Reinhold Messner’s MMM Ripa and MMM Corones
In the Puster Valley it’s worth visiting two of Messner’s museum projects: the MMM Ripa in Bruneck and the MMM Corones on the Kronplatz.
MMM Ripa at Bruneck Castle is devoted to mountain tribes from all over the world and their culture, religion and tourism. The permanent exhibition reveals dwellings, films and movements to give museum visitors more perspective on the heritage of the mountains. Bruneck Castle was once the summer residence of the Prince Bishop, and has been refurbished and adapted as a museum with architectural additions.
MMM Corones on the summit plateau of the Kronplatz is home to an exhibition on traditional Alpine mountaineering, the principal discipline of climbers. It tells the Alpine story. From the distinctive museum building by famous architect Zaha Hadid, there is a view in all directions far over the national borders.