Extreme mountain climber Reinhold Messner has established five working museums in South Tyrol, all of which take a different approach to three themes: mountains, the mountain regions of the world, and the lifestyles of the mountain peoples.
MMM Juval - Myth of the Mountain
The museum in Juval Castle in Vinschgau is dedicated to the Magic of the Mountain and houses several fine art collections: a Tibetica collection, a gallery of paintings of the world’s holy mountains, a collection of masks from five continents, a unique Gesar of Ling exhibition, a Tantra Room and the Expedition Cellar. Trained guides are available to explain all the exhibits. There is also a small mountain zoo, home-grown produce at the Schlosswirt tavern, excellent wines in Unterortl and, at the foot of the hill, a farmhouse shop. Juval Castle always makes a big impression in so many ways.MMM Firmian - Man’s encounter with the mountains
Messner Mountain Museum - Juval
It was at his own residence, Juval Castle, that Messner established his first Mountain Museum.