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Bellum Aquilarum open-air museum

“Bellum Aquilarum” is the name of the open-air museum on Mt. Croda Rossa, dedicated to the Mountain Warfare (1915 - 1918)

In World War I, the Dolomites were the backdrop of the cruel Mountain Warfare, in which not only the Austro-Hungarian, German and Italian troops faced each other, but the soldiers also fought against the mountain, winter and hunger. Still today, remains of camps, shelters, command barracks and trenches bear witness to those times. Some of them tell about the inventiveness of the soldiers and the attempt to develop technical solutions that would ensure survival.

The Bellum Aquilarum Association from Sesto, accredited as a voluntary organisation, has set its sights on saving these traces on Mt. Croda Rossa from the weather effects and oblivion. The Bellum Aquilarum open-air museum - "Freilichtmuseum Rotwand" in German, "Museo all'aperto della Grande Guerra" in Italian - shall be a memorial against war and its far-reaching consequences. Also a documentation centre is planned in the village of Sesto. The hike through the open-air museum starts at the Rudi Mountain Hut at the mountain station at 1,950 m a.s.l. and leads in 45 minutes to the Anderter Alp at 2,150 m a.s.l.

In summer, some exhibits can be seen in the Monte di Mezzo Fortress at the southern slope of the area. And how to reach the Bellum Aquilarum open-air museum? From the mountain station of the Croda Rossa Cable Car, reachable from Moso di Sesto, the path no. 100 leads to the Anderter Alp. Along the hike the traces of WWI can be seen, also guided tours are offered. In addition, nearby, at the Campanile Colesei rock needle, a new via ferrata was opened a few yeas ago through this area steeped in history: The via ferrata on the Cima Otto of the "Sesto Sundial".

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May closed
  • Sun 26 May closed
  • Mon 27 May closed
  • Tue 28 May closed
  • Wed 29 May closed
  • Thu 30 May 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 31 May 08:30 - 17:30

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Croda Rossa Cable Car - summer start 2024 (30/05/2024 - 06/07/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:30 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - summer 2024 (07/07/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:00 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - late autumn 2024 (14/10/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 16:30

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:30 - 16:30

Admission

open-air museum freely accessible

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car (online):
€ 29.50 adults
€ 29.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 19.50 children and young people (8-15 years)

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car (box office):
€ 32.00 adults
€ 32.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 29.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 21.50 children and young people (8-15 years)

free for children under 8 years

More information

The opening hours refer to the Croda Rossa Cable Car, which takes you to the Bellum Aquilarum open-air museum. Both stay open from the end of May to early November: Guided historical hikes to the museum are offered in this period (further information by calling +39 0474 710310).

Season start 2024 on May 30.

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