News

MMM-APP

In our new multimedia guide Reinhold Messner will guide you trough the six museums from station to station. He will tell you exiting stories and the visit of each museum will become a new experience. Free download

Events

Summit-Meeting

25 June, 13 August & 10 September

Get to know the storyteller Reinhold Messner on the top of Kronplatz and visit the Messner Mountain Museum Corones in the early morning.

  • 8:00 am – take the gondola to the top of Kronplatz
  • 8:30 am – beginning of the event with Reinhold Messner
  • Afterwards everyone can visit the museum individually (open daily until 3:30 pm)
    It is an outdoor event!

Attention: Reinhold Messner will tell his stories in German, it will not be translated into English.

Annual exhibitions

Firmian


Mountains from space

“Knowledge for Tomorrow“ is the motto of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Around eight thousand people from sixty nations work there on research and development in the fields of aviation and space travel, energy, transport and security.
These pictures are an example of international cooperation. Our French counterpart, the CNES, and the Airbus Group have provided us with a great deal of satellite data, and most of the terrain models were based on photographs taken by the Pléiades satellites. These images show just what can be achieved by satellites: Their monitoring of the Earth gives us a completely up-to-date and accurate image of the most remote regions of the planet.
Satellites can measure air and water quality, record the condition of vegetation, provide precise terrain models and detect movements in the Earth’s surface down to the last millimeter. These tasks are just a few examples of the work done by DLR’s Earth Observation Center.
The importance of being able to keep watch on the planet is regularly proved by natural catastrophes. Satellites make it possible to carry out swift and wide-ranging analyses of the damage. For several decades now, they have been supplying us with information to which we would otherwise have no access. As with time-lapse photography they can record even the tiniest changes. Mountains are sensitive ecosystems that react to every alteration in the environment, and they demand our special attention – and not just from space. If we can use this information for the good of the planet and its inhabitants, we shall have fulfilled the purpose of our mission: to use the knowledge gained from science to provide a worthwhile future for everyone. In order to achieve this goal, science must open itself up to society at large and go far beyond interdisciplinary boundaries. Unusual and fascinating projects are a step in the right direction.

Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund
Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Ortles


Endurance – The last trip

A hundred years ago, in 1916, an expedition led by Ernest Shackleton was stranded on Elephant Island on the fringe of the Antarctic. When their ship Endurance was crushed in the ice pack and sank, the 28 shipwrecks spent months drifting on ice floes. Shackleton’s journey to South Georgia to get rescue – crossing 1500 km of the world’s most difficult seas in a small open boat – and his march over the ice-capped mountains of South Georgia constitute one of the great acts of heroism in human history. But it was even more difficult for Frank Wild to prevent the 21 men condemned to spend a desperate winter on Elephant Island from committing collective suicide.