LUMEN – Museum of mountain photography, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Südtirol/Alto Adige

LUMEN – Museum of mountain photography, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Südtirol/Alto Adige
Man’s fascination with mountains has been unbroken as long as anyone can remember. LUMEN gives this fascination a photographic home: located at the summit of the region Kronplatz at 2,275 m (in Bruneck, Southtyrol), 1,800 square metres are dedicated to mountain photography. Spanning four floors LUMEN offers the possibility to experience the history of mountain photography from its beginnings until the present as well as displaying the art of mountain- photographers from all over the world.

A scientific approach and entertainment are not contradictions — LUMEN shows historic pictures and digital innovations, exciting temporary and special exhibitions as well as spectacular productions. The curated program stands out due to its interdisciplinary character: alpinism, tourism, politics, spirituality and history — the subject mountains is examined from different perspectives.

In partnership with well renowned TAP, Durst, National Geographic, Red Bull Illume and Alinari, it was possible to create an exciting course offering visitors a new perspective on the „old“ topic of mountains.

Free admission with the Museumobil Card, the Museumcard and all guest cards with activated Museumobil Card!

The Museumcard can be purchased directly at the museum.

The museum is reachable only by cable car.

More information as well as opening hours and prices:

Tel. +39 474 431090

Cover: ©
Chapter 1: ©Skirama Kronplatz
Chapter 2: Documentation of the Mont Blanc ascent. Photo: Bisson brothers, 1840-1870 © Ville de Marseille, Dist. RMNGrand Palais / image des musées de la ville de Marseille
Chapter 3: Portrait of photographer Auguste Rosalie Bisson, c. 1865. Photo: unknown © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Chapter 4: Portrait of photographer George Tairraz, c. 1900. Photo: unknown © Collection Pierre Tairraz, Divajeu, Frankreich
Chapter 5: Hugisattel, Bernese Alps, 1882. Photo: Jules Beck © Swiss Alpine Museum, Bern
Chapter 6: Athanasius Kircher, Large portable camera obscura, 1646. © Gernsheim Collection.
Chapter 7: © Vladyslav Taran
Chapter 8: © Fotografia Marco Zanta
Chapter 9: Ang Chappal and Sepp Mayerl („Blasl Sepp“) at the summit of Fang mountain in the Annapurna massif, May 17th, 1980. Photo: Hermann Neumair © Collection Hermann Neumair TAP.
Chapter 10: Pik Lenin, c. 1980. Photo: Gustav Harder © DAV-Deutscher Alpenverein
Chapter 11: Cortina mountain guides carrying a palanquin up Mount Nuvolau,1899. Photo: Emil Terschak © Archivio La Cooperativa di Cortina
Chapter 12: Postcard, Greetings from Kronplatz (2273 m.), 1875. Photo: Verlag Carl Mahl © TAP ‐ Tyrolean archive for photographic documentation and art
Chapter 13: Mount Ararat, Turkey. © Martin Gray / National Geographic
Chapter 14: Portrait of Deodat de Dolomieu © CCO

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