Messner Mountain Museum - MMM Firmian
The fourth of the Messner museums can be found in Firmiano. Castle Firmiano is steeped in history near Bolzano. Tourists can experience sights and experiences from the world of the mountains. Reinhold Messner and architect Werner Tscholl have managed to create a masterpiece unlike any other using art, religion, and quotes. Unique.
Contacts: MMM Firmian; Sigmundskroner Str. 53; 39100 Bozen; T +39 0471 631 264 - www.messner-mountain-museum.it
The botanical garden at Trauttmansdorff castle
Insight into exotic and Mediterranean landscapes, views on the surrounding mountains and the sunny Merano: The gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle feature more than 80 different types of gardens in a natural setting. In 2005 the venue was crowned the most beautiful garden in Italy, in 2006 as Europe’s number 6 best garden!
Our tip: an unmissable day trip!
Contacts: Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff, St.-Valentin-Str. 51a; 39012 Meran; T +39 0473 235 730 - www.trauttmansdorff.it
Max Valier public observatory and Peter Anich sun observatory
South Tyrol’s public and sun observatory can be found north of Bolzano.
Public observatory: guided tour every Thursday evening throughout the year. For bookings, call +39 0471 361 314
Sun observatory: guided tour every Friday of the planetary constellation and visit to the sun observatory. Start at 10.30 a.m. at the sun observatory, guided tour of the planetary constellation, lunch break and final visit of the observatory. Pre-book by Thursday at the Collepietra Tourist Office +39 0471 376 574