Fodor's Expert Review Messner Mountain Museum Juval

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Since 1983 this 13th-century castle in the hills above the hamlet of Stava has been the summer home of the South Tyrolese climber and polar adventurer Reinhold Messner—the first climber to conquer Everest solo. Part of the castle has been turned into one of six in Messner's chain of mountain museums, where visitors can view his collection of Tibetan art and masks from around the world. You can download an app to use as a self-guided tour. It's a 10-minute shuttle ride from the parking lot below, plus a 15-minute walk up to the castle, or a 60- to 90-minute hike on local trails; wear sturdy shoes, even if you take the shuttle, as the paths are uneven.

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Quick Facts

Juval 3
Castelbello, Trentino-Alto Adige  39020, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €12, shuttle bus €5 round-trip, Closed Wed. and Nov.–late Mar.

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