse hundreds of stairs and mesh walkways. The collection is idiosyncratic, but when it works, it's heady stuff. The museum is on the BoBus route; in winter catch a taxi (suburban trains go to Ponte Adige/Sigmundskron but beware the long walk up a truck-laden road). Messner's other museums are scattered across the region, including Ortles.