South Tyrol, land of culture
Some of the highlights most worth seeing in South Tyrol next to the castles, monasteries and unique natural landscapes are a number of fascinating museums. You can get to know South Tyrolean history, culture, the county and its people and have fun at the same time.
Messner Mountain Museum
The famous extreme climber Reinhold Messner presents everything you would ever want to know about mountains in his mountain museums all over South Tyrol. In the MMM Firmiano at the Castello Firmiano, the relationship between people and mountains is explored. The MMM Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo is dedicated to the subject of cliffs. The subject of ice is presented in the MMM Ortles. The Castel Juval houses the MMM Juval and revolves around mountain myths. The MMM Ripa in the Castello di Brunico is dedicated to the mountain people.
In the South Tyrolean Archeological Museum in Bolzano, also called the Ötzi Museum, the world-famous glacier mummy from Hauslabjoch is exhibited with all his accessories. In addition to the spectacular and always changing special exhibition, the museum also features other interesting finds from South Tyrolean archeological history.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano presents fascinating works of art from domestic and international artists. The modern cube made of glass and steel brings countless visitors to the city each year with its hiking exhibitions.
Tirol Castle in the nearby village of Tyrol is the family seat of the Count of Tyrol and the origin of our region’s name. Today the castle houses the South Tyrolean State Museum of Culture and History and tells the story of Tyrol. Every room of the castle which is suitable for entrance is dedicated to a different subject.