MMM Ripa
MMM Ripa

MMM Ripa

The MMM Ripa at Brunico Castle is the fifth of the museums by Reinhold Messner and is dedicated to the mountain tribes

After a long period of restoration, in July 2011 the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa, the 5th in the circle of the museum project by Reinhold Messner, was inaugurated. Brunico Castle, once the summer residence of the prince-bishops, is today dedicated to the hill tribes from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. From the Touareg to the Massai, Mongolians, Sherpas, Turkmens, Beduines and the Walser, the exhibition focuses on about 25 mountain people. Messner spent a total of 10 years of his life with hill tribes. In this experience he learned that the basis, that is to say the respect for nature and religion, are the same with all people, even if there are also great differences.

The tour in the museum starts with an exhibition of different tents and habitations of mountain people. Odours, music and video projections enhance the sensation of being in another world and being on a world cruise. Europe and America as well as religion and partial aspects of life are at the centre stage on the upper floors. Moreover there is a room that is dedicated to the architecture of hill tribes.

Also worth visiting are the prince-bishops' rooms that have been unchanged also in the course of the restoration works. To conclude your tour, we recommend you to walk up the more than 100 steps to the panoramic viewpoint on the donjon. This is where you cannot only enjoy a great view on Brunico, but also the entire valley basin, to the three-thousanders of the Valle Aurina. Messner above all appreciates the site of the museum, because from here you can see a multitude of mountain farmsteads in the surroundings. A coffee in the open air café in the inner courtyard of the castle makes your visit complete.

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Opening times

  • Wed 27 Sep 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 28 Sep 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 29 Sep 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 30 Sep 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 01 Oct 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 02 Oct 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 03 Oct closed

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Summer 2023 (14/06/2023 - 11/09/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (15/08/2023) closed

Autumn 2023 (13/09/2023 - 05/11/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2023 (01/11/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn closure 2023 (06/11/2023 - 06/12/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

MMM Ripa:
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 students
€ 12.00 seniors 65+
€ 12.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 12.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 32.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 18.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumobil Card

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 55.00 adults
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 45.00 people with disabilities
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 125.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 65.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

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The MMM Ripa stays open also in winter from December 7, 2023, to April 25, 2024.

Season closure in spring (end of April to mid-May) and in autumn (November to December).

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