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Messner Mountain Museum Juval

Historical Site · Vinschgau · 896 m
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars, U. Bernhart, Eppan an der Weinstraße
  • / Schlosswirt
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars, U. Bernhart, Eppan an der Weinstraße
  • / Juval
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars, U. Bernhart, Eppan an der Weinstraße

Juval Castle, the summer residence of the world-famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner and the Messner Mountain Museum.

Medieval Juval Castle is situated on a prehistoric place of worship at the entrance to the pristine Val Senales. The castle was built around 1278 by Hugo von Montalban. In 1540, Juval Castle changed ownership and reached its heyday in those years. In 1913, the Dutch Colonial William Rowland turned up at the dilapidated castle and had it professionally restored. Since 1983 Juval Castle has been the residence of extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner and has turned Juval Castle into the main site of the MMM Messner Mountain Museum. The castle contains an extensive Tibetan collection as well as the Mountain Gallery and the ethnic mask collection with exhibits from five continents. Juval Castle also boasts some Renaissance-era frescoes that can be visited. Alpine fauna can sometimes be spotted wandering about in the castle grounds and there is also a farm with its own vineyards and a winery. The attached winery Unterortl, the organic farm Oberortl, and the Schlosswirt revitalize these small-scale cultural landscape in Lower Venosta Valley.

Getting there

Parking Juval, between Castelbello-Ciardes and Naturno


46.651469, 10.965900
46°39'05.3"N 10°57'57.2"E
32T 650426 5168311
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