Built at an altitude of 2,275 meters above sea level, high on the top of the Messner Mountain in South Tyrol, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is not an ordinary one. Established by the world-renowned mountaineer and climber Reinhold Messner and designed by Zaha Hadid, MMM Corones is one of the most spectacular mountain constructions and a remarkable architectural achievement.
The museum is built-in at the top Kronplatz in South Tyrol and overlooks the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites and the surrounding alpine peaks of the Zillertal and Ortler. It’s dedicated to mountain culture and it explores the traditions and history of mountaineering, in which Messner has a huge contribution.
He is one of the greatest climbers in history and was the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen and the first to conquer all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-plus mountains. With his achievements he changed the way people look at 8,000m mountains. In 1980 the Italian adventurer also became the first person to climb Everest alone without bottled oxygen.
The Messner Mountain Museum is the last of the six museums created across South Tyrol by Messner, all of them located in outstanding locations.