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Siegesdenkmal Dauerausstellung Plakate von frueher

Documentation Centre in the Victory Monument

In the lower floor of the Bolzano Victory Monument, an exhibition tells the history of its construction and of the town

"BZ '18 - '45. One monument, one city, two dictatorships." This is the permanent exhibition in the lower floor of the Victory Monument in the district of Centro-Piani. In 2014, this Documentation Centre - "Dokumentationszentrum im Siegesdenkmal" in German, "Centro di Documentazione nel Monumento alla Vittoria" in Italian - was opened to tell the story of the Victory Monument, also an important part of the history of Bolzano. The massive building was erected between 1926 and 1928 according to a design by Marcello Piacentini under the fascist regime. Numerous Italian artists contributed. Since November 2018, however, also the copies of the Capitoline Wolf and the Venetian Lion - part of the Victory Monument - can be seen again above the Talvera Bridge. The restored originales are exhibited in the Bolzano Municipal Museum on the other side of the bridge.

The origin of the permanent exhibition is due to an agreement between the Italian State, owner of the place, the region of South Tyrol and the town of Bolzano. The history of the controversial monument is narrated in 13 redeveloped underground spaces. Italian fascism and the period of the National Socialist occupation in the years from 1918 to 1945 are also discussed. Everything is closely linked to the history of Bolzano and South Tyrol, which fell from Austria to Italy in 1918 (Treaty of Saint-Germain). Also the fascist monumental bas-relief is adressed.

The exhibition is completed by a film giving an insight into the events of the world wars, and various timelines in the form of newspaper excerpts, posters and interactive elements. It is also reported on the inter-war period, urban planning in Bolzano in the 1920s, the Italianization policy, the catacombs schools, the option in 1939 and World War II with the Nazi camp in Bolzano. And how to reach the Documentation Centre? It is housed in the lower floor of the Victory Monument at the Piazza della Vittoria (Victory Square) in the heart of Bolzano. Also a parking space is located there, furthermore two bus stops can be found on the right and left side of the monument.

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Opening times

  • Sat 15 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 16 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 17 Jun closed
  • Tue 18 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 15:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00

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Spring start 2024 (04/03/2024 - 31/03/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 17:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Spring 2024 (02/04/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 15:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 15:00 - 21:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 29/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 15:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 15:00 - 21:00

Autumn 2024 (01/10/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 16:30

Admission

free admission

free guided tour for groups of 6 and more persons and for school classes

More information

Guided tours at the Documentation Centre in the Victory Monument are offered in English, German, Italian and French language, reservation min. 24 hours prior by calling +39 0471 095474 (Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm). Barrier-free access from the Corso Libertà road.

The Documentation Centre stays open all year round, closed on Mondays.

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