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Messner's Juval Castle

Reinhold Messner was born in Brixen in 1944 as the second out of nine children of a coupple of teachers. His long lasting career as climber has started at the young age of six. At the age of fourteen he had already climbed more than 500 peaks.

Messner, the man with no home, has finally found his place to come back as he saw the Juval Castle in the Vinschgau Valley, South Tyrol. This old castle was at that time merely a ruin that he renovated until it got to today's aspect.

But that is not all. He also renovated the old farm where he consequentially put to live typical Tibetan cows, the popular Yaks! This way, Messner gave to inhabitants and tourists one more thing to be interested in.

But his peculiarities are not over. As a matter of fact, a part of Juval Castle hosts nowadays an exposition of Tibetan popular art and a gallery of mountain pictures.