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burg schloss sigmundskron

Firmiano Castle MMM

The mighty Firmiano Castle, located between Bolzano and Appiano, houses the MMM Firmian Museum

In the south-west of Bolzano, above Frangarto, there is Firmiano Castle - "Schloss Sigmundskron" in German, "Castel Firmiano" in Italian -, sitting enthroned on the back of a mountain. It is one of the largest castles of the region: Its original name "Formigar" dates from the Latin "formicaria", which is one of the oldest castle names of South Tyrol. It has been mentioned for the first time in 945 AD and later on changed into "Firmian". Since 1027, the building was in possession of the Bishops of Trento, in 1473 it changed hands and was passed to Sigismund, Archduke of Austria and territorial lord of Tyrol. Only then the castle received the German name "Sigmungskron" - this name as well as the form of the castle complex reminds the owner ("Crown of Sigismund").

Moreover this castle is a political symbol for many inhabitants of South Tyrol, as in 1957 the historical event "Los von Trient" was held in this place. This was a huge manifestation with participation of Silvius Magnago, calling for autonomy and protesting against the non compliance of the Agreement of Paris. Since 1996, Firmiano Castle is in possession of the Province of Bolzano.

In June 2006, Reinhold Messner inaugurated the Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian in the castle. It gives an insight into the importance and significance of mountains for humans with the permanent exhibition "The enchanted mountain". The so-called "White Tower", however, is dedicated to the history of the castle and the struggle for the autonomy of South Tyrol. And how to reach Firmiano Castle? A small road takes you from Frangarto up the hill where a large parking space is located (subject to charge). From there, in a few minutes walk you reach the castle gate. Beneath it, the Oltradige Cycle Path leads from Bolzano to Appiano and to Lake Caldaro.

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May closed
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 18:00

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MMM Firmian - spring 2024 (17/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

MMM Firmian - summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

MMM Firmian - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 10/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

MMM Firmian:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 13.00 students
€ 13.00 seniors 65+
€ 13.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 13.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 34.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 19.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumobil Card

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 55.00 adults
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 45.00 people with disabilities
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 125.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 65.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

More information

Castle and museum stay open from mid-March to mid-November, closed on Thursdays.

Season start 2024 on March 17.

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