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MMM Ortles in Sulden

The famous alpinist Reinhold Messner has realised an impressive museum project in five different locations in South Tyrol and in one location in Belluno – the Messner Mountain Museums: Each Messner Mountain Museum is dedicated to a specific topic. The MMM Ortles in Sulden is located at 1900 m above sea level and displays the facets of ice and the fascinating beauty of glaciers.

From the outside, visitors can only see the entrance area and a jagged lightwell through which they can see the top of Mt. Ortles in one place. The major part of MMM Ortles in Sulden was designed below grade by architect Arnold Gapp in the style of a glacier crevasse. This way, he has created a perfect combination of museum topic, architecture and landscape.

Glacial ice & polar ice

The MMM Ortles tells the story of snow men and snow lions, of the white out and the force of avalanches. In addition to the world’s biggest collection of pictures portraying Mt. Ortler, the highest mountain in South Tyrol, the museum offers different artworks focussing on ice. As well, visitors can learn more about ice climbing and polar expeditions.

Inn & curiosities

In the close surroundings of the museum entrance, Reinhold Messner has renovated a 400 years old farm. Here, the guests of Yak & Yeti inn can taste South Tyrolean dishes and yak meat specialities.

The MMM Curiosa in the so-called “Flohhäuschen” house – a former hut for alpinists – is a freely accessible mini museum. It displays objects telling about curiosities in the mountains and portrays the history of alpinism in the Ortler area.

Further information:

MMM Ortles
Tel. : +39 0473 613577
E-mail: ortles@messner-mountain-museum.it