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Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The sixth and final museum by the famous extreme alpinist Reinhold Messner is the conclusion of his museum project and the crowning of the Messner Mountain Museums.

The world-famous architect Zaha Hadid planned the unique and modern building on top of the hiking and skiing area Mt. Kronplatz (2,275 m). The project was realized in collaboration with the Skirama Kronplatz and Reinhold Messner. The realization was an enormous challenge for all parties. Finally, the grand opening took place in July 2015.

The Messner Mountain Museum Corones mainly picks out as a central theme the traditional alpinism and the alpine history, with important characters, as well as the triumphs and tragedies around the most known mountains in the world. The in large part subterranean construction seems to float deeply into the mountain. Besides artworks, equipment and movies, the exhibition space also displays thought-provoking quotes. 

Furthermore, the magnificent environs were included into the concept of the highest museum in South Tyrol. From three viewing platforms, the visitors enjoy a wonderful view over the South Tyrolean mountains and especially on those peaks playing a significant role in the life of Reinhold Messner.

The museum’s name derives from Plan de Corones – the Ladin denomination of Mt. Kronplatz. Corones means “the crown”, translated into English.

Opening hours and reachability
 

From St. Vigil, from Reischach or from Olang, various ropeway connections are available and directly conduce you to the peak of the magnificent panoramic mountain. The museum is open from the first Sunday in June to the second Sunday in October and from the end of November to the middle of April (corresponding to the opening of the ropeways) between 10 am and 4 pm. The MMM Corones is also reachable by foot. The hike lasts about 4-5 hours from St. Vigil, from Reischach or from Olang. 

Further information:
MMM Corones
Tel.: +39 0471 631264
Email: corones@messner-mountain-museum.it

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The MMM Corones is the highest museum in South Tyrol.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The building was projected by star architect Zaha Hadid. The exhibition was designed by the extreme climber Reinhold Messner.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The fascinating building itself is already worth a visit. The items on display interact with the unique architecture and the mountains in the environs.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

During the construction phase, many obstacles had to be overcome. Now, the museum at Mt. Kronplatz attracts numerous visitors in summer, as well as in winter.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

Three window fronts, one with viewing platform, take the South Tyrolean mountians inside the museum, making them part of the exhibition.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

In the sixth and last of his museums, Reinhold Messner has arranged the windows in a way that the visitor gazes towards those mountains, which have played a significant role in Messner's life.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

By the MMM Corones, the hiking and skiing area of Mt. Kronplatz got a further attraction, and offers a cultural highlight along the variegated offer for sports activities.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The sixth museum by Reinhold Messner is dedicated to the traditional alpinism.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

Besides alpine equipment, the museum also exhibits drawings and scuptures regarding alpinism.

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The artworks's effect is enforcesd by the oblique grey walls of the unique building.

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