Messner Mountain Museum, Museo.Passiria/Museum.Passeier, Castel Tirolo/Schloss Tirol

On the trail of history and culture in Val Passiria/Passeiertal

The 6 different Messner Mountain Museums and all the other museums and castles in Val Passiria/Passeiertal and in South Tyrol are something really special: extremely impressive, interesting and exciting. We have put together a selection of the most beautiful museums and castles in South Tyrol for your adventure holiday!

Messner Mountain Museum times 6

Reinhold Messner has been devoting all his attention to a unique museum project on the subject of the mountains for quite some time. A Messner Mountain Museum has been built at 6 locations in the Alps, which deal with and tell different stories to do with mountains.

Messner Mountain Museum Firmian (Bolzano/Bozen) – Museum in Castel Firmiano/Schloss Sigmundskron, theme: The history and art of mountaineering

Messner Mountain Museum Juval (near Naturno/Naturns) – Museum in Messner’s private castle, theme: Myth of the mountain

Messner Mountain Museum Ortles/Ortler (Solda/Sulden) – Underground museum up the Ortles/Ortler, theme: Eternal ice

Messner Mountain Museum Dolomites (Cibiana Di Cadore, Monte Rite) – Museum in a fort from the First World War, theme: History of the development of the Dolomites and Alps

Messner Mountain Museum Ripa (Brunico/Bruneck) – Museum in Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck, theme: Mountain folks

NEW: Messner Mountain Museum Corones (Brunico/Bruneck, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz) – Partly underground museum on the summit of Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, theme: Traditional Alpinism

Heroes & Hofer: Museo.Passiria/Museum.Passeier

Just 500 metres away from the Stroblhof is the Sandhof, where the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer was born, which is today part of the Museo.Passiria/Museum.Passeier – an interesting outdoor museum that reports on Andreas Hofer’s life and the local history of Val Passiria/Passeiertal.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The 12 hectares of gardens in Merano/Meran accommodate approximately 3,000 plant species, which have been arranged in terraces and classified into themes and that thrive and flourish wonderfully. The mild climate in the Merano/Meran valley basin makes this possible! Towering above the gardens is Trauttmansdorf Castle, where Empress Sissi once spent her short breaks and where the Touriseum, the South Tyrolean National Museum for Tourism, can be found today.

Castel Tirolo/Schloss Tirol near Merano/Meran

The South Tyrolean National Museum for Cultural and National History is accommodated in Castel Tirolo/Schloss Tirol in Tirolo/Dorf Tirol. The well preserved castle alone would be worth a visit, but the permanent exhibition and changing special exhibitions make a visit to Castel Tirolo/Schloss Tirol all the more worthwhile!

The Schneeberg interactive mine in Passiria/Passeier

Europe’s once highest situated mine is a museum and adventure tunnel today. It is only open in the summer months and can only be reached on foot, but it offers thrilling adventures for both young and old explorers.

South Tyrolean Archaeology Museum in Bolzano/Bozen

Get acquainted with Ötzi, the Ice Man, and find out everything about his fate and the era in which he lived. The mummy is more than 5,000 years old and together with his burial objects, he is one of the most important finds from the Stone Age.